European Utility Week 2017: How to be a Prosumer

  ARAD Group is proud to have exhibited at European Utility Week 2017 in Amsterdam. This year’s event featured a special program, CIED, Commercial and Industrial Energy User Days, which we found particularly interesting. In today’s world of limited resources …
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Water Value: Changing Our Perception

The Diamond-Water Paradox There’s nothing like a good paradox, wouldn’t you say? Philosophers as far back as Socrates and Plato have pondered the “paradox of value”. In his documentation of a Socratic dialog, Plato writes: “For only what is rare …
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Smart Urban Agriculture: Is It Here to Stay?

Urban agriculture certainly isn’t new: the vegetable gardens that sprung up during World War Two in UK and US cities, for example, were an iconic part of the civilian war effort. What is somewhat surprising, perhaps, is the extent of …
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Smart Water Meters are Driving the Smart Meter Market

Recent smart water meter market forecasts are rosy Several recently published research reports have been uniformly upbeat about the forecasted growth of the smart water meter market. With smart metering in the electricity and gas sectors approaching maturity, smart water …
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Smart Water Investment by the Numbers

The state of smart water investment Smart water innovation addresses a wide range of applications — from precision agriculture, to wastewater recovery, to water utility operation optimization, to consumer water usage reduction. Despite this diversity, all smart water ventures do have …
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Smart Agriculture by the Numbers

The agriculture IQ is growing Cutting-edge technologies – from IoT connectivity to big data predictive analytics – are revolutionizing the agriculture market. Critical data about soil, water, weather, etc. is collected and transmitted by agricultural drones or sensors connected to …
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Strategies for Minimizing Non-Revenue Water [Infographic]

Two major causes of non-revenue water are: ♦ the vicious leakage cycle ♦ water that simply isn’t billed. This infographic explores the scope of these two causes and suggests solutions that can help get them under control.   Click here …
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Water and the New Urban Agenda

What is Habitat III? Just about four weeks ago (October 17-20) 30,000 mayors, government ministers, policymakers and urbanists from 193 member states gathered at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador to put the final touches on and approve the New Urban …
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