MANILA Water Co., Inc. said it tapped Weather Solutions, Inc. as its exclusive weather data provider, a move seen to boost the efficiency of its dam operations and management.

Under the agreement, Weather Solutions will provide Manila Water with forecasts on weather data for its source dams, monthly observed weather statistics report, El Niño and La Niña probability reports, severe rain alerts, as well as weather data analyses that would help the east zone water concessionaire in its 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,” Manila Water Chief Information Officer and General Manager for Business and Technology Services Liwayway T. Sevalla was quoted in the statement.

Manila Water, a subsidiary of Ayala Corp., supplies water to over six million people in the Manila Water Concession, particularly the east zone of Metro Manila and the province of Rizal, consisting of 23 cities and municipalities.

Weather Solutions, a social enterprise founded by the Aboitiz Group, will be Manila Water’s exclusive weather data provider from 2019 to 2020.

Weather Solutions President Jojo Z. Marasigan said the company is constantly exploring ways its weather data processing capacity and operations can leverage on advanced technologies that can make reporting and forecasting more accurate.

Weather Solutions’s flagship solution is its Application Programming Interface, a data farm which presents the relevant weather parameters of the over 700 weather stations installed in various locations throughout the country.

The firm currently counts Manila Electric Co. and SN Aboitiz Power Group as clients. — Janina C. Lim