The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity
Apr27

The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity

Information and communications technology (ICT) hardware manufacturers are vulnerable to decreased availability of good quality water as the manufacturing process for computers and their components is water intensive. For example, an estimated 1,500 liters of water is required to manufacture a PC Click & Tweet! computer and monitor. Meanwhile, despite only 3 liters of water being required to make one computer chip millions are...

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A drought-proof Perth
Apr22

A drought-proof Perth

Western Australia’s Water Corporation has developed a drought-proof plan for Perth to ensure there is enough water for all Click & Tweet! , even in the face of climate change and an increasing population. The plan aims to achieve the city’s goal of reducing water consumption by 25% by 2060. To help business and industrial customers reduce their water consumption and become drought-proof the Water Corporation has initiated its Water...

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San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program
Apr14

San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program

San Francisco has committed itself to a food secure and hunger free city by 2020. The challenges of achieving this goal is ensuring adequate: Food resources (the ability to purchase sufficient nutritional food on a regular basis Food access (the ability to obtain affordable, nutritious and culturally sensitive food Food consumption (the ability to prepare healthy meals and knowledge of basic safe cooking) More crop per drop To help...

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Pittsburgh’s advanced water metering system
Apr06

Pittsburgh’s advanced water metering system

Growing demand for water for household and industrial activities is placing strain on limited water resources globally: By 2030, a business-as-usual approach to water management in North America alone will see annual demand for water increase by 42% compared to 2005 levels. To reduce demand for limited water resources cities can invest in advanced metering systems that help utilities reduce leakage from the water supply system and...

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