Water & Sanitation

September 19, 2017 | Dan Pinney

Water utilities are under continuing pressure that stems from growing demand, water stress, fluctuating energy prices and aging water systems. Smart water technologies offer utilities the ability to improve cost and gain revenue advantages by enhancing operational efficiency.

August 21, 2017

The City of Orlando approaches the smart operation of transportation, security and emergency management through Orlando Operations Center (OOC), an integrated facility established in 2001 by the mayor after the 1997 Atlantic hurricane season.

August 15, 2017

City governments are inundated with smart city proposals from citizens, technology vendors and even academics who want to use city technologies to help solve some of the world's most pressing urban problems. Engineers who have turned their attention to making cities cleaner, safer and more... read more

July 14, 2017

U.S. water utilities expect to invest $8.3 billion in smart infrastructure over the next ten years, according to a study of Washington, DC-based smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group. According to the study, municipal water infrastructure in the country is aging and in... read more

June 23, 2017 | Michael Meyer

On May 9 and 10, 2017, London’s Tower Hotel hosted the 7th Annual SWAN Conference.

June 06, 2017

While streetlight sensors and smart meters are making huge waves above ground, the Internet of Things is having just as big of an impact underground.

April 06, 2017

Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries,... read more

February 23, 2017

The Miami area sits on a massive, flat formation of porous limestone. That geologic and topographic reality means that as sea levels rise, so too does the region's groundwater-rendering inland areas as vulnerable to flooding as the coastline.

September 26, 2016

By "Using drone technology we can do it in a matter of minutes, versus a matter of hours or days, and redirect human resources to other facets of the utility," according to City Manager Harry Black.

August 11, 2016

Coming up with the billions of dollars needed to fix America’s decaying water and sewer infrastructure is going to require substantial investments at the state and local level, experts emphasized during a panel discussion in Chicago on Wednesday.

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