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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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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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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7 Water Pricing Strategies for Sustainability

The Growing Gap Between Water Utility Costs and Revenues Municipally-owned water utilities account for more than 85% of all water service providers in the US. These organizations are expected to balance the costs of delivering clean water to their customers …
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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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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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Water Utilities & Customer Engagement

Today’s consumers have come to expect choice, convenience, service quality, channel innovation and personalization from all of their service providers — including their water utility company. Learn how water utilities are embracing sophisticated tools to meaningfully engage their customers in order to improve service and to conserve precious water resources.