TaKaDu - Turning Network Data into Knowledge

TaKaDu's Software-as-a-Service solution for water utilities provides alerts, reports and real-time insights about water distribution network events. Continuous raw network data is securely sent to the TaKaDu server, which then pre-processes the data, cleans “noise” and faulty readings, determines the normal behavior (taking into account past events and network-specific behavior), and finds anomalous events. Results are delivered to utility personnel in an easy-to-use web interface, over email or via text messages.
The TaKaDu solution translates data such as flow meters, pressure and quality sensors, reservoir levels and seasonal changes, translating into real time, accurate, and actionable alerts such as faults, leaks, bursts, pressure, flow and level anomalies, water quality and telemetry problems by using statistical and mathematical algorithms.

Event management uses predictive analytics to understand if the alert is an 'interesting event.' By translating the alerts into events, TaKaDu enables utilities to manage the full lifecycle of a network issue by providing several insights, including informative details, such as type and location, management tools, such as prioritization of the event, and deep analysis tools such as determining the root cause and repair verification. As a broad management solution, TaKaDu enables utilities to achieve higher network efficiency through resolving the issues faster and at a lower cost.

TaKaDu Views

The TaKaDu solution is comprised of several views, or “user interfaces”, serving different functionalities within the water utility.   

Areas View
The Areas View provides a ‘bird’s-eye view’ (known as DMAs or Sectors), easily link operational activities with specific events according particular areas. This enables users focus on what is happening various network in order to gauge the “health” of these areas by assigned priority.

Events View
The Events View lists all network events (i.e. network anomalies) by type, magnitude, location and other parameters. This provides users with the ability to easily detect anomalies in the network and manage different types of events along their cycle. The list of events types in this view contains: Flow, Pressure, Level (for reservoir), Leak, Breach, Fault (pressure, flow, level), Transmission problems, and Water Quality (pH, Turbidity, Chlorine). 

Graph View
The Graph View displays data according to user’s requirements, allowing users to create customized graphs computed from data supplied by the various sensors. Using the Graph View, users can drill down into the data of a particular event and compare current data to various past periods, or to predicted data.

Dashboard View
The Dashboard View is used as strategic decision-making support tool, providing users with a high-level view of the network. Users may zoom in and out of areas of interest and utility managers may track and report performance easily and intuitively, while focusing only on what is important to them.

Reports View
TaKaDu provides an intuitive and flexible report engine using a third party BI and report generation system called QlikView. The Reports View delivers reports on event handling by status, location, type and much more. Reports are displayed as a chart or as a table while subsets of the collected event data are presented.




Solution Benefits

The TaKaDu solution is a unique event management tool, providing managerial dashboards and actionable insights and reports to leadership teams. This knowledge, based on data analysis and increased network visibility, powers smart management.
TaKaDu Cross-Organizational Benefits
  • Management through:  
    • Increased operational efficiency
    • Improved planning of asset maintenance and replacement
    • Unparalleled visibility into all network metrics and operational activities
  • Operational Teams through:
    • Early detection prevents large-scale damage and reduces water loss
    • Quicker event handling times
    • Improved communication and personnel efficiency
    • Increased network availability
    • Enhanced prioritization of work, including field work
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We have identified a billion litres of potentially lost water, equates to a cost saving of $2 million"

Glen Babbington, Executive Manager of Infrastructure Services, Unitywater


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