Water Industry Consolidation: Is It a Trend?

Xylem Acquires Sensus The internet is buzzing with the news of Xylem’s recently announced intention to acquire Sensus by the end of this year for $1.7 billion in cash. Xylem (NYSE:XYL) was spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011 and …
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Smarter Water Networks = Greater Security Challenges

Sophisticated AMI water management solutions bring tremendous benefits to both water utility operators as well as water consumers. Water utilities gain significantly deeper insight into and control over operations in general and non-revenue water in particular. Consumers gain unprecedented transparency …
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Smart Water Management Market: Dramatic Growth Forecast

Transparency Market Research (TMR) announced earlier this week that the smart water management market will reach US$15.23 billion by 2019 – with a staggering CAGR of 17.7% for the 2012-2019 period.[1] Similarly, Markets and Markets announced in April that the …
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India Water Management Challenges in Focus

  India Water Management Can Benefit from Water Technology Advances About 15 years ago I had the privilege of travelling to India for the first of what became a series of business trips. I found the country and its people fascinating …
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7 Water Pricing Strategies for Sustainability

The Growing Gap Between Water Utility Costs and Revenues Municipally-owned water utilities account for more than 85% of all water service providers in the US. These organizations are expected to balance the costs of delivering clean water to their customers …
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Smart Water Meters: Are They the New Norm?

2013 was a watershed year for the mobile phone market. That was the year during which more smartphones were sold than feature (“dumb”) phones — and analysts predict that, by 2020, 8 out of 10 people living on our planet will …
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5 Ways AMR/AMI Reduces Physical NRW Loss

In our series of blogs on non-revenue water (NRW), Who is Stealing Your Water? discusses the role of water theft, The Cost of Water Meter Inaccuracy discusses how to minimize the impact of water meter inaccuracy and 5 Tips for …
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5 Tips for Minimizing Billing Inaccuracies

  Who is Stealing Your Water? discusses the role of water theft in non-revenue water (NRW), while The Cost of Water Meter Inaccuracy discusses how to minimize the impact of water meter inaccuracy on NRW. In this blog we look …
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Merging Smart Water with Smart Cities

SWAN – The Smart Water Networks Forum, is a worldwide industry forum promoting the use of data technologies in water networks, making them smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. Their 5th Annual Conference, which took place in London on April …
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