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Water companies face many challenges. Increasing and urbanising population, more extreme weather events, ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, and customers becoming more demanding. The problem is they don’t have more money to address these challenges.

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Trunk mains

We often talk about ageing infrastructure as one of the challenges facing the water industry.

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Feeling the heat

Temperature records have been broken around the world this year. The UK is enjoying a heatwave. At least most of us are. But the water companies are feeling the heat.

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Can water companies handle big data?

In short, the answer is no. But not for the reason you might think. More monitoring devices, especially on the network, are yielding ever increasing volumes of potentially valuable data.

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Let’s tow an iceberg

The situation in Cape Town was an obvious trigger for the revival of the ‘tow an iceberg’ answer. There’s a long history of iceberg lunacy. In 1825 it was suggested that they could be towed into the southern ocean to equalise the temperature of the earth.

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NASA warns about water

Water shortages will be the key environmental challenge of the century according to NASA. New data from NASA’s Grace satellite has revealed the extent of the problem.

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A dip in the gene pool

The water industry lacks customer focus and up-to-date IT systems. So says Perry Noble, partner in investment manager Hermes Infrastructure, according to Utility Week in an article that opens with – ‘Sticky’ workforce and limited ‘gene pool’ in senior management causing talent problems for water.’ Perry made the comments last year at the Water UK […]

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Climate change and growing global population threaten water security says UN

The UN has published its 2018 World Water Development Report. It calculates that global water demand is growing at 1% per annum mainly because of population growth. They say that whilst agriculture will remain the largest user, industrial and domestic demand will increase much faster. And the vast majority of the growth in demand for […]

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Demography is destiny

Of the 6 challenges facing water companies that we have identified (increasing population and urbanisation, more extreme weather events, an ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, customers becoming more demanding, and difficulty in increasing revenue or accessing capital), the one that gets the least column inches is Ageing Workforce.

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A smarter future for water distribution and non-revenue Water management

Our CEO Joel Hagan features in the latest edition of the Water Innovations magazine and provides his thoughts on how he believes innovation is helping to improve water distribution and non-revenue water management.  

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Russian Government Cyber Activity Targets Water

i2O has sought to be a leader in information security. Why? Because we provide services to an industry that is responsible for critical national infrastructure. It seems that we were right to do so.

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Baby it’s cold outside

The Sun newspaper reported that it was the coldest day ever in March. ‘Big thaw leaves thousands without water in parts of UK’ said the BBC.

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