Smart Water Management is Good for Business

Why has Nike invested in developing a waterless fabric dyeing process? Why has Nestle spent $7 million to transform a California-based milk factory into a zero-water facility? Why is Coca Cola working conscientiously with the World Wildlife Fund to “replace” …
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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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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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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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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 — By the Numbers

The smart water management market is a substantial part of the water business. With $1 trillion to be invested in infrastructure by 2022, publicly-traded water utilities and other water-oriented companies should be part of any wise investor’s portfolio.