Sydney Water Corporation

Using Drones to Undertake Inspections of Open Stormwater Channels

As our population grows and the complexity of our environment increases, new technology provides water utilities opportunities to seek innovative ways to manage our assets. The use of drones, both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) referred to as aerial drones and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), referred to as aquatic drones provides us with such an opportunity. Sydney Water undertook a trial to use aerial and aquatic drones as an alternative approach to undertake inspections of our open stormwater channels.