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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a topic on the minds of many water utility executives. Navigating the landscape of AMI vendors, technologies, and costs raises many questions. Developing a business case for a smart meter deployment can be challenging, and determining how to finance this substantial investment is equally difficult.

This WaterSide Chat brings together two AMI experts who will share their experiences with AMI deployments, discuss financing options, and describe the path utilities can take towards modern, data-driven operations.

Don Schlenger, Ph.D. is President at Don Schlenger & Associates. He is an internationally recognized expert in AMI/AMR with over 30 years of experience in utility management, and was responsible for creating one of the world’s first large-scale AMI deployments.

Rowena Patawaran, P.E. is a civil and environmental engineer with over 18 years of experience in water, wastewater, and reuse. Rowena helps municipalities and utilities design, implement, and realize operational savings and efficiencies for Johnson Controls.

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