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
Ari Mahairas is the special agent in charge of the Special Operations and the Cyber Division at the F.B.I.’s New York field office. Peter J. Beshar is the general counsel of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, and has testified frequently before the US Congress on cybersecurity.
The two have written an article in the New York Times pointing to the vulnerability of water companies to attack by cybercriminals.Read more
The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies has announced the publication of the National Water Study 2018.
Colombia has 1,122 municipalities. In 2014, 318 were identified as being susceptible to water shortage. In 2018, that has risen to 391. A 23% rise in just 4 years.Read more
i2O partners with Ubisense to deliver powerful network monitoring and analytics solution for water utilities
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced a new partnership with Ubisense, the global leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions. The resulting integration of Ubisense’s myWorld platform with i2O’s network monitoring and analytics iNet solution provides water utilities with a powerful new way of identifying issues on the network and assessing the condition of assets on the network.Read more
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, has today announced the launch of its new Control Logger. The device is a pressure and flow logger with 3 pressures and bidirectional flow capability. This would typically be used at the entry to a zone on a PRV to measure upstream, downstream and control space pressures and record flow from the pulse output of a flow meter.Read more
We often cite as the challenges that water companies face: increasing and urbanising population, ageing infrastructure, water scarcity and more extreme weather events, more demanding customers, an ageing workforce, and difficulties in raising or accessing capital.
The congressmen who are pictured around the President of the United States of America when he signed the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West, issued on October 19, 2018, believe that it is environmental extremists and overzealous bureaucrats who have created the water crisis in the West of the USA.Read more
Greater Noida City is a north Indian city with a population in excess of 100,000, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
A valve in the pipeline failed on Saturday. Residents complained about the lack of water. Water tankers were dispatched to provide temporary supply. Supply was resumed on Sunday evening. So reports the Times of India.
It could have happened almost anywhere in the world.Read more
You may think that the Cape Town water crisis is over. But we can only really say that we’re past the peak reporting of it.Read more
Next generation network monitoring. Coming soon from i2O...
“A network monitoring system that:
- monitors the network for problems caused by bursts, leaks, changes in customer demand, theft, transients, engineering work, network design issues
- reports on the condition of assets in the network: pipes, PRVs, valves, pumps, flow meters, loggers, controllers, actuators
- reports on network performance