Ten cities were selected as finalists in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program recently. Of those finalists, the five winning cities will receive readiness workshops geared to their particular smart cities needs in addition to technology and services to be provided by Council partners.
Water and wastewater
As India moves ahead with its smart cities initiative (and will soon designate 40 more cities for smart city development), Council Lead Partner Sensus launches its first global support center in Hyderabad. Our story explains why.
One of the big challenges on the path to becoming a smart city is figuring out how to do a better job of providing services for citizens when city resources are limited. Read the story to learn how Bellevue, Washington and partners will develop a tool to do just that—and share it with other cities.
A blockchain microgrid partnership for Siemens... Cubic Transportation wins UK contract... recognition for Transdev... Itron's Australia water distribution automation project and a clean energy company award for Schneider Electric. Click the links for details.
For coastal communities subject to frequent destructive storms, there may be a line of defense that is helping to lessen their impact. New research indicates that coastal wetlands have been responsible for significant reductions in property damage. But we're not doing enough to protect them.
How can water utilities effectively and efficiently protect their delivery networks against floods and other disasters? Black & Veatch shares technologies they can use to better inform their decision-making and meet customer expectations of clean, safe water.
Many cities are focused on software and sensor technologies to help them manage resources like buildings and streets. But what about the materials used to build them? Read on to learn how integrating materials science can lead to smarter, more efficient resource management – and higher quality infrastructure.
Siemens' new grid automation system... Enevo's smart waste management partnership... Black & Veatch Hong Kong Airport water project... CH2M consults on Toronto transit rail service expansion... Intel's computer vision tech acquisition. Click the links for details.
For Nashville Metro Water Services, manual meter reading in rural areas could be problematic. Poison ivy, meters covered in overgrown plants and other obstacles made meter reading a time-eating chore. Read the story to learn how a smart water network saved the utility money — and solved those problems.
Water and wastewater utilities share similar challenges, among them less funding and more strict regulatory compliance requirements. Learn how (and why) smart water systems can help utilities overcome those challenges -- and optimize how they use existing data.