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.Read more
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.Read more
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