Viet Nam: Closing the Smart Water Gap

  Introducing the New Viet Nam Did you know that the average age among the 90 million people living in Viet Nam is 29.6 years old and 40% of the population is under 25 years old? [3] Two thirds of …
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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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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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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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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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Recycled Water: Are We Ready?

A recent Circle of Blue survey of 30 major US water utilities shows conclusively that the cost of drinking water is rising. The price of water rose on average by 5% last year, and has risen by almost 50% since …
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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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