In 2018, i2O added new clients, extended its smart network solution set, enhanced quality, further reduced hardware cost and passed it onto clients, and continued to contribute innovative thinking to the water industry.Read more
i2O is delighted to announce the re-launch of iNet as a full-blown network monitoring, insights and analytics software solution. Basic functionality—graphing of data and threshold alarms—will in future be provided as standard as part of the dNet solution.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
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, has today shipped its first 4G NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) logger.
NB-IoT is a low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology from mobile phone companies that is now being switched on in a number of countries. It is designed to enable industrial devices to have access to wider and deeper network coverage with longer battery life and lower cost, at scale.Read more
Flash, I love you! But we only have 12 years to save the Earth!
In the film of Flash Gordon, NASA scientists claim the unexpected eclipse and strange hot hail are nothing to worry about.
Not so in our current reality. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that we only have 12 years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, after which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.Read more
The UK Climate Projections 2018 study says that summer temperatures could be 5.4C hotter by 2070.
The chances of having a summer as warm as this year’s summer (2018) is currently 15-20%. That’s going to rise to 50%. In other words, as likely as not.
The warmer summers will also be much drier, with average summer rainfall dropping by 47%.Read more
Ofwat, the UK water regulator, is set to take a hard line with water companies this winter if bad weather strikes again.
A spokesperson for the regulator says it expects all companies to “show they have learned lessons and are prepared for whatever the weather brings”.Read more