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Water Forum attendees visit one of Water University's training centers.

resources for continued, sustainable operation, the company is well-positioned to collect
and manage the vast amounts of data that will
be necessary to make a difference.
Nalco Water currently has 36,000 sensors
at customer sites around the world collecting
27 billion data points annually. The company
says that Microsoft's cloud solution is helping it unlock the potential for this data by
enabling automated, real-time monitoring,
visibility into multiple systems, and datadriven solutions to customer challenges.
"We're connecting the data we're collecting using Microsoft cloud technology
to enable more comprehensive monitoring
of multiple systems across multiple facilities," says Julie Lindley, marketing director, Commercial Digital Solutions for Nalco
Water. "We believe that Big Data-translated
into actionable insights-will increasingly
be an enabler to drive more sustainable
operations. Companies that harness datadriven, actionable, and predictive insights
to inform proactive decisions will have a
competitive advantage."
These data can be used to both address
global challenges and drive business growth,
according to Christophe Beck, president of
Nalco Water. At the Water Industry Forum,
Beck noted that the gap between water supply
and demand is steadily increasing. By 2050,
water demand in the manufacturing sector is
likely to increase by 400 percent. It's the area
of greatest increases in demand, but also of
greatest opportunity.
"Our ambition is to save water equivalent to
the annual drinking needs of more than one

billion people-that would be 300 billion gallons saved by 2030," Beck said. To do that, the
company is working "to leverage the massive
amounts of data we're collecting from water
facilities around the world."
The company is already on its way toward
those goals; in 2015, Ecolab solutions helped
conserve more than 142 billion gallons of
water. A core technology is 3D TRASARTM
technology, which combines chemistry,
remote services and sophisticated monitoring
and control to help users reduce, reuse, and
recycle water throughout their operations. In
another example, Carustar, a manufacturer
of recycled paperboard and packaging solutions, replaced its reclaimed water source with
process water using Nalco Water PARETOTM
Mixing Technology, saving more than 82 million gallons of water since 2012.
Beck said that the Water University facility was designed to help customers maintain
continuous improvement in water resource
management. Featuring a customer experience center plus a hands-on training facility and wet lab, Water University is home to
more than 200 researchers working to solve
water challenges. During 2018, more than
2,200 visitors are expected from around the
world, including employees, customers, and
the public.
BARRIERS TO USING DATA
There is a wide range of water efficiency
within manufacturing. In the paper industry, the difference between high- and lowperforming users can be as much as 10X.
Identifying the critical needs and putting the

Christophe Beck, president, Nalco Water:
"We need to leverage the massive amounts of
data we're collecting from water facilities around
the world."

Doug Baker, chairman and CEO, Ecolab: "We
are on a mission to have a water awakening."

technology/support in place is a good first
step, but isn't sufficient. In a recent Water
Management Survey conducted by Ecolab
in partnership with GreenBiz, 82 percent of
respondents strongly agreed that they are not
sufficiently using advanced measurement
tools and strategies (see sidebar.)
Survey results helped Ecolab identify four
crucial barriers to turning data into actionable insights as well as recommendations for
potential data-driven solutions.
Barrier 1: In many areas, water costs are
too low to show a good return on investment.
Solution: Capturing the real value of water
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
The Importance of Safety Training
Data & Decision Making
RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Progroup Turns 25
PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Creating a Lignin Culture
Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Sustainability as Business Leverage
CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
R&M Tips
Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Progroup Turns 25
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Creating a Lignin Culture
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Benefits of Drive-Through Design
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Sustainability as Business Leverage
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - R&M Tips
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
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