The Unsung Heroes of Water Sustainability

As we write these words the Olympics are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro. It is a time when we celebrate athletes from around the globe who have put countless hours behind the scenes into rigorous training in order …
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Smart Water for Intelligent Buildings

Navigant Research’s recently published report on water management in intelligent buildings[1] explores the opportunities and challenges related to deploying water management technologies and services in the intelligent building.       What Are Intelligent Buildings? As shown in the diagram …
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Where Water and Energy (Should) Meet

Did you know that powering one 60-watt bulb for 12 hours a day for a year requires 3,000-6,000 gallons (~11,400-22,800 liters) of water? Or that, conversely, the electricity used for water treatment can be as much as 1/3 of a …
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Smart Water Management and The Paris Climate Conference

Historic Agreement Reached The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that was held in Paris from November 30 to December 12 brought together 196 representatives of countries and NGOs from around the global. The entire conference was infused with 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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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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The Cost of Water Meter Inaccuracy

Who is Stealing Your Water? discusses the role of water theft in non-revenue water (NRW), with tips for its reduction through tamper-proof meters and effective Meter Data Management. In this blog we look at the impact of water meter inaccuracy …
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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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Internet of Things & the Water Industry

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next-generation convergence of mature technologies that already dominate our lives, from wireless communications and sensors, to the Internet and always-connected mobile devices, to embedded systems, to micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). And it is not …
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