i2O Blog - Before the clock starts ticking

Before the clock starts ticking

Last week’s blog focused on managing incidents once you become aware of them, noting how i2O’s eNet solution can support you in being more effective at this.

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i2O Blog - The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking

When disaster strikes, the clock starts ticking.

In a water company that could mean a water quality incident, a burst; a sewer overflow, a pollution incident; a physical security breach, an IT security breach; or a health & safety incident.

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IT weather forecast: Cloudy

Read through Water Briefing’s list of tenders (yes, of course we do) and you will notice something interesting.

It contains some unfamiliar acronyms: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. PaaS doesn’t stand for Pizza as a Service, but it’s used as a fantastic analogy as part of a nice primer from Hosting Advice that explains the acronyms with the help of some clear diagrams.

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Canada’s water crisis

News from Canada’s Global Institute for Water Security.

Climate change is going to wreak havoc with water supply. Glaciers are melting; river flows are becoming more unpredictable; and lakes are filling with toxic algae. Floods, droughts and wildfires, and the extreme damage they cause, are becoming more frequent. 

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Taking a leak

Manneken Pis - the “peeing boy” – by renowned baroque sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy in Brussels is a major tourist attraction.

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Smoke gets in your eyes

In most foreigners’ minds, England is a place where it rains quite a lot.

But Sir James Bevan, CEO of the Environment Agency has warned that England could run short of water within 25 years. His language was dramatic. England faces an "existential threat", and in around 20 to 25 years, England will reach the "jaws of death” - the point at which we will not have enough water to supply our needs.

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i2O Blog - Cyber Secure

Cyber secure

The power blackout in Venezuela has caused widespread disruption. Including to the water supply. Tap water was said to have turned blackDramatic pictures showed citizens going to extraordinary lengths to get water.

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i2O Blog - Cloud seed idea

Cloud seed idea

Dam levels in Manila, Philippines are below critical levels. Thousands of customers have experienced limited or no water supply for several days after Manila Water cut its services without a prior advisory. Climate phenomenon El Niño has also been blamed.

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i2O blog - The UK doesn't have water meters

The UK doesn’t have water meters

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.

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i2O Blog - Water as a weapon of war

Water as a weapon of war

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government has said that it will divert river water which Pakistan relies on.

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