15-11-2018 - 35 of Colombia's municipalities face water shortages

35% of Colombia’s municipalities face water shortages

The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies has announced the publication of the National Water Study 2018.

Colombia has 1,122 municipalities. In 2014, 318 were identified as being susceptible to water shortage. In 2018, that has risen to 391. A 23% rise in just 4 years.

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Environmental extremists and overzealous bureaucrats

We often cite as the challenges that water companies face: increasing and urbanising population, ageing infrastructure, water scarcity and more extreme weather events, more demanding customers, an ageing workforce, and difficulties in raising or accessing capital.

The congressmen who are pictured around the President of the United States of America when he signed the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West, issued on October 19, 2018, believe that it is environmental extremists and overzealous bureaucrats who have created the water crisis in the West of the USA.

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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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Why go into the office?

There are certainly downsides to working from home:

  • Social isolation
  • Lack of support and input from colleagues
  • Interruptions and distractions
  • IT issues
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Need a dam? Try crowdfunding

Water companies face many challenges. Increasing and urbanising population, more extreme weather events, ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, and customers becoming more demanding. The problem is they don’t have more money to address these challenges.

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How to win when the chips are down

Incident Management Software has the following benefits:

  • Faster time to resolution
  • Quick access to relevant information
  • Reduced time to analyse and determine next best action
  • Easy and automatic escalation
  • No missed steps
  • No duplicated activity
  • Visibility from any location of progress and decision logic
  • Quick review after closure for lessons learned
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Water crisis compounded by poor communication

The San Francisco Chronicle says that a new report identifies that poor communications compounded the challenges faced in Salem, Oregon, USA.

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Event management

An incident is an event that could lead to loss of, or disruption to, an organization's operations, services or functions.

There are processes relating to managing an event, to bring it to a conclusion as quickly and effectively as possible before it escalates into an emergency, crisis or a disaster.

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