The cloud is the silver lining

Lockdown has demonstrated the value of cloud computing.

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Ancient and modern

Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru.  Its population is more than 10 million, making it about the same size as London, Paris, Seoul, or Chennai.

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Lessons From Lockdown

Not a school curriculum for remote learning but two observations.

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Black Swan Events

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Wave for water

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World Water Day

The UN News says that water resources are often overlooked, but are an essential part of the solution to climate change.

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Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus is impacting most things. First the good news.

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It’s alarming

The cost to instrument a network has fallen dramatically. You can get a pressure/flow logger for less than £200, US$260, EUR230 at today’s exchange rates. But what’s not so easy is to make use of the information that’s derived from those devices. Today we want to highlight just one function: alarms.

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Regulators get tough

The UK’s regulator is seen as having been tough on UK water companies in its recent price determination. Headlines such as ‘It’s about time Ofwat got tougher on ‘game-playing’ water companies‘ suggest that there isn’t much public sympathy. But Northumbrian Water, Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and Bristol Water are all appealing. Thames Water, who had […]

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Save water, drink beer

Glasgow, Scotland craft beer brand Brewgooder has come up with a cunning plan.

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Early detection

3 customer calls from the same area and you know you’ve got an incident so you’re out in the vans. Trouble is, that incident is already well underway by the time 3 different customers have decided that they need to call you. So here’s a different way of doing it: triangulation.

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Poisoned water chalice?

Sky News reports that Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, has withdrawn his application for the role of Chief Executive at Thames Water, just as an official announcement confirming his appointment was expected.

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