Water NSW Provides Clean Drinking Water Using Hexagon Geospatial Solutions


Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” The statement holds true, especially for Australia – the flattest and driest inhabited continent on earth. New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia, relies on Water NSW (New South Wales) for clean drinking water. Challenged with providing uninterrupted water supply through drought and erratic seasonal rainfalls in the Sydney Catchment Area, Water NSW has developed several complex and innovative solutions.

Source – Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology

Source – Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology

Water NSW manages raw water supplies, including high quality drinking water to 4.5 million people in the Greater Sydney region and rural towns, and irrigators and the environment in regional NSW. To assist with water and vegetation management, they use satellite imagery processed and analysed with ERDAS IMAGINE. However, managing efficiently manage and serve large catalogues of imagery was posing a new challenge, and Water NSW needed a centralised imagery management solution.

WaterNSW-Why-ApolloERDAS APOLLO was chosen to be their image server, that dramatically improved access and management of large libraries of imagery data, identified redundant and duplicate data, saved disk space on Water NSW’s servers, and reduced staff time on mundane processing tasks to allow them to focus on high value analysis.

In addition to managing and distributing data, the APOLLO solution allows for Water NSW to share all information this valuable information with all staff in their organisation seamlessly.

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Yashita Arora

Yashita Arora is the marketing consultant for Imagem, responsible for strategizing, development, execution, measurement, and reporting of customer-facing demand-generation programs that support sales goals. Prior to this position, she was regional marketing manager for Asia-Pacific at Hexagon Geospatial. She has over nine years of experience in the IT and geospatial industry in areas such as marketing, communications, content development and presales.

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