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Future Water Association’s Water Dragons Finalist

VAPAR is proud to announce that we were finalists for the UK Future Water Association‘s Water Dragons competition. Hosted remotely, a variety of water industry representatives from Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency, Arup, The University of Sheffield, and Hyrdosave saw VAPAR presenting our automated pipe defect detection platform against 4 other innovative water products who have lso made it into the finals.

Click here to read more.

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Talking Asset Management at the IPWEA NSW regional meeting

VAPAR was privileged to sponsor and present at The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW North Metropolitan region meeting, where the focus was on Asset Management. Fascinating insights were shared, discussing the variations in asset management plans and approaches across councils in NSW, as well as the collaboration of capital works planning across different service providers.


DATA: NOW & BEYOND – British Water Conference in the UK

This October, our CTO, Michelle Aguilar, had the privilege to take part in British Water‘s annual data conference. It was a great opportunity to obtain various insights into how the water sector can manage data more effectively.

The conference had an impressive line up of speakers, including presenters from the transport and electricity utilities sectors, sharing insights into similar challenges to those the water industry faces.

The event was well-attended and VAPAR was glad to be a part of it. It was brilliant to see the openness and drive that the UK utilities have demonstrated around process optimisation and data management.

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Collaborative Presentation at South Australia Assetic’s User Group

Last month, VAPAR had the privilege of presenting at the Assetic SA User Group in Adelaide to 55 attendees from 17 councils.

It was a collaborative forum where speakers and asset managers came together to discuss how applications in deep machine learning, automation and digital twins can change the face of public infrastructure management to serve our communities better.

The discussion between all of attendees involved was what made the forum truly collaborative. The best way to drive innovation adoption is to get feedback first hand, and we were privileged to be involved!

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No Dig Down Under

VAPAR has taken the initiative this year to be apart of a great networking event for the water industry at No Dig Down Under (NDDU) in Melbourne.

NDDU is an event ripe with innovation and ideas being shared in a challenging and forward thinking environment.

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United Utilities’ Innovation lab

We are very proud to finally announce that VAPAR is working with United Utilities

as part of their 2019 Innovation lab!

Over the next 10 weeks, Michelle Aguilar will be working closely with United Utilities to help automate fault detection in their 72,000 kilometre sewer network and speed up any repairs!

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VAPAR presents project results at SWAN APAC Conference in Noosa, QLD

VAPAR was honoured to present at the very first SWAN Asia-Pacific conference in Noosa earlier this month. The conference objective was to accelerate the development of smart technology in the APAC region through SWAN partnerships.

Michelle Aguilar, VAPAR’s CTO, presented ‘Deep Learning for Visual Inspection Reviews’ to the 130 delegates, represented from 44 organisations. The presentation detailed the outputs and results from the pilot projects that VAPAR has undertaken to develop it’s automated CCTV inspection review cloud platform.

The conference spanned two days, filled with informative sessions and round table discussions from water industry leaders from leading organisations in the region, as well as a site visit to Queensland Urban Utilities Eagle Farm Pump Station.

Special thanks to Unitywater for hosting the event and Queensland Urban Utilities for co-ordinating the informative site visit.

To find out more about SWAN, click here.

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Assetic User Group Presentation in Melbourne

In Melbourne today sharing our new product features and recent project outcomes with 19 Victorian Local Councils as part of Assetic‘s User Group forum.

Thanks to everyone for the engagement, questions and feedback. Sharing knowledge is what creates the value of these forums, and we were excited to be a part of it!


2019 Endeavour Awards Finalist

VAPAR has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Endeavour Awards and was nominated for the Outstanding Start-up category. This is a proud achievement for VAPAR as this award has given us industry-wide recognition in Australia.

The Endeavour Awards are a premier awards program within the manufacturing industry, presented annually by Manufacturer’s Monthly. The awards are an opportunity to share and learn about the innovative projects and enterprises that continue to push the boundaries in the industry.