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Fiji water authority implements open spatial asset decision support

Australia: Open Spatial announced that Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has completed a successful six month implementation of the Open Spatial Asset Decision Support Solution. The Open Spatial solution is tailored to meet the business needs of water and wastewater businesses and specifically bridges the gap between CAD, GIS and BIM (building information modelling).

Based on risk-averse technologies from Autodesk and Oracle, the Open Spatial Asset Decision Support Solution combines the strengths of engineering quality with geospatial ease of use, delivering a fit-for-purpose solution to WAF.

Opetaia Ravai, CEO at WAF commented, “A major contributor to the success of the Open Spatial bid was their adherence to open standards and engineering best practices governing the management of geospatial infrastructure assets. WAF is confident that we will get a fast return on our investment through better management of our network assets and improvements in service delivery to customers.”

A major component of the implementation was the improvement of the quality of WAF geospatial data representing assets in the ground. This phase ensured network assets were accurately recorded and connected, providing operations staff with tracing functionality to isolate pipe bursts and sewer chokes, identify affected assets and plan outages with customers.

In addition, integration into corporate systems provides smart synchronisation with the WAF billing system to highlight unbilled accounts, thematic representation of irregular consumption and access to billing data throughout the organisation.

Anthony Jahshan, CEO at Open Spatial, commented, “Water Authority of Fiji chose our solution because it is custom built for water and wastewater utilities. Unlike other products, our Asset Decision Support Solution is configured for immediate use and delivers unprecedented returns on investment. We continue to work with WAF to create a showcase for other South Pacific and South East Asian utilities.”

Source: Open Spatial