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.
we decided to revisit how the market is developing and take a look at some case studies that show how the investment in smart water meters and AMI is saving money and water.
Each year since 1991 the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has awarded the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize on March 22, World Water Day. This year the focus is on groundwater management.
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.
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.
This info-graphic explores the scope of a two causes for NRW and suggests solutions that can help get them under control.
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.