AMR/AMI

Alberta utility exceeds water management goals with Sensus AMI

Alberta utility exceeds water management goals with Sensus AMI

June 26, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

For the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a way of life. Situated just south of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, the town boasts one of the lowest per capita gross water consumption rates in North America—50 liters per capita per day lower than the CanadianRead More

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Understanding and Addressing Apparent Losses to Better Manage Non-Revenue Water By John Van Arsdel Water utilities are faced with water loss issues that have long lasting impacts on their ability to function properly and efficiently and its ability to derive revenue from what it does daily. The very basics ofRead More

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

June 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

By Ahmad Habibian The digital utility of the future will be built upon five revolutionary technology trends: 1) Emergence of Internet of Things (IOTs); 2) Mobile Information Communication Technology; 3) Cloud Storage Services; 4) Data Analytics; and 5) Social Platforms. The digital utility will be able to leverage this bigRead More

Xylem releases ‘2016 Sustainability Report’

Xylem releases ‘2016 Sustainability Report’

June 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Xylem recently published its 2016 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress in advancing solutions to global water and energy resource challenges. According to Xylem, solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. AndRead More

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

June 21, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Roundtable 2017 Editor’s Note — This issue marks the return of our popular Mayors Roundtable feature. Mayors are essential to a city’s water infrastructure agenda, involved in budgetary decisions and strategic planning, often in the face of financial challenges, economic uncertainty and regulatory constraints. They are held accountable when problemsRead More

Digital Is Making Waves

Digital Is Making Waves

June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

But Can the Water Sector Leapfrog Other Markets in Technology Adoption? By Gigi Karmous-Edwards Opportunity for Digital In this age, digital is evolving so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with all of the emerging innovations. Two important questions to ask are: what impact does that have on theRead More

ACE17 to highlight best in water distribution, quality and monitoring in Philly

ACE17 to highlight best in water distribution, quality and monitoring in Philly

June 12, 2017 at 7:05 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE17), being held June 11-14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, is one of the largest water industry tradeshows in the calendar year in North America. This year’s technical program will include more than 900 expert presenters in 16Read More

Florida utility deploys Sensus IoT for flood prevention

Florida utility deploys Sensus IoT for flood prevention

June 12, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

For scientists in the City of Lakeland, Fla., manually monitoring lake levels to prevent flooding is a time-consuming, resource-draining task, especially during the nearly four-month rainy season. “Maintaining balanced water levels is critical to avoid flooding in residential areas and conserve enough water for the dry season,” said Laurie Smith,Read More

Report: Utilities must embrace innovation

Report: Utilities must embrace innovation

June 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new report released by Arcadis on Empowering Water Utility Innovation. Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm, unveiled the report in advance of AWWA’s ACE17 in Philadelphia,Read More

Businessmen coming to an agreement by shaking hands

Aclara, Valor Water Analytics announce partnership

June 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Aclara and Valor Water Analytics have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to help water utilities reduce non-revenue water losses by analyzing data collected by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems. Valor, a developer of advanced meters analytics for water utilities, works to improve water utility operations by locating sourcesRead More

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