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The Winners of the First Digital Water Hackathon

The first Digital Water Hackathon took place in Singapore from March to June of this year, under the theme of “Taming the Water Crisis”. In this blog post we describe who was behind the Hackathon, the problem statements that the participants were challenged with, and the winning innovative solutions.

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Water Utilities: Traits and Trends

It is exciting to be on the brink of a new era in the world of water, with changes taking place in all sectors of the industry. From testing to wastewater to billing, the water industry is using cutting edge technology to become more efficient and customer oriented. And these changes are happening now.

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Circular Water Strategies

Our planet’s water sources are under constant threat from global warming, overuse and abuse, microplastics and other pollutants, to name just a few of the ongoing challenges. Circular water strategies are an inspiring response to these threats.

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Trends in Water Management 2021

The stress and fear that were the hallmarks of 2020 motivated the water sector to take all measures necessary to ensure access to clean water and proper wastewater treatment as its part in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many of these measures are proving to be trendsetters for 2021 and beyond.

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Water Standards—France

With 33,000 abstraction points, 31,000 of these being groundwater resources, France is definitely blessed with an abundance of drinking water. Though many of these water sources only provide a few hundred liters of water a year, they all have to be tested to make sure they meet French and European standards.

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Water Meters vs Flow Meters

In this post we spell out the similarities and the differences between water meters versus flow meters. Hint: One measures volume while the other measures velocity.

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Australia and New Zealand Water Standards

Australia and New Zealand are right on top of things when it comes to regulating and stewarding their water resources. Their testing programs, bottled water standards, and range of certifications are among the most stringent in the world.

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Water Regulations: United Kingdom

Arad services tens of countries around the globe so we have to be familiar with all the water standards. During the next few months, we are going to look at different countries and explain their water testing and other water-related rules and regulations that concern us as suppliers of water metering systems. We’ll start with a look at UK water regulations.

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COVID-19 and Our Water Supply

We are now four months into the worst pandemic virus the world has faced in over one hundred years. Although we are learning more everyday about the COVID-19 virus, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

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What Makes Smart Cities Smart?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many cities around the globe were striving to become as “smart” as possible. The current global health crisis is accelerating the rise of the smart city.

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COVID-19 and IoT

While the whole world is joining forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to take a minute to discuss how IoT technology can be used to detect, track, and help prevent this deadly virus from spreading.

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Digital Water: Trends in Water Metering

Over the past year a new term has emerged in the water industry: digital water, which includes everything from measuring water flow “in the wild” to wastewater management and, of course, metering water usage.

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