The Lone Star State’s Smart Water Leader
Oct25

The Lone Star State’s Smart Water Leader

Texas’ population is expected to increase more than 70% between 2020 and 2070, from 29.5 million to 51 million. At the same time, water demand is projected to increase by 17%, from 18.4 million acre-feet per year (maf) to 21.6 maf in 2070. One city aiming to help the state decouple population growth from water demand is Austin. Austin Water has implemented a variety of conservation programs to ensure clean water is available for...

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Innovation in the face of water scarcity
Sep19

Innovation in the face of water scarcity

Melbourne’s water is under pressure from population growth as well as the impacts of climate change. By 2028, it is projected that demand for water could outstrip supply with the best-case scenario seeing the city facing a water crisis within 50 years. In response, Melbourne’s four water retailers – City West Water, South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, and Melbourne Water – are proactively innovating in the face of water scarcity...

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Customer-centric water utilities
Aug30

Customer-centric water utilities

Water utilities are under increasing pressure to show customers value for the rates paid as well as enhance customer engagement and participation in various conservation programs. In response, several water utilities in San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC are beginning to implement customer-centric systems including smart meters and online monitoring applications that enable customers to understand where, when and why they use...

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Smart city, smarter water management
Jan25

Smart city, smarter water management

The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented with nearly 66% of the world’s population expected to be urban by 2050. At the same time, global demand for water will increase by 55%. Therefore, the ability of cities to become smart in effectively and efficiently managing scarce water resources is critical to ensuring urban water security Click & Tweet! . A smart city To become ‘smart’ in general, cities around the world will need...

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The rise of the Smart Nation
Jul07

The rise of the Smart Nation

Globally, nations are becoming increasingly challenged by rising household consumption levels, depletion of natural resources, increasing levels of pollution and greenhouse gases and increasing vulnerability to natural hazards and risks from climate change variation. In response to these challenges nations are becoming ‘smart’ in their management of scarce resources Click & Tweet! in the face of climate change. The rise of the Smart...

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