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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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Top glove

You probably haven’t heard of the Top Glove Corporation.

So you won’t know that it’s the largest rubber glove manufacturer in the world. It started in 1991 with a single factory and 3 production lines. Today it owns and operates 30 factories and more than 500 production lines in Malaysia, Thailand and China, with a capacity of more than 52 billion gloves per annum.

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Dam it

The building of dams often has consequences downstream. No more so than in the case of Ethiopia’s flagship dam – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The water will power the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa at 6,450 MW, making it the 7th largest in the world. The river? The Blue Nile.

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Remember where water comes from

Remember where water comes from

The Chinese proverb Remember Where Water Comes From can be found on the wall outside the offices of the Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC). Whilst the Taipei Water Department (TWD) looks after water for the capital, Taiwan Water Corporation is responsible for the rest of the country.

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It's time to visit Colombia

Your preconceptions about Colombia could be 20 years out of date. Now is the time to visit before the country is inundated by tourists.  i2O has a number of clients in the country and is hoping to bring the benefits that those clients have achieved to other cities. Our CEO and Latin America sales team spent last week visiting the country.

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Anglian water reports

Anglian Water reports record low levels of leakage and interruptions to supply

Anglian has announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2016, which were picked up by Utility Week.

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