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Archive for March, 2016

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World Water Day: Water 2.0 and the Obama Administration to Focus on Fixing America’s Broken Water Infrastructure

Written by Vincent Caprio

2016-03-22 09_40_03-V Caprio OWC article 3-22-16 - Microsoft WordIn observance of UN World Water Day 2016, the nation’s water experts are convening at the White House and the Water 2.0 conference in Washington, DC. The groups will focus on fixing America’s crumbling water infrastructure, with an emphasis on putting new innovative digital technology to work.

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“Sensorship” in the Water Sector

Written by Jim Lauria

Sensorship“Sensorship” in the water sector is an issue of growing importance, something that will touch all of us right where we live.

I don’t mean censorship. (We in the water industry are free to say whatever we want, and even to criticize the sorry state of our nation’s water infrastructure, which is leaking away precious resources and positioning us for disaster.) I mean “sensor-ship”—the increasing importance of monitoring all aspects of our water supply in an effort to manage it more effectively.

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C is for Connections

Written by Dr. Ken Russell

It’s not what you know, it’s what you share

OWCblogI’m looking forward to sharing some thoughts here at the intersection of water and technology in the coming weeks and months at Our Water Counts. I’d like to start us off with a fun learning tool, a mnemonic, actually.

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Business Is Blind to Water Risk, But Now Can See

Written by Matt Rose

Big DataWhen businesses see risk, they generally like to do something to mitigate it. Better safe than sorry. Yet despite water topping several watch lists of global business risk, most companies are doing very little to address the problem. That’s because the price of water, even though rising in the face of unprecedented water scarcity, still remains artificially low in the world today.

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