KNW meeting: Decision-Support Systems in the Water Sector

Event details

Do you decide or does your computer?  IT systems are increasingly supporting decision-making in the water sector. But, does it work? How far can this go, and how far do we want it to go? At this on-the-way-home pizza session, on 19 April, we’re going to try to come up with some answers.

Do you decide or does your computer?
Operators base their daily management decisions on information that a system gives them. Technologists and managers decide on the basis of performance indicators that are coloured in by a computer. Does it work? And how far can this go, and how far do we want it to go in water management, water treatment and water production?

Technique, organisation and support

Decision-support systems present information about pre-defined performance indicators, so that users can prioritise and choose. We will explore the success and failure factors of these systems, both within and outside the water sector. We will look at the technique, but will focus primarily on the organisation and the creation of support. We will also look ahead and develop scenarios for the future.

Three practical pitches

Our approach is based on three practical pitches from the water sector, from the waterboards and the drinking water companies. A third pitch comes from outside the water sector and relates to mobility.

Pizza session: Decision-Support Systems in the Water Sector

When: Wednesday, 19 April 2017, from 16:00 to 18:00
Where: KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Groningenhaven 7 in Nieuwegein
For: everyone working in IT
By: KNW Theme Group, IT applications in the water sector
Cost: free for KNW members; € 50 for non-members

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