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Anglian Water reports record low levels of leakage and interruptions to supply

Anglian has announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2016, which were picked up by Utility Week.

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The Power of Water

The temperature in India broke records last week.  The new record was set in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, where temperatures reached an astonishing 51 degrees Celsius.

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Water: the urban/rural divide

A report from the BBC says that Nestle extracted 36 million gallons of water from a national forest in California last year to sell as bottled water, even as Californians were ordered to cut their water use because of a historic drought in the state.

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Hong Kong uses i2O to make its water supply smarter

The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of Hong Kong, the organisation responsible for providing water to more than seven million people living across the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has approved a new data logging system from i2O, the smart water network company selected by specialist Innopipe Engineering Co Ltd, to measure the performance of its water supply network.

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Drought causes power cuts and changes in hairstyles in Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro has announced a 4 day working week with three-day weekends to include Fridays for the next two months. El Niño has produced a series of extreme weather events this year: while Chile suffers excessive rainfall, Venezuela is experiencing a drought.  Hydroelectricity provides the bulk of the country’s electricity supply. 

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Water crises - risk or reality?

In 2015, the Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum had Water Crises as the highest impact issue in its Global Risks Landscape.  Above Terrorist Attacks, Critical Information Infrastructure Breakdown, Fiscal Crises, etc.

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Heavy rain in Chile leaves 4 million people without drinking water

Santiago, Chile, is a pretty dry place. Average annual rainfall is just 8% of that in Dartmoor, UK. But it’s just experienced an extreme weather event; treatment plants were overwhelmed and drinking water supply had to be cut.

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We're running out of water, and the consequences could be dire

Newsweek has republished an article that was originally published by Reveal about the geopolitical ramifications of water shortage.

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Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop for jeans

A new article from the BBC reports that it takes an average 11,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans.  You probably didn’t realise that. It takes more than four litres to grow an almond and there are a lot of almonds growing in California, which continues to suffer from drought. Water is also used extensively in the Oil & Gas and Utility industries.

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i2O appoints CTO with extensive smart utility network experience

i2O, the smart water network company, today announced that it has appointed Steve Wilkes as Chief Technology Officer. He joins i2O from ONZO, a provider of data analytics insight to electricity companies and brings more than 20 years of technology experience gained building smart networks within the utilities sector.

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