Smart Urban Agriculture: Is It Here to Stay?

Urban agriculture certainly isn’t new: the vegetable gardens that sprung up during World War Two in UK and US cities, for example, were an iconic part of the civilian war effort. What is somewhat surprising, perhaps, is the extent of …
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Smart Water Meters are Driving the Smart Meter Market

Recent smart water meter market forecasts are rosy Several recently published research reports have been uniformly upbeat about the forecasted growth of the smart water meter market. With smart metering in the electricity and gas sectors approaching maturity, smart water …
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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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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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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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Water Utilities & Smart Cities: Is It All Buzz?

Water Management and Smart Cities Should Go Hand In Hand The current challenges faced by the water management industry would seem to cry out for water utilities to unhesitatingly embrace smart city initiatives. As noted in a Black & Veatch …
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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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Internet of Things & the Water Industry

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next-generation convergence of mature technologies that already dominate our lives, from wireless communications and sensors, to the Internet and always-connected mobile devices, to embedded systems, to micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). And it is not …
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