Erik has been pivotal in developing the GIS strategy for our rapidly growing water and wastewater utility business here at NW Natural. Erik’s knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS platform and its capabilities has helped our organization better manage our utility assets to help ensure safe and reliable service delivery for our customers and our employees.”
Esri water GIS heroes inspire
Each month, the Esri water team will highlight a GIS hero from the Esri water community. These heroes are leaders within the GIS community and true GIS champions. As proven problem solvers, they have gained deep respect from colleagues. Their genuine love of GIS inspires others to imagine how GIS can help them achieve their own ambitious goals. Join us in celebrating these industry leaders who are making a difference every day.
Erik Nelson | NW Natural Water
Erik Nelson is the GIS Manager at NW Natural Water. He is responsible for implementing and administering the company’s GIS program, which drives daily operations. In his role, Erik leverages GIS data to streamline processes while providing analysis that informs key business decisions.
A significant part of Erik’s work is integrating newly acquired water systems into NW Natural Water’s GIS infrastructure. His role in migrating the company’s ArcGIS Enterprise system to an Azure cloud environment has enabled the company to scale for growth in GIS users and data.
Who's the next Esri water GIS hero?
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