Smart Water

Smart water is an emerging and growing market in the water and wastewater industry. It relates to the application of data analytics to water and wastewater use through localized sensors. First gathered by automated meter reading (AMR) or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), the data can then be processed with artificial intelligence or machine learning for deeper inferences on water use.

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May 13 2021
The Internet of Things (IOT) plays a significant role in enabling a fully interconnected smart city with intelligent infrastructure, services,…
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Virtual design and construction, augmented reality, and virtual reality open new doors for designing and constructing infrastructure projects.
May 13 2021
Digital solutions are changing the way that clean, safe drinking water is delivered, infrastructure is maintained, and customers are served. As…
May 13 2021
Water is one of the most essential requirements for human health, environmental sustainability, and economic development. We cannot live without it,…
Apr 29 2021
Advanced metering infrastructure and smart water metering are popular topics for drinking water utilities. The technology can improve operational…
Mar 2 2021
What is so special about smart water?  Smart water refers to a movement in the water industry involving emerging technology that includes hardware,…
Feb 25 2021
In early February, news about an apparent hack at the Oldsmar Water Treatment Plant was shared widely throughout the industry. An individual accessed…
Dec 28 2020
Located in Wyoming, the City of Sheridan has a population of approximately 17,500 residents. Thwarted by aging meters installed almost 20 years ago,…
Dec 16 2020
Editors Note: An extended report with exclusive insights will be released in January 2021. Subscribe to WWD’s weekly newsletter at wwdmag.com/manage-…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Dec 15 2020
2020 has lobbed challenge after challenge at national and global societies. It has strained our lives, local economies and even water and wastewater…
Dec 10 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the SWAN 11th Annual Conference, the leading smart water/wastewater event of the year, will take place virtually…
Oct 8 2020
Manish Sharma is the industry marketing leader for energy and water for Emerson Automation Solutions. In a web-exclusive article (linked below), he…
Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies.
Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies. (Image courtesy of Emerson)
Oct 6 2020
Water treatment and distribution system operators worldwide are facing significant challenges, not only in countries with developing economies, but…
Sep 23 2020
The Mesopotamians were the first to install clay pipes for sewage collection around 4,000 BCE. Since then, mankind has relied on gravity to take…
Sep 18 2020
In this episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen discuss water sustainability…
Figure 1: Aeration basins at a water treatment plant remove compounds harmful to humans and the environment.
Figure 1: Aeration basins at a water treatment plant remove compounds harmful to humans and the environment.
Aug 27 2020
Across industries, engineering decisions are too often made based on subjective judgements. Considering how inexpensive and easy modern automation…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Aug 20 2020
Last month, we featured our 2020 Water & Wastes Digest Young Pros, and many of them noted the importance that technology will play for the future…
Jul 22 2020
Times of upheaval can lead to moments of radical change. COVID-19 has upended life across America, disrupting business as usual in every sector and…
Jun 30 2020
In March, WWD published “Building More Resilient Cities,” an article about smart sensors for sewer networks and their implementation in Miami-Dade…
Jun 11 2020
During times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, it pays off to have a strong crisis management and resiliency plan. When that plan requires…
Loïc Charpentier
Loïc Charpentier
Jun 11 2020
COVID-19 is a wake-up call that reminds us that we are not well prepared for cross-boundary and cross-sectoral crises. Water knows no borders, and it…
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