Databricks Recognizes BlueConduit as a Data for Good 2023 Award Finalist

Databricks announced their Data Team awards, and it recognized BlueConduit as one of five Data for Good Award Finalists. The award winners in each category will be announced at their Data and AI Summit on June 27, 2023 at 6PM.

More about the award

The Data for Good Award salutes the data teams who are making a positive impact in the world, delivering solutions for global challenges — from healthcare to sustainability.

Databricks “Impacting the World with Data & AI: Announcing the Finalists for the 2023 Databricks Data for Good Award” (full article)

We’re proud to have our approach and our progress recognized by Databricks, and proud to be included with other finalists including the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, CareSource, Inari Agriculture, and McKesson/Ontada.

Here’s the excerpt about BlueConduit:

In the United States, there are approximately six to ten million households that rely on lead service lines for their drinking water. However, the precise number and locations of these homes remain unknown.

Fortunately, The Databricks Lakehouse has emerged as a powerful tool for BlueConduit, providing them with the means to swiftly and efficiently identify lead service lines and lay the necessary groundwork for their replacement. Databricks Lakehouse provides BlueConduit with a unifying architecture — so they can merge disparate sources, such as historical records, zoning and property information, water sampling data, infrastructure information, and demographics and use ML to predict the water lines that have the highest probabilities of lead exposure. Additionally, platform features around Data Engineering, MLOps, and job orchestration that easily integrate with infrastructure-as-code patterns enable BlueConduit to bring high-quality LSL decision intelligence to local governments in a scalable manner.

The impact of BlueConduit’s predictive modeling technology is evident in Detroit, where the city estimates saving millions of dollars in its search for lead pipes. To date, BlueConduit has inventoried more than two million service lines that serve more than five million people. The integration of Databricks Lakehouse has proven to be a game-changer for BlueConduit, amplifying their impact and enabling substantial progress in tackling the challenge of lead service lines.

Databricks “Impacting the World with Data & AI: Announcing the Finalists for the 2023 Databricks Data for Good Award” (full article)

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