Brown and Caldwell have formed a unique alliance with Seeq to bring significant operational analytics advances to the water industry.

FREMONT, CA: Brown and Caldwell, a prominent environmental engineering and development company, has formed a unique alliance with Seeq, a provider of advanced analytics solutions, to bring significant operational analytics advances to the water industry.

Seeq was founded in 2013 and develops software applications for manufacturing companies to quickly identify and share data insights to optimize production outcomes such as yield, margins, quality, and security.

Utilities use supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and highly instrumented facilities to capture large quantities of indiscernible data. Brown and Caldwell will help utilities further leverage SCADA data, lab assessments, asset databases, and metering data in real-time to drive digital transformation and positively affect the bottom line by bringing Seeqs solutions to the water market. The collaboration will use diagnostic and predictive analytics to improve performance and gain a better understanding across departments, enabling utilities to:

Predict performance so that employees can be constructive instead of reactive.

Use analytics to improve current systems and processes.

Detect minor changes in data trends that indicate more significant problems before they become issues.

"Data science is transforming how the water industry designs, operates, and maintains vital infrastructure," said Brown and Caldwell National Analytics Engineering Lead Jamie Lefkowitz. "Through the use of Seeq’s highly effective analytics engine, we can help utility operators make real-time, data-driven decisions leading to improved outcomes and significant time and cost savings."

"Brown and Caldwell is advancing the water and wastewater industry by delivering solutions that help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, and leverage existing resources," adds Seeq Head of Worldwide Partners Will Knight. "Their thought leadership and industry expertise provide significant value to our customers as they gain insights, improve outcomes, and reduce environmental impact."

CVWRF has implemented Seeq as part of its smart utility platform, and it has several advantages, according to CVWRF Chief Engineer Bryan Mansell, "the data is becoming easier to access and organize. I'm finding its easier to pull insights from the data in real-time as well as present those insights more readily and clearly to others. Integrity and quality control of our data will be enhanced substantially."