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 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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Revenue Insurance for Water Utilities?

Water services are the most expensive utilities to operate in terms of capital required per dollar of revenue, yet in the USA water is typically the lowest monthly utility bill.[1] With growing populations, aging infrastructures, and increasingly dramatic climate stresses …
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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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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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5 Tips for Minimizing Billing Inaccuracies

  Who is Stealing Your Water? discusses the role of water theft in non-revenue water (NRW), while The Cost of Water Meter Inaccuracy discusses how to minimize the impact of water meter inaccuracy on NRW. In this blog we look …
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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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Half of the world’s households have no water meter installed

Only half of the estimated 2 billion households and buildings worldwide have water meters installed, according to a new report published by research company IHS. The report notes that low water measurement levels represent a real business opportunity for water …
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