Inside the Internet of Things – Making water utilities smarter

The article below by Dan Rafter, published April 2 2018, highlights how the IoT (Internet of Things) is allowing water utilities to get smart and provide a better service to customers, as well as, manage the operations of the water utility.

Inside the Internet of Things

Making water utilities smarter

Dan Rafter – April 2 2018.

When you think of the Internet of Things movement, or IoT for short, you might think of a refrigerator that tells its users when a bottle of milk is getting old. Or maybe you picture an alarm clock that not only wakes you up at 5:30 a.m. but also tells your coffee maker to start brewing your favorite cup of joe.

The IoT movement has great potential to change our lives. Simply put, IoT refers to devices at work or at home that are all connected to the Internet and that all then talk to each other and share data.

The home version of the IoT movement sounds like fun. A sensor in your car can tell the lights in your home’s living room to switch on minutes before you pull into your driveway.

But what about in the workplace? And what about for water utilities? Does the IoT movement have a place in water delivery?

You can click on the following link to read the rest of the article.

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Water Policy Journal – April 2018

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2 for April 2018 from IWA Publishing.

 

Water Policy Journal April 2018

Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2

Topics highlighted via research articles and case studies, in this issue, include climate change, water availability, cultural water in Australia, water governance, decentralization, water quality, ecological flow, and drought disaster risk, as well as, details of an Erratum for Water Policy Volume 19 Issue 5 pg 867-885.

Persons wishing to view a copy of this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.

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Will Cape Town Escape Its Water-Starved Fate?

I am sure by now many of you are aware of the major water crisis facing Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of dwindling water levels in their reservoirs and an increase in water demand. The article below by Lucas Joel, provides further details on the issue.

Source: Will Cape Town Escape Its Water-Starved Fate?

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On Integrating Sedimentology and Hydrogeology in Streambeds

A recent article by Partington et al.,  identifies a new modeling blueprint, which seeks to link sedimentology, hydrology and hydrogeology for the modeling of streambeds. The link presented below discusses with the authors the challenges and implications of such a modeling blueprint.

 

Source: On Integrating Sedimentology and Hydrogeology in Streambeds

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Water Well Journal May 2018

We have just received our digital copy of the Water Well Journal (Vol. 72 Issue 5) for May 2018 from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

This issue focuses Groundwater and Irrigation in terms of topics such as irrigation system design, data, small water systems, safety plan developments, groundwater disinfection and NGWA news.

 

Water Well Journal - May 2018

Water Well Journal – May 2018

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Global Conference for Prosperity through Hydrological Services

Co-organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other key stakeholders, the main focus of the conference will be to increase collaboration, in order to improve the availability and use of hydrological services on a global scale.

It will be held 7-9 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participants are expected to pre-register for the conference before 4th May 2018.

For further details one can view the conferences homepage.

 

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Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data

Many volunteers have been tasked with acquiring hydrologic data, when the agency has been unable to make frequent trips to do so. The article below by Kampf et al. looks at mobile applications that are being used to crowdsource streamflow data.

Source: Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data

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The Issue of Gender and Water

Within our own private circle, it is sometimes difficult to think how an issue may exist for someone else. One such issue, which is currently being considered by private organizations and agencies is the fact that accessing water is a gender issue, which negatively impacts women, for many cultures.

In a recent story, Sew Much Better Now,  provided by Water.org, we see how one woman was unable to provide sufficiently for her family, since much of her time was spent in sourcing water for her family.

I hope that the above story will allow many more persons to understand the issue of gender and water, and be able to make a difference in some way even if they have to donate through Water.org to do so.

 

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Water Policy Volume 20 Issue 1

We have just received our copy of the Water Policy journal (February 2018) , the official journal of the World Water Council, from IWA Publishing.

This journal provides articles on a wide range of topics such as management of watercourses, policy and floodplain management, water access, water demand, governance and water tariff policy alternatives.

Cover of Water Policy (Volume 20 Issue 1)

Cover of Water Policy Journal Volume 20 (1)

Persons wishing to view a copy of this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.

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WMO Bulletin 67 (1) – 2018

The World Meteorological Organization has made available a special issue of the WMO Bulletin 67 (1) on water.

Topics covered in this issue includes water security, climate change, international framework, hydrological information, sustainable planning, watershed management, hydrology distance learning, flood forecasting, IWRM, integrated flood management and much more.

Persons wishing to view this issue can email me, visit me at my desk or access it via the link.

P.S. I do hope each of us can celebrate World Water Day (March 22, 2018) by focusing on nature and how nature can be used to remedy water challenges, both locally and internationally.

Cover of WMO Bulletin Volume 67 Issue 1 2018

Cover of WMO Bulletin Volume 67 Issue 1 2018

 

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