IoT-enabled Precision Agriculture Comes of Age

IoT is no longer hype The numbers speak for themselves. There are already more communicative machines connected to the internet than people and the trend is expected to grow exponentially. According to a recent Verizon report[1], the installed base of …
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World Water Day and Corporate Social Responsibility

With the UN having declared March 22 World Water Day, we have recently seen a series of announcements of major corporate initiatives related to water stewardship. In the UK: New Action Plan for water management in the food and beverage …
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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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South Africa’s Drought: A Wake-up Call?

Agriculture: The biggest (and most wasteful) consumer of freshwater A study conducted by University of Twente researchers in the Netherlands has found that about 4 billion people worldwide are suffering from water shortage — driven by population increase, wasteful water consumption …
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Where Water and Energy (Should) Meet

Did you know that powering one 60-watt bulb for 12 hours a day for a year requires 3,000-6,000 gallons (~11,400-22,800 liters) of water? Or that, conversely, the electricity used for water treatment can be as much as 1/3 of a …
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Smart Water Management and The Paris Climate Conference

Historic Agreement Reached The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that was held in Paris from November 30 to December 12 brought together 196 representatives of countries and NGOs from around the global. The entire conference was infused with a …
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India Water Management Challenges in Focus

  India Water Management Can Benefit from Water Technology Advances About 15 years ago I had the privilege of travelling to India for the first of what became a series of business trips. I found the country and its people fascinating …
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7 Water Pricing Strategies for Sustainability

The Growing Gap Between Water Utility Costs and Revenues Municipally-owned water utilities account for more than 85% of all water service providers in the US. These organizations are expected to balance the costs of delivering clean water to their customers …
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Smart Technology vs. Water Becoming the New Oil

The phrase “water and oil don’t mix” is a warning against trying to establish a linkage between elements that are too unlike each other to get along (e.g., friendship and money). One could say that the “Is Water the New …
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