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Toxic brine from desalination plants

A new study has highlighted the problem of brine discharged from desalination plants.

More than half the brine comes from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar, with Saudi Arabia alone accounting for 22%. 3 countries - the Maldives, Malta and the Bahamas - meet all their water needs with desalination.

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i2O ships first 4G NB-IoT logger

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, has today shipped its first 4G NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) logger.

NB-IoT is a low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology from mobile phone companies that is now being switched on in a number of countries. It is designed to enable industrial devices to have access to wider and deeper network coverage with longer battery life and lower cost, at scale.

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We only have 12 years to save the earth!

Flash, I love you! But we only have 12 years to save the Earth!

In the film of Flash Gordon, NASA scientists claim the unexpected eclipse and strange hot hail are nothing to worry about.

Not so in our current reality. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that we only have 12 years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, after which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

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Summertime and the livin' isn’t easy

The UK Climate Projections 2018 study says that summer temperatures could be 5.4C hotter by 2070.

The chances of having a summer as warm as this year’s summer (2018) is currently 15-20%. That’s going to rise to 50%. In other words, as likely as not.

The warmer summers will also be much drier, with average summer rainfall dropping by 47%.

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Mind the gap

Ari Mahairas is the special agent in charge of the Special Operations and the Cyber Division at the F.B.I.’s New York field office. Peter J. Beshar is the general counsel of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, and has testified frequently before the US Congress on cybersecurity.

The two have written an article in the New York Times pointing to the vulnerability of water companies to attack by cybercriminals.

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i2O partners with Ubisense to deliver powerful network monitoring and analytics solution for water utilities

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced a new partnership with Ubisense, the global leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions. The resulting integration of Ubisense’s myWorld platform with i2O’s network monitoring and analytics iNet solution provides water utilities with a powerful new way of identifying issues on the network and assessing the condition of assets on the network.

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i2O launches new Control Logger as part of its iNet network monitoring and analytics solution

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, has today announced the launch of its new Control Logger. The device is a pressure and flow logger with 3 pressures and bidirectional flow capability. This would typically be used at the entry to a zone on a PRV to measure upstream, downstream and control space pressures and record flow from the pulse output of a flow meter.

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No water for 300 families in Greater Noida for 2 days

Greater Noida City is a north Indian city with a population in excess of 100,000, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

A valve in the pipeline failed on Saturday. Residents complained about the lack of water. Water tankers were dispatched to provide temporary supply. Supply was resumed on Sunday evening. So reports the Times of India.

It could have happened almost anywhere in the world.

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Water wars

You may think that the Cape Town water crisis is over. But we can only really say that we’re past the peak reporting of it.

There’s a fascinating article in the Columbia Journalism Review about the phrase “Day Zero” and the media campaign masterminded by PR agency Resolve Communications.

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Next generation network monitoring

Next generation network monitoring. Coming soon from i2O...

“A network monitoring system that:

  • monitors the network for problems caused by bursts, leaks, changes in customer demand, theft, transients, engineering work, network design issues
  • reports on the condition of assets in the network: pipes, PRVs, valves, pumps, flow meters, loggers, controllers, actuators
  • reports on network performance
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