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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What REALLY Makes a City Smart?

Although there were cities as early as 4000 BC, ancient cities were generally small and had to be supported by much larger rural populations. Truly urbanized societies, in which a high proportion of the population lives in cities, developed only …
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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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IoT-enabled Precision Agriculture Comes of Age

IoT is no longer hype The numbers speak for themselves. There are already more communicative machines connected to the internet than people and the trend is expected to grow exponentially. According to a recent Verizon report[1], the installed base of …
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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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An Insider’s View of the US Water Industry

During the month of December we had the opportunity to discuss various trends in the US water industry with Ian MacLeod, a highly experienced executive, who is currently MasterMeter’s VP of Marketing and who has served in leadership positions in other prominent …
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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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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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