Some cities are blessed with clean, high quality water -- and some aren't so fortunate. If your city falls into the latter category there are approaches you can take to provide clean water for your residents and meet increasingly strict water quality regulations. The Canadian city of Nanaimo has a success story to share about the technology it chose that should ensure clean water for generations.
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If your city hasn’t faced a water crisis yet, it’s only a matter of time: 70% of the world’s production areas will face shortages by 2050. Here are four steps you can take now to not only save a precious resource — they will also save you money.
Wouldn't it be great if the people who live and work in your city had an understanding of how important initiatives like smart water and smart energy are to their quality of life and future? You'll want to know about Itron's program to improve water and energy literacy -- and encourage students to consider careers in smart city technology-related fields.
Huawei's Malaysia ICT/smart state project… Veolia provides water treatment services in Oman… CH2M's Toronto rapid transit initiative… Microsoft's Virginia solar partnership… Schneider Electric's smart city technology solutions. Follow the link to learn more.
While the extreme drought in Texas is over, with rapid population growth, the next water shortage could be right around the corner. See how The Nature Conservancy aims to prevent that by bringing vast amounts of water data into a single resource.
How can you have a smart city without smart energy and water technologies? It's hard to imagine. Read our story to learn how one industry insider describes the all-important roles energy and water utilities should have in your smart city plans.
New York City has pressing problems with waste, energy, water and more. When city officials realized they couldn't solve them on their own, they decided to ask for help. Not just any help. They want the best and brightest. Read the story to learn how the city plans to attract the talent it needs -- and why it might be a good fit for your city too.
New multi-faceted technologies designed to bundle a variety of solutions seem to be arriving faster all the time. Among them is the latest Itron offering: a communications platform designed for multiple uses by smart cities and electric and water utilities. It may be an option for your city and the utilities that serve it.
Already one out of six people worldwide doesn’t have enough water. Within the next 10 years, two-thirds could be struggling with some form of water shortage. Clearly cities need more water, but where do you find it? You probably already have it. Here’s where to look first.
When California mandated a 20% reduction in water use, the city of Mammoth Lakes figured, “Why stop there?” Learn how it used advanced metering technology throughout its conservation strategy — and went well beyond its own ambitious water-savings goals.