UK Water Industry: Much Ado About Something

The water industry in England and Wales was privatized in 1989 and today 18 independent, privately owned companies are the monopoly suppliers to 22 million households. Ofwat (short for Office of Water Services) was established at that time as a …
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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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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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Migrating from AMR to AMI: A Case Study

AMR drive by/walk by solutions are certainly preferable to manual water meter reading. However, typically AMR is a one-way solution (i.e., the meters are read-only) and the data collected are both unsynchronized and limited. Thus, AMR data are suitable for …
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Who is Stealing Your Water?

Water utilities are tasked with providing homes and businesses in a defined district with a reliable supply of safe, usable water. In return for this service, they collect revenues. Sounds simple, right? The “classic” Water Balance Table in the upper …
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Water Utilities & Customer Engagement

Today’s consumers have come to expect choice, convenience, service quality, channel innovation and personalization from all of their service providers — including their water utility company. Learn how water utilities are embracing sophisticated tools to meaningfully engage their customers in order to improve service and to conserve precious water resources.