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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Queen Bee – lessons from a crisis

South African online news site IOL reports the South Africa Municipal Workers Union’s (Samwu) ‘uproar’ over Cape Town managers’ salary hikes given the city’s water situation. But there’s something further down the column that caught our eye.

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Water crisis will mean total crisis

The Global Risks Landscape 2018 from the World Economic Forum places Water Crisis as the 5th highest risk facing the world today. It has been pushed down the list by the increased likelihood of Cyberattacks and Data Fraud or Theft and their potential impact.

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More extreme weather events

At i2O we don’t get drawn into talking about climate change and whether it’s man-made or not. We focus on the more immediate challenge: more extreme weather is being experienced more often. Lack of rainfall and excessive precipitation are both challenges for water companies. They impact the supply, storage and treatment of clean water. Reservoirs […]

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Cyberfine for water companies

The UK Government has announced that critical national infrastructure companies will face fines of up to £17m if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, effective May 2018. Critical national infrastructure companies include energy, transport, health and water companies. They are being told that they should have in place ‘the most robust safeguards.’ The National […]

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Beyond digital: Why smart water networks are a natural progression for the water industry

We recently wrote an article in December’s edition of Water Finance & Management journal outlining why we believe smart water networks are a natural progression for the water industry in order to solve the challenges they face; population growth, urbanisation and more frequent extreme weather events make delivering even adequate customer service through ageing infrastructure […]

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Is the media to blame for the Cape Town water crisis?

The mainstream media has finally noticed that Cape Town South Africa is going to run out of water in weeks. And now the newspapers and websites and tv programmes all carry special reports about it. The media is fascinated by the crisis, the response to it, and who’s to blame.

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You need a Pressure Manager

Interesting news. Esval (Empresa Sanitaria de Valparaiso) in Chile has a Pressure Manager. A sign of things to come for water company organisation design or an oddity?

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