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Arad Group & WaterTech—Measurable Success

Companies rarely take the time to look back at where they were so that they can appreciate how far they have come. But there are times when something major happens and it is recognized as a true “wow” moment. This is exactly how we all felt last month when the Arad Group acquired 60% ownership of the Italian company WaterTech.

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IoT: The Future is Here

IoT, the Internet of Things, was once thought to be the way of the future. Well, the future is now and IoT is a big part of our lives.

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Water in Industry Today: What You Need to Know

Roughly two thirds of the world’s fresh water usage is dedicated to agriculture, including irrigation, livestock and aquaculture. Approximately another 10% of water usage is for municipal purposes, including both domestic and public use. Pretty much the rest of the world’s fresh water supply — a whopping 20% — is used by industry.

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Smarter Water Networks = Greater Security Challenges

Consumers gain unprecedented transparency into their water bills and can profit from incentives to conserve water usage. But along with these well-documented and widely acknowledged benefits comes increased exposure to malicious or accidental unauthorized access to the streams of data flowing from smart water meter end-points to base stations and from there to the utility’s data center.

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Cyber Security and the Water Industry

One of the main themes that will be highlighted at WATEC 2017 is “Securing our Future: Water Industry Embracing Cyber Technologies.” In this blog, we will explore what this means and why it has become such a hot topic in the water industry.

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Smart Urban Agriculture: Is It Here to Stay?

Urban agriculture is growing, albeit for different reasons in different sectors. In developing countries or in low-income areas of developed countries, people are highly motivated to grow their own food in order to lower their food costs.

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Smart Water Meters are Driving the Smart Meter Market

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 meters are now expected to be the growth drivers in the smart meter market.

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Vietnam: Closing the Smart Water Gap

With the present population, the water volume per capita is about 4,000 m3 per year, which is exactly the threshold between water security and water shortage as determined by the International Water Resources Association.

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Smart Agriculture by the Numbers

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 gateways and IoT platforms.

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Recycled Water: Are We Ready?

When it comes to water shortages, it is the responsibility of water authorities to both encourage conservation as well as seek out new, sometimes non-traditional sources of potable water. One of the more cost-effective means of increasing water supplies is wastewater recovery and reuse.

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