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Make high-value decisions to drive innovation for future generations

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Client United Utilities - Copperleaf Decision Analytics

As the impacts of climate change on water supply and infrastructure continue to grow, how can utilities optimize assets and build resilience for the long term, while prioritizing the journey to net zero?

We have delivered a 62% reduction in capital carbon which proves that the process is working. A key message from us is there are brilliant suppliers like Copperleaf out there who will help organizations such as ourselves deliver against these ambitious targets.

David Riley

Head of Carbon Neutrality

Anglian Water

The Copperleaf solution really helps us optimize our investment plans in the short, medium, and long term. It also helps us optimize between our capital and operational plan investments.

Carol Cairns

Strategic Planning Manager

Northumbrian Water

We look forward to working with Copperleaf to further enhance our asset investment planning processes by being able to optimize investment plans at both an asset and portfolio level.

Jared McGivern

Asset Manager

South Staffs Water

The key thing is that Copperleaf focuses on value. Their financial optimization gives us an enhanced capability to build the right plan for our customers and shareholders.

Chris Royce

Former Head of Asset and Investment Management Strategy

Anglian Water

Copperleaf Portfolio delivers a significant step forward in our asset management maturity. It will also play a big role as we gear up for PR24 with our regulator, Ofwat.

Sarah Sayer

Investment Planning Manager

Affinity Water

The thing that stands out as innovative in Copperleaf’s optimization approach is that the best decisions can be made, not only on a cost basis, but also for the environment and for customers.

Mark Coulson

Strategic Investment Manager

Anglian Water

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Decision Analytics for Water

Water utilities today are facing unprecedented challenges related to the stewardship of their robust yet aging infrastructure. As the sector’s focus shifts to adapting to climate change and building resilience for an uncertain future, water industry professionals are under immense pressure to innovate the way infrastructure is planned, developed, and maintained. Organizations must strike the right balance between cost-effectively managing business-as-usual activities and investing for the future.

How can you be confident you’re making the best decisions that deliver the greatest value and drive your strategic goals?

Copperleaf® plays a significant role in helping water companies successfully navigate these challenges. By developing frameworks to evaluate all investment options on equal footing, we make it easy for clients to compare dissimilar projects—from those designed to strengthen system reliability, to those that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or improve customer service—and create plans that are transparent, defensible, and aligned with strategic objectives. The Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution can help your organization decide where and when to invest in your business to maximize capital efficiency, meet performance targets, manage risk, and achieve your financial and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.

Proactively Manage Risk Exposure

Explore how different levels of investment impact risk to build a robust, defensible plan.

Improve Planning Efficiency

Assess all investments consistently in a centralized system to break down silos and expedite approvals.

Allocate Funding and Resources with Confidence

Develop executable plans that maximize capital efficiency—while meeting targets and constraints.

Execute Corporate Strategy

Align investments with your strategic goals, including financial, net-zero, ESG, reliability, and other targets.

Proven Solution Delivers High ROI

Every Copperleaf client has achieved 100% return on their investment within their first planning cycle—and every organization that has implemented our solution continues to use it successfully today. Measurable results include:


increase in capital efficiency


reduction in risk exposure


reduction in planning time

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Create optimal investment plans to drive your strategic goals

Delivering the highest value means doing the right projects at the right time. This is no easy task for organizations that deal with hundreds of potential investment options, with multiple alternatives and start dates to consider.

Copperleaf’s AI-powered optimization can evaluate the vast number of possibilities and identify the optimal plan within minutes. Sensitivity analysis can easily be performed to explore the impact of different funding, timing, and resource constraints on value and risk, and build a realistic, deliverable plan to achieve your strategic goals.

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Proactively manage and mitigate operational risks

Organizations in the water sector struggle to forecast sustainment needs across diverse asset types, ranging underground water, sewage and drainage, to above ground pumping stations and water treatment works. Risks associated with climate change, safety, discharge limitations, and compliance must be addressed. Copperleaf can help your organization optimize asset performance by calculating the risk, cost, and value over time for each asset and optimal intervention dates—enabling asset managers to create the best sustainment strategy while accounting for all business constraints.

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Plan with agility in a dynamic environment

As your business environment changes, new tactical and strategic priorities emerge. Copperleaf makes it easy to quickly run what-if analyses to explore various investment strategies, build consensus, and align investment decisions with new strategic priorities.

Copperleaf enables a continuous planning process by highlighting variances between planned and actual performance. No matter what twists and turns arise during execution, you’ll be able to re-optimize plans, communicate and defend any changes to stakeholders, and adapt quickly to maintain optimal business performance.

Decision analytics for net zero and ESG

Decision analytics for net zero & ESG

As ESG and net zero continue to rise in importance, utilities are leveraging decision analytics to achieve these goals efficiently and cost effectively. This Utility Week report explains how the Copperleaf Value Framework can be developed and deployed to underpin better decisions on where to invest. Download this report to explore how decision analytics can help you achieve your ESG and net-zero goals.


Spotlight on ESG at Anglian Water

Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. Central to its ESG strategy is the goal to achieve net zero by 2030 and ensure greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are lower or equal to mitigation activities. Learn how the implementation of Copperleaf Portfolio™ is enabling Anglian Water to innovate, achieve carbon reduction targets, and deliver greater value to customers.


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Copperleaf H2O Solution

The Copperleaf H2O Solution is an optimized implementation of Copperleaf Portfolio™ tailored for water utilities in the UK. Using a predefined, best-practice configuration aligned with both ISO 55001 and Ofwat regulatory mechanisms, Copperleaf H2O can be implemented within a matter of weeks to help new clients get up and running quickly. Clients gain access to a library of industry-proven value models, and can import their existing asset investment plans into the system to begin unlocking benefits right away.

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Our Product Suite

Copperleaf’s scalable enterprise software solution can grow with you as your business needs evolve. It integrates seamlessly with existing EAM, APM, ERP, GIS, and other systems for more efficient, data-driven decision-making.

Copperleaf Asset
Balance cost, risk, and business outcomes across your entire asset base
Copperleaf Portfolio
Create the best investment plans for today and an increasingly complex future
Copperleaf Value
Align your organization to achieve its strategic objectives

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