Video: “A Hypothetical - Potable Reuse Moves Towards Artificial Intelligence”
2021 WateReuse Symposium Panel and Discussion
Last Modified Jan 26, 2023
Hazen and Sawyer’s Troy Walker and Ben Stanford co-moderated a thought-provoking panel and discussion titled "A Hypothetical – Potable Reuse Moves Towards Artificial Intelligence" at the 2021 WateReuse Virtual Symposium.
Troy and Ben facilitated a discussion among experts in machine learning, software development, academia, regulatory, and operations, focusing on how machine learning can be used to support operator decision making and eventual automation of a potable reuse plant of the (near) future. Several key concepts and discussion points around artificial intelligence and potable reuse were discussed, including:
- What opportunities exist for machine learning?
- What should we be concerned about?
- What skills and capability will designers require?
- How will operators adapt and learn to trust the technology?
- How will the system provide transparency and accountability for regulators and will it build trust for the broader community?
Panel Speakers Include: Bob Hultquist, Former California Regulator and Expert Adviser to California Regulatory Development; Ricardo Valerdi, Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona; Pablo Calabuig, CEO of Go Aigua; Kathryn Newhart, Metro Water Recovery in Denver; Eric Dickenson, Southern Nevada Water Authority Applied R&D.