Readers around the world are surprised to learn that a large percentage of homes in the UK don’t have water meters.
So how are they charged for water use? On the basis of a tariff that relates to the size of the home. Nothing to do with the amount of water actually used or the number of people in it.Read more
PWC’s CEO survey reports that organisations struggle to corral data into useable and actionable intelligence, and the main reason for their frustration is ‘lack of analytical talent’, followed closely by ‘data siloing’ and ‘poor data reliability’.
i2O’s new iNet solution helps water companies address these three issues, and deliver actionable insight that will help identify and resolve network problems quickly (before customers call, reputation is damaged, and regulatory penalties apply), and schedule maintenance efficiently on the basis of condition rather than time/risk.Read more
When you look at the image from space, you’d wonder why anyone living near the Great Lakes in North America was short of water.
Water isn’t usually a significant household expenditure. But in Chicago the cost of water for the average family of four nearly tripled in the last decade.Read more
Matt Damon and Gary White feature in this video by Bloomberg from this year’s meeting in Davos.
Matt Damon co-founded H2OAfrica. Gary White founded Water Partners. And they merged to create Water.org.
Water.org is a charity backed by a number of major organisations and foundations.
In a perfect world, water networks have 100% uptime and adequate pressure. In reality, customers experience loss of pressure, water quality issues, and outages. In under-invested networks, this is even more frequent.
Yet, providing a good customer experience is possible. Detecting problems before customers do is not a fortune teller’s trick, but something that can be achieved with the right tools and processes in place. So how can Network Engineers achieve Zen for their networks?Read more
Lake Mead is a reservoir that helps supply water for 25 million people in Nevada, Arizona, and California, and some in Mexico. The dam that created the lake is the Hoover Dam, built in 1936.
It is one of a series of dams in the West of the USA that store water and generate electricity enabling cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix to exist in the desert. The water enables farming as well as supporting habitation.
Increasing population, rising demand and years of drought mean that the reservoirs are running low. Dean Farr’s data and interactive map illustrate the issue beautifully. The challenges and implications get excellent coverage in Vox.Read more
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.Read more