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. We need …
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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. The world has learned very quickly …
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How Do IoT Ecosystems Impact Urban Water Management?

  In this post, we take a close look at the concept of the IoT ecosystem, and try to understand how IoT ecosystems can impact water network management for the benefit of both consumers and utility operators. What is an …
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Water Sustainability: Management Strategies Part II

Last month we defined the terms water management and water sustainability, as well as looking at current global water needs. In order to properly manage our water resources we need to first make sure that our survival needs are taken …
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Floating Cities—Fantasy or Salvation

It sounds like science fiction, straight from Jules Verne—huge hexagonal platforms that are attached to the seabed and to other platforms in a circular pattern. Each platform would house a few hundred people and each city would have approximately 10,000 …
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E Coli—The Killer in Killer Lettuce

When a rash of people started getting sick at the beginning of 2018 after eating contaminated lettuce, the media was full of jibes about how the US was taking a strong stand against lettuce, which could no longer be found …
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10 Great Innovations in Water Technology: Part 1

It is always fun to look back at the landmark, or should we say watershed, moments in the history of water technology and management. It is amazing to see how even ancient civilizations were very advanced in water innovations, and …
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Antarctica—Melting Faster Than Imagined

For many years the scientific world has been aware that Antarctica is melting. Recent studies, however, show that the ice has been melting three to five times faster than anticipated. Between 1992 and 2017 the Antarctic lost approximately 3.3 trillion …
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Water From Air—A Miracle Solution?

Fact—10% of the Earth’s fresh water, an estimated 13 trillion liters, is found in its atmosphere. Fact—in humid climates up to 6% of the air contains fresh water. In arid climates the air still contains an average of 0.7% water. …
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