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1st Edition

Data Science for Water Utilities
Data as a Source of Value

  • Available for pre-order on March 27, 2023. Item will ship after April 17, 2023
ISBN 9781032354545
April 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Chapman & Hall
184 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This addition to the Data Science Series introduces the principles of data science and R to the singular needs of water professionals. The book provides unique data and examples relevant to managing water utility and is sourced from the author’s extensive experience.

The book is an applied, practical guide that shows water professionals how to use data science to solve urban water management problems. Content develops through three case studies. The first looks at analysing water quality to ensure public health. The second considers customer feedback. The final case study introduces smart meter data. The guide flows easily from basic principles through code that, with each case study, increases in complexity.

Readers will be familiar with analysing data but do not need coding experience to use this book. The title will be essential reading for anyone seeking a practical introduction to data science and creating value with R.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Data Science 2. Basics of the R Language 3. Loading and Exploring Data 4. Descriptive Statistics 5. Visualising Data with ggplot2 6. Sharing Results 7. Managing Dirty Data 8. Analysing the Customer Experience 9. Basic Linear Regression 10. Clustering Customers to Define Segments 11. Working with Dates and Times 12. Detecting Outliers and Anomalies 13. Introduction to Machine Learning

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Peter Prevos is a civil engineer and social scientist who manages the data science function at Coliban Water in regional Australia. Peter has three decades of experience in water management in Europe, Asia and Australia. He promotes creating value from data using code. He is the author of several books and runs leading courses in data science for water professionals.