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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Smart networks smoothing supply of water

The move to smart water networks is accelerating in the water industry because it allows utilities to confront their major challenges, extend asset life in the network, reduce operating costs and deliver better customer service without the high cost of building new supply infrastructure.

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Smart Networks are the answer. What is the question?

Joel Hagan, CEO at i2O, has written an article addressing how Smart Networks can help water utilities tackle some of the problems produced by increased customer demand, ageing infrastructure and extreme weather conditions. This article is entitled ‘Smart Networks are the answer. What is the question?’ and is published on Water Online.

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Fun, Food and Fundraising for Water Aid

Our last fundraising event for Water Aid was so successful, we thought it was high time we organised another one and what better time than at Christmas! Another i2O Water Bake Off was on the menu again and better than ever, with employees testing their culinary skills with ’empanadas’ and mince pies. Cakes, fudge and flapjacks were also baked for all to enjoy as it’s the festive season and therefore the time for tasty treats and sweets.

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Smart water networks will endure when the IoT bubble bursts

In its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, the analyst firm Gartner places the Internet of Things (IoT) at the top of the life cycle phase it calls the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’. Beneath the hype there lies a reality: the IoT is delivering value in practical and unsensational ways that will endure.

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World leaders say water crisis is number one global risk

Water security, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), is one of the most tangible and fastest-growing social, political, economic and environmental challenges faced today. Based on its potential impact to Society, WEF ranks the water crisis as the number one global risk.

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