Black & Veatch, NarrativeWave to Develop Smart Analytics for Europe's Water Utilities

Sustainable infrastructure company Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave, a California-based software as a service analytics (SaaS) company, have signed an agreement to develop smart analytics solutions, the companies said.

The collaboration will accelerate the speed with which Black & Veatch´s European water and wastewater clients can deploy bespoke, smart data analytics tools across their asset base. The jointly developed tools will be deployed via Black & Veatch´s ECO-X digital ecosystem.

The partnership combines Black & Veatch´s knowledge of water companies´ needs – across all points of the asset lifecycle – and NarrativeWave´s easy-to-use suite of analytic building tools.

ECO-X is Black & Veatch Europe´s cloud-based digital ecosystem. ECO-X enables integration with partners like NarrativeWave to provide digitally enabled asset management solutions that are readily interoperable with water industry clients´ IT systems. NarrativeWave´s focus includes water utilities and the renewable and conventional power generation sector. The company´s solution combines sensor data and domain expertise to deliver critical information to decision makers through an easy to use SaaS application.

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global provider of building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications, and Government Services.

NarrativeWave is the first solution that enables data-to-decision analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company´s software combines data with domain expertise to auto-generate actionable business insights and recommendations, providing real-time decisions on critical industrial assets. For more information, visit