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Australia worst ever drought

The world seems to be suffering droughts of greater severity than ever before this year.

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Trunk mains

We often talk about ageing infrastructure as one of the challenges facing the water industry.

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New Android app will enable technicians to configure water network data loggers from their mobile or tablet

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has launched a new mobile application that will enable technicians to configure and view real time data from its data loggers using Android mobile phones and tablets.

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Feeling the heat

Temperature records have been broken around the world this year. The UK is enjoying a heatwave. At least most of us are. But the water companies are feeling the heat.

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Russians hack control rooms

The Wall Street Journal reports that Russian hacking group Dragonfly APT has accessed utilities’ control rooms.

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Resilience

The answer to resilience is to do more civil engineering projects says Civil Engineer magazine in its July edition. They are understandably looking forward to the report of the National Infrastructure Commission on what the UK’s infrastructure priorities should be and are expecting water to figure highly. They are critical of the water industry regulator Ofwat for focusing on further reductions in the level of leakage and demand reduction through metering.

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New Delhi the new Cape Town

New Delhi will run out of groundwater in two years as India faces 'day zero' crises, according to the Telegraph.

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Can we trust AI?

Can we trust AI?” asks Technology of Business reporter Marianne Lehnis.

Before we answer or even ask that question, we should ask :“Can we trust humans?” They can’t always articulate why they make the decisions they make, and even when they do we know that this is mostly a post hoc rationalisation for an unconscious choice. And we also know that their brains contain hundreds of bugs. Not literal bugs. Software bugs. 166 of them! They’re known as cognitive biases and they’ve been categorised.

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Can water companies handle big data?

In short, the answer is no. But not for the reason you might think.

More monitoring devices, especially on the network, are yielding ever increasing volumes of potentially valuable data.

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Water Security

When you hear that there has been a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security in Iraq chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, you would be forgiven if you didn't guess it was about water.

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