Irish Water Honored with Enterprise GIS Award at 2015 Esri User Conference

Utility Consolidates Infrastructure Management on One System

REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 21, 2015 — Esri has awarded Irish Water a special Enterprise Award for its achievements in GIS. The honor was given at the 2015 Esri User Conference, held July 20 – 24 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Irish Water is the new national water utility responsible for providing and developing water services throughout Ireland. Incorporated in July 2013, as a semi-state company under the Water Services Act 2013, Irish Water will bring the water and wastewater services of its 31 Local Authorities together under one national service provider. To do so, the utility consolidated its operations onto a single GIS platform, Esri’s ArcGIS. The consolidation took 12 months. In the first month and a half, Irish Water was able to meter more than 1.3 million homes.

“We have all water assets for the whole country in a single geodatabase,” Irish Water programme manager Paul Ahern said. “To trade and analyze information off this single source is a huge benefit.”

More than 2,000 users currently access the national geodatabase across departments in asset management, operations, workflows, capital investments, strategic planning, and customer services.

This means Irish Water will be better able to deliver water services, including increasing access to potable water.

The purpose of Irish Water is to safeguard water as a precious natural resource and to deliver water services in a way that protects the environment and meets the needs of all citizens and industry now and in the future.

Learn more about Irish Water at water.ie.

Learn more about GIS for Water Utilities at esri.com/water.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

About Irish Water

Irish Water ( www.water.ie) is the new national water utility responsible for providing and developing water services throughout Ireland. Incorporated in July 2013, as a semi-state company under the Water Services Act 2013, Irish Water will bring the water and waste water services of the 31 Local Authorities together under one national service provider.

The purpose of Irish Water is to safeguard water as a precious natural resource and to deliver water services in a way that protects the environment and meets the needs of all citizens and industry now and in the future. Irish Water will be accountable to two regulatory bodies – the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) which is the economic regulator for the water industry, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is the environmental regulator. Irish Water is a registered subsidiary company of Ervia ( www.ervia.ie).

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