AI for high-efficiency water networks

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Gallery AI for high-efficiency water networks 1
June 2021
By Altereo
Headquarters 13770 Venelles, France

AI for high-efficiency water networks - Artificial intelligence for saving water resources and energy on water distribution networks

HpO® aims at making public water distribution networks more efficient, sustainable and resilient today and in the next decades. HpO® relies on Artificial Intelligence and engineering services to predict failures, prevent leaks and save water resources and energy on water distribution networks. It gives two valuable outputs: which streets to inspect first for leak detection so as to reduce the duration of existing leaks; and which network components to replace first for maximum technical and financial performance to reduce the number of leaks in the future. HpO® also accounts for the ageing of water networks everywhere in the world. They are buried and the threat remains invisible. The investment costs for water network replacement are too high to be sustainable on a short period of time. This investment has to be stretched out over decades, starting today. HpO® helps to predict risks and target the replacements where they will be the most efficient, year after year.

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Key features

  • Can avoid up to 10 times more failures and leaks than current practices
  • Can help water utilities reduce water losses by 50% within a few years of targeted leak detection and network replacement
  • Can help water utilities reduce CO2 emissions from water production by half within a few years


  • Payback time of under 4 years
  • Can help water utilities enhance the efficiency of their investments for network replacement, which can amount to millions of euros per year
  • Helps to optimise the use of the water already available in their pipes and avoid massive investments to mobilise new water resources (dams, feeder pipelines)

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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