The leakage reduction team at South East Water is looking for ways to improve targeting of leaks on their distribution mains using their existing data. This will enable the company to develop new ways to identify and prioritise leaks before bursts occur and better target their leak intervention teams.
Using historical data, the hackathon provides an opportunity for interested parties to access a wealth of real-world data and demonstrate the value of their approach in two main areas:
Development of new analysis models and tools for identifying and prioritising leakage events.
Demonstrating new approaches to distribution main leakage management, with focus on identifying and prioritising 7-day and 60-day targets before mains failure.
A complex challenge
A complex challenge
Overall the hackathon will support engagement with a broader audience of vendors and promote fresh thinking. The result will be new prototype expressions of South East Water burst prevention solutions and novel insights into leakage management, development of a better and well-informed business case and creation of commercial outputs that can be taken forward in AMP7 innovation programme.
How can leaks be better localised to reduce run time, reduce loss, and prevent mains burst?
How long will leak run before catastrophic mains fail?
What is the risk associated with bursts?
How to make better decisions on which leaks to fix in order to prevent bursts?
What will be the effect of a burst if it occurs?
When will be the most economic time to effect a repair?
South East Water is committed to providing a full scale dataset representing whole supply areas. The data scale provided is larger than any we have seen to date in similar hackathons.
The objective is to create prototype systems that could potentially be acquired through commercial arrangement with South East Water.
The two day hackathon offers a great opportunity to demonstrate analytical solutions and to build an applied prototype of a burst mitigation and leakage prevention resource targeting tool/ toolset.
There are cash prizes and a limited number of sponsored places for smaller businesses participating.
As always with our events, these are sponsored and participation is free of charge.
The event will be attended by a wide range of South East Water staff including key stakeholders in achieving better network operations, business intelligence. Senior representatives and management will be participating.
It is envisaged that the outputs will influence broader initiatives being delivered including a smart networks pilot and other funded initiatives.
The event is open to all organisations who consider they can support the challenge. This includes for example;
Business intelligence practitioners
Intelligence solution vendors
Academics and researchers
Analytical platform vendors
The hackathon is open to UK and International companies, as well as individuals. If you are an individual we may be able to link you with others seeking to participate to form teams.
Participant will need to comply with security and legal requirements as outlined in the hackathon site (see link below).
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