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Archive for October, 2013

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When The Infrastructure Breaks, Technology Steps In

Written by Ben Armstrong

shutterstock_93156100Ben Armstrong, CEO of WellDone, discusses the impact of technology in sub-Saharan Africa on water availability and use. The vision of WellDone is to be build technology tools that empower resource-constrained communities with the data they need to provide critical infrastructure that lasts.

Water infrastructure is difficult and expensive to maintain, so rural areas rely on bore-hole wells.

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The Not-So-Obvious Consequences of Main Breaks

Written by Erik Hromadka

Picture thousands of gallons of water, suddenly erupting into a stream 20 feet high before raining back down again, rainbows glinting in the spray. What do you see? Old Faithful? The Bellagio fountains? A blue whale spouting off the coast of California?

Take a step back and you’ll observe the ruptured asphalt, frowning faces of nearby business owners, and scrambling city workers that lend crucial context to the spectacle.

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Fight The Status Quo, You Have Nothing to Lose

Written by Kyle Reissner

KyleI presented at an event in D.C. in late September hosted by Dr. Cat Shrier (watercitizen.com) and the AWRA. I presented the concept that the combination of Facebook back-end technologies and consumer grade mobile devices have the potential to spark a mobile revolution in the water industry.

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The World Needs More Un-Conferences

Written by Chris Peacock

dropletAs we enter the fall conference season for water professionals, I wanted to reflect on the value we place on these types of events. Yes, I attend my share of conferences, and have taken part in the often excruciating moments of watching someone read their PowerPoint® slides that look 10 years old.

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Find Out What the World Needs & Proceed to Invent It

Written by Martin Byars

in·gen·ious (n-jnys)

1. Marked by inventive skill and imagination.

2. Having or arising from an inventive or cunning mind; clever: an ingenious scheme.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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