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Water crisis hits industry in Mangalore

The media underplay the impact of a water crisis on industry.

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Exciting time for water sensors

Ofwat associate director Alison Fergusson is reported as saying that the cost of monitoring and having real-time data has really come down.

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SMS fallback? Do you have a typewriter in the office?

Using SMS as a fallback is like keeping a typewriter in the office in case the printer breaks.

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember when offices only had typewriters. Then electric ones. Then word processors. Then computers. Let’s not mention fax machines.

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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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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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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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Paying the price of water

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.

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UK Regulator industry exam results

Water industry regulator Ofwat has reviewed the 5 year plans offered up by UK water companies for 2020-2025.

Unlike the new 9 – 1 GCSE grades in England, there are only 3 categories when it comes to marking: A*, Must do better, and Fail.

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