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Summertime and the livin' isn’t easy

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%.

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Mind the gap

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.

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35% of Colombia’s municipalities face water shortages

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.

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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.

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i2O launches new Control Logger as part of its iNet network monitoring and analytics solution

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.

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No water for 300 families in Greater Noida for 2 days

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.

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Water wars

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.

There’s a fascinating article in the Columbia Journalism Review about the phrase “Day Zero” and the media campaign masterminded by PR agency Resolve Communications.

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Next generation network monitoring

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
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Why go into the office?

There are certainly downsides to working from home:

  • Social isolation
  • Lack of support and input from colleagues
  • Interruptions and distractions
  • IT issues
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i2O launches new eNet event management software solution for water utilities

i2O is delighted to announce the addition of eNet to its suite of smart network solutions. eNet extends i2O’s ability to help its clients deal with the challenges of increasing and urbanising population, more extreme weather events, ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, customers becoming more demanding, and difficulty in increasing revenue or accessing capital.

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