Video: Smart Water Equity: Data-Enabled Affordability and Justice

On November 9, 2022, the Cleveland Water Alliance held its November 2022 Water Data Forum on smart water equity. The discussion, hosted by Max Herzog of Cleveland Water Alliance, explored systemic injustices in the world of water, decision making and funding on a federal level, the importance of community outreach and visibility and whether the […]

How to talk to your team about predictive modeling

Statistical prediction for lead service lines saves time, money, and protects public trust. Here’s how to talk to your team about predictive modeling for service line inventory (LSLI) and replacement (LSLR) programs. Got 30 seconds? Start with how it is like driving a car. Have 90 seconds? Check out the new video explainer at the […]

Water Entrepreneur Podcast with Eric Schwartz

Listen to our co-Founder and co-CEO, Eric Schwartz, talk to Paul Gagliardo MPH, P.E. on The Water Entrepreneur Podcast. Paul and Eric covered BlueConduit’s origins, the challenges of using only home age to predict lead service lines, and the skill sets that make academics good entrepreneurs and business managers good academics. “At the end of […]

Myths We’ve Heard About Lead Service Line Inventory, Replacement, And Funding

In case you missed it, read the thought-provoking article featured on WaterOnline about the misconceptions of Lead Service Line Inventory, Replacement and Funding. The article breaks down the facts and myths surrounding lead service line inventory (LSLI) and lead service line replacement (LSLR) that still circulate around the water industry today.   In the article, you’ll also […]

Are We Machine Learners?

Last week I was giving a presentation on creating lead service line inventories using predictive modeling. A member from the audience approached me before the presentation and asked me, “I’m trying to decide what session I should attend next. Can you tell me in simple terms what is machine learning?” I said sure. Many people […]

Video: AI vs. Lead on Waterloop Podcast

Recently our co-CEO and co-founder, Eric Schwartz, gave an extensive interview with Travis Loop on the Waterloop Podcast. Travis and Eric discussed the relationship between A.I., machine learning, predictive modeling and lead pipes. In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of that conversation between Travis and Eric. The interview started off with Eric […]

Let’s Talk Water Quality Tech – in Cinci

The 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) is here! AWWA’s WQTC will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio November 13-17, 2022. BlueConduit’s Ian Robinson, along with co-authors Kristin Epstein, Dan Duffy, Karen Casteloes, Sandra Kutzing, will present on November 16. 01:30 PM EDT | Location: Room 230-231 | Best Practices for Lead Service […]

In the News: BlueConduit in Smart Water Magazine

The fourteenth issue of Smart Water Magazine includes a profile of BlueConduit and our President and COO Ian Robinson. The magazine, released in September 2022, includes several articles on the theme of “Harnessing digital technology to manage increasing climate variability.” “Public trust is essential to the work of water utilities; it is very important for […]

Webinar: Water Data Forum on Smart Water Equity

On Wednesday, November 9 from 9:15-10:15 AM ET, the Cleveland Water Alliance will hold its November Water Data Forum Webinar. BlueConduit’s Ian Robinson is on the panel. You can register now to attend free of charge. The event, “Smart Water Equity: Data-Enabled Affordability and Justice” is presented by the Cleveland Water Alliance, Midwest Big Data […]

Video: Buffalo Lead Service Line Removal Event Recording

On July 20, 2022, community groups, Buffalo Water, and environmental organizations, and BlueConduit announced a project to map and remove lead service lines in Buffalo, New York. BlueConduit is proud to power the data science and platform for the effort. Watch the full recording. Project participants and speakers at the event: Stephanie Simeon from Heart […]

ASWDA Best Practices for LSLI and LSLR Webinar Series

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, ASDWA, is hosting a series of educational webinars regarding technologies for Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) compliance starting November 10th. BlueConduit will be a panelist in the first session on Tech for LSLI and Mapping. Bring your questions! ASDWA Webinar Dates and Topics ASDWA is offering six monthly events […]

LSLs at Iowa AWWA 2022 Annual conference

Catch BlueConduit at the 2022 Iowa AWWA annual Conference! Hear from our very own Scott Rebman and discover how using machine learning can help utilities inventory and replace their lead service lines. The Iowa section of AWWA will hold it’s conference October 25-27, 2022 in Coralville. Scott will speak on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:55 […]

BlueConduit at ASDWA 2022 Conference

Going to Scottsdale for the ASDWA 2022 Conference? So are we! See you there. BlueConduit will exhibit at the 37th American Society of Drinking Water Administrators annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event is October 17-19. You may attend in-person or virtually. The session on lead, is available for virtual attendees on Monday, October 17 […]

WEFTEC 2022 + CrocTank in New Orleans

BlueConduit is headed to New Orleans! Join us at WEFTEC 2022. It will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 8-12, 2022 at the Morial Convention Center. Come hear us in the CrocTank in the Innovation Showcase & Theater on Monday October 10, 3-4PM CT. Then, spend more time with BlueConduit’s Metise Moore, Ashley Richardson […]

See you at NEWWA 2022 in Newport

BlueConduit is headed to Rhode Island!  The New England Water Works Association Annual Conference will be held in Newport, RI from September 18-21, 2022 at the Newport Marriott Hotel. Come and here from our Director of Municipal Sales, Kristy McGrath. From the conference schedule:  Session B – Asset Management & Data Integration | 1:20 PM […]

Meet The Team: Kari Paine

Kara is BlueConduit’s Senior Product Designer. Here’s a quick Q&A with Kari. Why did you join BlueConduit? I love collaborating with all the smart minds at BlueConduit! Great people and great work. It’s a joy to work on creative designs that help solve hard problems.  What professional experience and expertise do you bring to BlueConduit? […]

Join us at NAWC Water Summit 2022!

Will we see you at the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) – Water Summit in Miami? Join BlueConduit to hear from and network with some key water industry leadership in the US. This two-day event will allow you to hear from industry executives and policy experts on issues regarding the industry.  The NAWC – […]

Machine Learning and LSL Talks in Portland, Oregon

Come and learn about financing the future of water with BlueConduit!  Financing Solutions for Water Infrastructure On September 14-16, 2022, BlueConduit will be headed to Portland, Oregon! Join us in attending the WIFIA/SRF Workshop to discuss ways the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), and the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds […]

Meet the Team: Sydney Trieu

Sydney is BlueConduit’s data scientist. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sydney. Why did you join BlueConduit? I joined BlueConduit because working for a company with strong values and a social mission was my number one priority in my post-grad job hunt. It’s often said that we live in an era of data deluge, but that […]

Let’s Talk Lead Pipes at MI-ACE 2022!

Headed to Traverse City for the Michigan ACE Conference? Join us as we sponsor and speak at the American Water Works Association MI-ACE 2022! The conference will take place on September 13-16 at the Grand Traverse Resort.  Three talks on LSLI and LSLR Wednesday 9/14 Make sure to attend these talks on lead service line […]

Get the Lead Out at WIC 2022!

Join BlueConduit as we attend the AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference in Portland, Oregon! We look forward to seeing you there! Service Lines Inventory and Replacement Plans This conference—including three days of exhibits—will address essential water infrastructure planning, water loss, and reinvestment strategies. Speaking on behalf of BlueConduit is our very own Ian Robinson. The conference […]

Meet the Team: Ian Robinson

Ian is BlueConduit’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Here’s a quick Q&A with Ian. Why did you join BlueConduit? I believe in the power of business to drive positive change for society. I chose educational and career opportunities, including my decision to join BlueConduit, based on that thesis.  After obtaining my dual MBA and MS […]

Data Science and LSL Talks in Ocean City and Topeka

The BlueConduit team will speak on data science and lead service line (LSL) inventory and replacement at two upcoming conferences at the end of August. Hope to see you there! Data Inequities, AI, and Environmental Justice at Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference Hear from BlueConduit’s Raanan Gurewitsch at the Tri-Association AWWA conference. The Tri-Association conference covers Maryland, […]

See you at PWX 2022 in Charlotte

Headed to PWX 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina? See you there! Find BlueConduit at PWX 2022 in Charlotte The American Public Works Association’s Annual PWX Meeting will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center August 28–31, 2022. Sunday, August 28 – New Product Showcase & Theater 2-2:20pm | Get the Lead out of the Ground […]

Video: Spotlight on America on how AI can help communities with lead pipes

Spotlight on America’s Duane Pohlman, Alex Brauer, and Andrea Nejman traveled to Michigan to investigate the issue of hazardous lead pipes in our drinking water system. They came to Ann Arbor to talk to BlueConduit’s co-Founder and co-CEO Eric Schwartz, and they filmed lead service line replacements in Detroit, courtesy of the Detroit Water and […]

Let’s talk Lead Service Lines at One Water Ohio

Going to the One Water Ohio event? See you there! Let’s talk about how to find and remove lead pipes in our drinking water system. One Water Ohio is a joint effort of the Ohio Water Environment Association and the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association. The conference will be held at the […]

Meet the Team: Ashley Lewis

Ashley Lewis is BlueConduit’s Operations Support Specialist. Here’s a quick Q&A with Ashley. Why did you join BlueConduit? I found BlueConduit through an Indeed posting. I was drawn to the company because of the work they did to help resolve the Flint water crisis – a difficult topic and an issue close to my heart. […]

BlueConduit launches new software to locate and replace lead service lines

BlueConduit Has Inventoried over 1 Million Lead Pipes in and Worked with Over 50 Cities in the U.S. and Canada (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) June 8, 2022 –– BlueConduit, a water infrastructure and asset modernization industry leader, launched its machine-learning software to locate lead service lines (LSLs) in cities in the United States and Canada. The […]

Let’s talk Lead Service Lines at AWWA’s ACE22

Going to San Antonio, TX for AWWA’s ACE22? The American Water Works Association’s national ACE22 Conference will take place in person June 12-15 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Ready to plan your lead service line inventory and replacement program? Let’s chat at AWWA’s ACE22! Come find BlueConduit’s booth in the Innovation Hub (#22079 […]

Video: LCRR 30-Minute Lunch and Learn Webinar

Got questions about the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)? BlueConduit’s Sheela Lal gave us answers in a brief, to-the-point 30 minute webinar on May 25, 2022. Sheela presented what is required of public water systems, by when, and how to get started. You will learn how to approach organizing the data needed to create […]