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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South Africa’s Drought: A Wake-up Call?

Agriculture: The biggest (and most wasteful) consumer of freshwater A study conducted by University of Twente researchers in the Netherlands has found that about 4 billion people worldwide are suffering from water shortage — driven by population increase, wasteful water consumption …
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Smart Water Meters: Are They the New Norm?

2013 was a watershed year for the mobile phone market. That was the year during which more smartphones were sold than feature (“dumb”) phones — and analysts predict that, by 2020, 8 out of 10 people living on our planet will …
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5 Ways AMR/AMI Reduces Physical NRW Loss

In our series of blogs on non-revenue water (NRW), Who is Stealing Your Water? discusses the role of water theft, The Cost of Water Meter Inaccuracy discusses how to minimize the impact of water meter inaccuracy and 5 Tips for …
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AMI: A Practical Guide for Maximizing Your Investment

The Kfar Saba Water Plant (KSWP) was established in 1931 as a resident-owned cooperative to develop and manage the water resources of Kfar Saba in Israel’s central Sharon region. Today a city of 100,000, KSWP manages 33,000 water meters (95% …
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Migrating from AMR to AMI: A Case Study

AMR drive by/walk by solutions are certainly preferable to manual water meter reading. However, typically AMR is a one-way solution (i.e., the meters are read-only) and the data collected are both unsynchronized and limited. Thus, AMR data are suitable for …
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