New Delhi

New Delhi the new Cape Town

New Delhi will run out of groundwater in two years as India faces 'day zero' crises, according to the Telegraph.

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Can we trust AI?

Can we trust AI?” asks Technology of Business reporter Marianne Lehnis.

Before we answer or even ask that question, we should ask :“Can we trust humans?” They can’t always articulate why they make the decisions they make, and even when they do we know that this is mostly a post hoc rationalisation for an unconscious choice. And we also know that their brains contain hundreds of bugs. Not literal bugs. Software bugs. 166 of them! They’re known as cognitive biases and they’ve been categorised.

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Can water companies handle big data?

In short, the answer is no. But not for the reason you might think.

More monitoring devices, especially on the network, are yielding ever increasing volumes of potentially valuable data.

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Let’s tow an iceberg

The situation in Cape Town was an obvious trigger for the revival of the ‘tow an iceberg’ answer. There’s a long history of iceberg lunacy.

In 1825 it was suggested that they could be towed into the southern ocean to equalise the temperature of the earth.

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NASA

NASA warns about water

Water shortages will be the key environmental challenge of the century according to NASA.

New data from NASA’s Grace satellite has revealed the extent of the problem.

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UN Report

Climate change and growing global population threaten water security says UN

The UN has published its 2018 World Water Development Report.

It calculates that global water demand is growing at 1% per annum mainly because of population growth. They say that whilst agriculture will remain the largest user, industrial and domestic demand will increase much faster. And the vast majority of the growth in demand for water will occur in countries with developing or emerging economies.

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Demography

Demography is destiny

Of the 6 challenges facing water companies that we have identified (increasing population and urbanisation, more extreme weather events, an ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, customers becoming more demanding, and difficulty in increasing revenue or accessing capital), the one that gets the least column inches is Ageing Workforce.

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Water Online Article

A smarter future for water distribution and non-revenue Water management

Our CEO Joel Hagan features in the latest edition of the Water Innovations magazine and provides his thoughts on how he believes innovation is helping to improve water distribution and non-revenue water management.  

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Pitbull – the global water terrier

It’s not often this blog provides a link to Rolling Stone. But it’s the music press that’s giving the most coverage to Miami-born Cuban American rapper Armando Christian Perez (also known as Pitbull, Mr. 305, and Mr. Worldwide) who has a new role as the United Nation’s Clean Water Here Global Ambassador, covered here in the NME.

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i2O invests in manufacturing its own Advanced Pilot Valves, passes benefits to water utility clients

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has added a new production line for manufacturing its patent protected Advanced Pilot Valves (APVs) at its state-of-the-art production facility in Woolston, Southampton.

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