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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Top glove

You probably haven’t heard of the Top Glove Corporation. So you won’t know that it’s the largest rubber glove manufacturer in the world. It started in 1991 with a single factory and 3 production lines. Today it owns and operates 30 factories and more than 500 production lines in Malaysia, Thailand and China, with a […]

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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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Pitbull – the global water terrier

It’s not often this blog provides a link to Rolling Stone. But it’s the music press that’s giving the most coverage to Miami-born Cuban American rapper Armando Christian Perez (also known as Pitbull, Mr. 305, and Mr. Worldwide) who has a new role as the United Nation’s Clean Water Here Global Ambassador, covered here in […]

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i2O invests in manufacturing its own Advanced Pilot Valves, passes benefits to water utility clients

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has added a new production line for manufacturing its patent protected Advanced Pilot Valves (APVs) at its state-of-the-art production facility in Woolston, Southampton.

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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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All hands to the pump

i2O doesn’t just sell its clients hardware and leave them to get on with it. We know that maintaining an estate of hardware, using it, and getting the most out of it requires time and knowledge that water companies don’t always have.

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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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