TaKaDu was founded with the vision of addressing the challenges of water networks worldwide using advanced technology. With this vision, we have been helping utilities worldwide manage their operations more efficiently.
Water networks worldwide are ageing, and the global infrastructure investment gap grows wider. This results in water loss, inefficiencies and network faults.
Water utilities are losing money, energy and water due to network inefficiencies. Energy costs account for around 30-40% of utilities’ operational costs. Water loss, sometimes referred to as Non-Revenue Water (NRW), amounts to 25-30% of the world’s water production. Older networks typically suffer from higher losses and inefficiencies. But water loss is a symptom of a much broader challenge: utilities worldwide find it harder to maintain their network in the face of ageing pipes, increased regulatory and public pressure, extreme weather and stretched resources.
Many refer to the current of affairs as a ‘water crisis’, but in reality it is a water management crisis. By better managing the water distribution infrastructure, water loss and inefficiencies can be significantly reduced.
Increasing network efficiency and reducing losses also saves energy. The water sector is typically a country's largest energy consumer. Identifying problems earlier and acting promptly can yield double-digit reductions in energy consumption.
TaKaDu has developed a novel approach for understanding the ‘behavior’ of the water network and taking immediate action. TaKaDu’s network monitoring service takes data from existing sources and analyzes it in real-time. It automatically locates and classifies water network events as early as possible.
TaKaDu can use multiple sources of raw data: online sensor data (flow and pressure), network operations data, network structure (GIS) and external data (e.g. weather, holidays, scheduled fixes).
TaKaDu’s patented solution, the TaKaDu monitor, uses multiple anchors for data analytics: complex periodic patterns, cross-site and spatial correlation, graph structure, event behavior over time and space, pressure-flow relations and many other statistical anchors.
TaKaDu offers its water network monitoring service over the web. Water utilities worldwide receive on-line alerts about water network events and insightful information about the state of the network.
Water utilities worldwide – from Australia to Chile – are using TaKaDu for monitoring their network, increasing efficiency and reducing water losses.
TaKaDu is a 2011 Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum.
TaKaDu is the global leader in Water Network Monitoring, providing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for water utilities. TaKaDu's solution detects, classifies, alerts and provides real-time insight on leaks, bursts, DMA breaches and other network inefficiencies. The solution is based on complex statistical algorithms which analyze existing online data from meters within the network (flow, pressure, etc) and external data (weather, holidays, etc).TaKaDu’s patented technology is easy to deploy, requiring no network changes, no additional devices and no capital expenditure. The service is in use by leading water utilities worldwide. TaKaDu’s team is comprised of top-notch mathematicians and computer scientists with many years of applied data analytics experience, alongside seasoned executives from global software technologies leaders. TaKaDu is the winner of several industry awards, including the prestigious Technology Pioneer 2011 award from the World Economic Forum.