WaterStart & Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) continues partnership with Klir in expanding improvements to regulatory reporting

New technology provides SMART software to improve regulatory reporting.

LAS VEGAS – Every day more than 150,000 public water systems throughout the country treat and deliver high-quality water to homes and businesses while complying with rigors permitting and regulatory standards. Maintaining compliance with permitting requirements and compliance standards can be a laborious and time-intensive process with little room for error. To improve efficiencies in monitoring and tracking its permitting and compliance data, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), working in cooperation with WaterStart, is piloting advanced technology from software provider Klir (pronounced “clear”).

“Providing Las Vegas with safe and reliable water is a core part of our local economy and critical to it thriving,” said SNWA Deputy General Manager David Johnson. “To do this we need the best-in-class technology and WaterStart enables us to find those innovations. With a core mission of consumer confidence, WaterStart helped us source Klir, which was the perfect fit to enable our long-term strategic objectives.”

Klir is a web-based portal that manages an organization’s permits at municipal, county, state and federal levels. The database displays a table of various permits with such information as permit type, employees responsible for each permit, renewal dates, compliance information and more. The data can then be sorted with various filters by department or by permit type and can be managed and viewed by multiple users.

The SNWA, along with its member agency the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), are responsible for managing more than 3,000 different types of permits for environmental compliance, infrastructure maintenance, construction activities, groundwater pumping, and water treatment and delivery. Klir’s use-friendly interface enables critical permitting and regulatory compliance data to be tracked and managed more efficiently.

The Klir technology was initially pilot tested utilizing the LVVWD’s permitting data, and the system is now being deployed and incorporated into the organizations’ daily operations. With positive results from the first pilot, SNWA has initiated a follow-up pilot project to assess the application of Klir’s platform for water quality monitoring and compliance in accordance with state requirements and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The pilot program is expected to reach completion later this year.

“We are excited to implement Klir’s unique and innovative technology,” Johnson said. “The Klir team are experts in the water sector and know exactly what is needed to help utilities manage this process.”

“Working internationally with world class water providers, we know the industry is at an inflection point,” said Klir CEO David Lynch. “Smart water is now the standard but software to manage the myriad of systems is completely absent and we have been relying on software from other industries to plug the gap. It was overdue that a group of highly specialized and dedicated water technologists built a product for end to end water management, simply, easily and affordably.”

About WaterStart
WaterStart is a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation. Based in Las Vegas, WaterStart leverages the strategic resources and expertise of its network to evaluate and demonstrate the performance of water innovation. As a channel for innovation, WaterStart accelerates the rate of adoption of new solutions to real challenges facing water management agencies and large consumers. For more information, visit www.waterstart.com.

About Klir
The Klir platform is a suite of cloud-based compliance software solutions that offer an easier and more effective way to manage regulatory compliance data so that water utilities can better quantify and mitigate true risks to the environment and human health. And ultimately make water safer, quicker. How? Klir captures all regulatory and compliance data together into one platform – a single source of truth that provides accurate data across the entire organisation, which end-users can trust and act on. Learn more at klir.io.

About SNWA
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is a regional entity that manages water conservation, water quality and water resource issues for Southern Nevada. Its members include: the Big Bend Water District (Laughlin); the cities of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas; the Clark County Water Reclamation District; and the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

Opportunity for Queensland Water Technology Companies to Scale Up in Nevada, USA

WaterStart is offering Queensland tech-companies the chance to participate in it’s annual water Summit, Channels For Innovation, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is an exciting opportunity for scaling Queensland businesses to showcase their novel technology solutions to WaterStart’s global network. 

Limited spots are available – interested parties are urged to register their interest as soon as possible. Complete your application here.
Application deadline by 23 August, 2019.

Limited Time: Quick Pitches on Friday, 16 August

Click here to book for the Quick Pitches being held on Friday, 16 August from 8:30am – 12:30pm in WeWork, 310 Edward St, Brisbane City.

Present your solution in a rapidfire 15 minute pitch to Kevin Fisher, Chief Technology Advisor. Clearly outline the outcome your technology or solution addresses and the ability for implementation.

A Global Network for Water-Tech

Through the WaterStart network and Sister State alliance with Nevada, Queensland tech-companies can tap into opportunities in the US water sector to scale their solution internationally.

The program aims to accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions in the water industry by facilitating global learning and connections between tech-companies and water managers. This puts Queensland companies on the global stage and fuels opportunity for economic development for both industries. 

Selected participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Travel to Las Vegas, NV from 25-27 September 2019,
  • Participate in WaterStart’s industry exclusive innovation summit and facility tour, and 
  • Expand their potential customer network with major water managers, major water users and Government agencies. 

Queensland companies with a technology solution capable of addressing one or more of these Key Priorities, apply now!

Application requirements 

  • Business name and proof of operation in Queensland
  • 200-500 word pitch describing your technology solution and benefit to the water sector (video pitches are welcome)
  • Optional 200-500 word case study of your technology application
  • Name/s of nominated executive team to participate (up to 2)

For more information please contact K Leung at marcomm@waterstart.com.