Water and wastewater

Does your city need better quality water? Here's one (and maybe cheaper) way to do it

Wed, 2016-04-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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.

4 proven steps to save water and money (Atlanta and DC are using them already)

Fri, 2016-04-08 06:45 -- Kevin Ebi

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.

Why Itron's taking smart cities to school

Tue, 2016-04-05 11:57 -- SCC Staff

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.

Partner Spotlight: News from Huawei, Veolia, CH2M, Microsoft, Schneider Electric

Fri, 2016-03-25 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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.

Are you working with utilities on your smart city plans? If not, you should be

Wed, 2016-03-09 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

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.

How New York City turns a call for help into an opportunity

Wed, 2016-02-24 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

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.

Putting it all together: communications for water, power and smart cities

Fri, 2016-02-12 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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.

Is your city running out of water? The first place to look to find more

Thu, 2016-01-21 13:46 -- Kevin Ebi

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.

How Mammoth Lakes found 32 million gallons of water in its dried-up lakes

Thu, 2016-01-21 13:25 -- SCC Partner

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.