In order for the water industry to face its challenges of net zero and achieving a health environment the use of Digital Tools are absolutely essential. Whether this is Data and information management at its most basic or artificial intelligence at the most complex doesn’t really matter. However, this is going to take a lot to achieve and an honesty from the industry to realize that we must get the basics right and build from there. Once the basics are right and the data that we rely upon in a state that we can believe it we can build the Digital Tools that will give us a situational awareness which will help us to manage more efficiently.

Oliver Grievson has over 25 yearOliver Grievson has more than 25 years of experience in the wastewater industry, specialising in wastewater measurement and digital transformation. Among many other roles, he is currently Chair of the IWA Digital Water Programme and a Fellow of IWA.

As a process engineer, instrumentation specialist and a Digital Water expert he looks forward to a day where we make effective use of the data and information that the water industry collects.