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Archive for September, 2014

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Facing the Challenge of Water Distribution in a Changing World

Written by John Leeuwenburg

Irrigation pipeThe water distribution sector is facing challenges: the need to lower non-revenue water (NRW), combined with low outage rates, while upgrading the network to ensure future-proof operation. A changing climate brings other challenges, such as ensuring water availability in drought conditions. Managing water distribution is becoming much more complex but at the same time, the need to manage the whole network is becoming crucial to ensure the stability of supply in the long term.

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Will Water Get More Transparent? How Big Data Can Help a Precious Resource

Written by Chris Peacock

The time has come for major changes in the ways we manage water. Moving from a reactive, “fix it and find new supplies” mentality, I propose we use data to proactively manage our water in a holistic environment. It is a new paradigm. One that moves us from cleaning up the mess to one that keeps the mess from happening in the first place.

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