Manila Water to use weather data to improve business operations
Metro Manila’s east zone water and wastewater services provider Manila Water Company, Inc. has tapped the services of Weather Solutions, Inc. to access critical weather information that would help make its dam operations and management more efficient.
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last June 13, Weather Solutions will be providing Manila Water with forecast weather data for its source dams, monthly observed weather statistics report, El Niño and La Niña probability report, severe rain alerts, as well as weather data analysis that would help in formulating smart and calculated business decisions.
“The weather information that we will be getting from Weather Solutions will be essential in advancing the way we do business. This will improve our decision-making processes, as well as the overall business continuity strategies that we have,” said Manila Water Chief Information Officer and General Manager for Business and Technology Services Liwayway T. Sevalla.
Weather Solutions President Jojo Z. Marasigan said the company is constantly on the lookout for improved ways of providing advanced data utilization to its business partners. “As we stand on fertile ground, we continuously explore innovations such as the integration of advanced technologies involving weather data processing in our current operations,” he said.
Weather Solutions will be Manila Water’s exclusive weather data provider from 2019 to 2020. Throughout this period, the partnership will explore more ways to utilize weather data for water utility operations.
Weather Solutions continues to open its doors to partnerships with other companies and developers. Currently, Meralco and SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) using Weather Solutions’ Application Programming Interface (API) for their forecast weather data, which was customized for their specific business requirements. The API offered by Weather Solutions presents weather data and splices it into various offerings that are relevant to the clients’ and developer partners’ industry needs.
This API farm will expose the relevant weather parameters of the more than 700 weather stations installed in various locations throughout the country, enabling companies and developers to seamlessly integrate weather information to their operations as well as in developing new applications.
About Weather Solutions
Weather Solutions, Inc. (Weather Solutions) is the first weather-centric social enterprise founded by the Aboitiz Group. The first of its kind in the Philippines, Weather Solutions offers historical and real-time weather data, forecasting, and consultancy to organizations across various industries as it seeks to address the weather needs and fill in the information gaps of business and communities.
In the coming years, Weather Solutions looks forward to providing highly accurate, platform-based weather information that will help businesses improve their operations and decision-making processes.
Weather Solutions has been established to support the Aboitiz Group’s weather-oriented foundation, WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc.
About Manila Water
Manila Water Company, Inc. (Manila Water) is the water and used water services provider to over six million people in the Manila Water Concession, particularly the East Zone of Metro Manila and Rizal Province, consisting of 23 cities and municipalities. These include Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, most parts of Quezon City, San Andres and Sta. Ana in Manila, as well as the following cities and towns in Rizal: Angono, Antipolo, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililia, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Tanay, Taytay, and Teresa.
Manila Water is a publicly-listed company and a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, one of the oldest and most respected conglomerates in the Philippines with a diversified business portfolio.
For further queries on this Press Release, please contact:
JOSA MARIE SALAZAR
WEATHERPHILIPPINES FOUNDATION, INC.
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