Advanced water management solutions help prevent leaks, waste and emissions

April 14, 2023
Effective leak prevention and water management technologies have emerged in recent years and promise to transform how water is used in buildings.

Water loss and inefficient water management present a major challenge throughout the built environment. Commercial and large residential facilities face numerous risks related to leaks and water loss, ranging from small, unnoticed leaks that result, over time, in significant damage to sudden catastrophic failures.  

In buildings of all sizes and functions, water is a largely unmanaged and unmonitored resource. Tracking its use has traditionally been difficult and time-consuming. The result is that approximately 25% of the water entering any building is simply wasted.  

Fortunately, however, effective, and powerful leak prevention and water management technologies have emerged in recent years and promise to transform how water is used in buildings. Powerful AI-based solutions are positioned to help building owners, management companies, real estate and property firms, municipalities, and other organizations make huge strides in water management.   

Commercial water management systems for complex facilities such as construction sites, universities, hospitals, multifamily residential facilities, hotels and large office and retail buildings require reliable AI (Artificial Intelligence) machine learning and pattern recognition technology that can learn to recognize consumption patterns and identify potential issues that deviate from those patterns.  

Water damage can happen quickly. In addition to recognizing consumption and potential leaks, an ideal water management solution must also be able to proactively communicate information through automated real-time alerts across SMS, email and phone notifications. An important feature of the best water management technology platforms is the capacity to shut off the valves automatically and remotely, regardless of onsite staffing.   

It is crucial that an advanced water management system can integrate with a wide range of existing building management systems, so users have total visibility and control all in the same place. 

Systems, such as WINT, help organizations mitigate water risk in a wide range of commercial applications, from construction to multifamily residential, office, retail, higher education, and others. WINT’s AI analytics provide organizations with a solution to these challenges. Commercial, residential, education and other large facilities can now monitor and manage water, cut waste, prevent damage, and reduce emissions so they can meet financial and sustainability goals into the future. 

WINT equips owners, contractors, managers and their teams with a solution for managing water on the jobsite, fighting water loss and damage, and reducing the environmental impact of an increasingly scarce resource. WINT includes capabilities such as:  

  • Automated leak mitigation with real-time detection and auto shutoff.  
  • Unparalleled anomaly detection and analytics powered by advanced AI algorithms. 
  • Enterprise-grade management for operation in large and mid-sized facilities.  
  • Backup power to ensure uninterrupted water management and valve activation even during power outages.  
  • Autonomous operation in case of communication failures.  
  • Flexible communication options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 4G and 5G cellular.  
  • Ability to monitor and detect anomalies on all types of water systems in the facility, including main feeds, domestic cold water, irrigation, cooling towers, sprinklers, and HVAC. 

Efforts to reduce emissions and waste are increasingly important to stakeholders and regulators. The emergence of effective water management systems empowers the industry to leverage efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint. 

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can change how construction, building operations, and property and facilities management professionals deal with water waste. Innovations in IoT and AI make it possible to deliver meaningful real-world results in the ongoing effort to mitigate water waste in the built environment. 

Yaron Dycian is chief product and strategy officer for WINT, a groundbreaking software company that produces artificial intelligence-powered leak detection and water management solutions. WINT serves some of the world’s largest organizations including technology, construction and real estate businesses.   

About the Author

Yaron Dycian

Yaron Dycian is chief product and strategy officer for WINT, a groundbreaking software company that produces artificial intelligence-powered leak detection and water management solutions. WINT serves some of the world’s largest organizations including technology, construction and real estate businesses.   

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