A CSIRO project to help predict which water pipes need maintenance before they burst has won the Excellence in Data Science category at this years’ Eureka Prizes.
Scientists from CSIRO’s Date61 Smart Infrastructure Team developed an analytical tool that can make intelligent predictions about water pipe failures.
This gives the ability to better prioritise pipes for maintenance and in turn reduce costs and minimise disruption to water supplies. It has been validated worldwide through datasets coming from more than 27 utilities.
“Data is very powerful, and data science is building a smart brain for our society, for a better future,” research group leader Fang Chen said.
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