Can we trust AI?

‘Can we trust AI?‘ asks Technology of Business reporter Marianne Lehnis. Before we answer or even ask that question, we should ask: ‘Can we trust humans?’ They can’t always articulate why they make the decisions they make, and even when they do we know that this is mostly a post hoc rationalisation for an unconscious […]

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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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Water Security

When you hear that there has been a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security in Iraq chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, you would be forgiven if you didn’t guess it was about water.

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i2O celebrates 2 years since opening its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is celebrating 2 years since it was officially opened by Caroline Nokes MP.

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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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Oh buoy!

The largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere happened on Tuesday 8 May 2018. It was 23.8m or 78ft high. More than 5 double decker buses. (A double decker bus is a favourite height measurement. Like an Olympic swimming pool is for liquids.)

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Royal Wedding boosts water charity

Prince Henry of Wales KCVO, better known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have chosen Philippa Craddock as the florist for their wedding.

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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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War and water

Avdiivka is a town in Ukraine just north of Donetsk. It’s in a war zone. In 2013 its population was officially 35,000. In January 2017 the BBC estimated the population to be between 16,000 and 22,000.

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Loggers in Lebanon

EBML, the water authority of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, has installed i2O’s dNet solution to gain detailed insight into the performance and condition of its water network.

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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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