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.Read more
“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.Read more
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.Read more
The water industry lacks customer focus and up-to-date IT systems.
So says Perry Noble, partner in investment manager Hermes Infrastructure, according to Utility Week in an article that opens with ““Sticky” workforce and limited “gene pool” in senior management causing talent problems for water”. Perry made the comments last year at the Water UK City conference.Read more