Digital water start-up Qatium onboards 150 utilities ahead of launch

Qatium to unveil its water management platform at Aquatech Amsterdam coming November.

Digital water company Qatium has onboarded over 150 water utilities in the last three months, and will be launching its water management platform at the upcoming Aquatech Amsterdam.

Qatium gives utilities of all sizes the visibility to improve network performance, identify efficiencies and ensure continuity of service. By combining hydraulic models with SCADA, AMI and GIS data, Qatium can stimulate demand spikes and water shutdowns, predict bottlenecks, identify leaks, run flushing scenarios to reduce solids and monitor water quality.

Qatium provides municipalities and water utilities with deep analytics for managing their networks regardless of their size, expertise or resources. Outlining the company’s long-term goals, Roberto Tórtola, founder and CEO of Qatium, said: “Qatium aims to be the single-source of truth for water professionals and a global marketplace for water utilities, open-source software developers, service providers and technology vendors.”

Since the launch of its early adopter programme less than three months ago, over 150 utilities from around the world have started using Qatium to improve management and delivery of their water systems.

Gavin Van Tonder, executive director of water at NEOM, explained the early success of the platform: “We were impressed by Qatium’s simplicity and visualisation capabilities. With Qatium, we were able to see results from day one.”

Qatium will be unveiled on 2 Nov 2021 at the Digital Hub’s Aquastage at Aquatech Amsterdam.

Kevin Wyckoff of the Lakewood Water District in Washington, one of the utilities in the US to use Qatium, said: “In addition to the network insights it provides, Qatium is an intuitive and collaborative tool to test new ideas, facilitate training and transfer knowledge.”

Dragan Savic, CEO at KWR Water Research Institute, professor of hydroinformatics at the University of Exeter, and a member of Qatium’s advisory board, added: “Visibility is key to making water systems more efficient, safer, and more affordable. With Qatium, operators can better understand network behaviour, optimise system performance, and ensure continuity and resilience by proactively protecting assets and communities.”