Improving agricultural efficiency with the IIoT12 July, 2017
Schneider Electric recently worked with WaterForce, a provider of irrigation solutions in New Zealand, to develop a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mobile control solution. Built on Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT technologies, the system enables farmers to operate irrigation pivots with greater agility, efficiency and sustainability.
Water scarcity drives water efficiency07 April, 2017 by Tony Arnel, Global Head of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people — or almost one-fifth of the world's population — live in arid areas with water shortages. Another 1.6 billion people — one-quarter of our global population — face water shortages as a result of climate change.
Managing assets01 April, 2017
When TRILITY considered developing a new water treatment plant near Perth in 2010, its team of executives and number crunchers sat down in the Company's Adelaide head office to assess a proposed 37-year contract to design, build and operate the 240 ML per day facility.
Modelling best placement of green infrastructure to reduce urban heat01 April, 2017
A numerical tool for designing Water Sensitive Cities — a concept closely aligned with water wise cities — is creating demonstrated impact in places like the City of Unley, Adelaide.
Federal funding for Tasmanian irrigation projects08 March, 2017
Construction is now underway on the next round of Tasmanian Irrigation projects, which aim to support regional development and sustainable growth in Tasmania's irrigated agriculture sector.
What happens when our taps run dry?09 February, 2017 by Mike Axton* and Brian Horton^
Digital technology allows us to step back and 'smart up' around the current cycle of water consumption and wastage.
2017 Insights: Jim Athanas27 January, 2017
Jim Athanas, Managing Director at Xylem Oceania, explains how a unified approach is needed to solve Australia's growing water challenges.
Insights 2017: Jonathan McKeown23 January, 2017
Jonathan McKeown, Chief Executive, Australian Water Association, shares his insights about what the Australian water sector can offer the fast developing economies in Asia and how IoT is fundamentally changing the sector.
Mining council commits to water stewardship11 January, 2017
The International Council on Mining and Metals has announced new commitments to water stewardship, recognising that industry can play an important role in tackling this global issue.
17 principles to create water-wise cities14 October, 2016
To overcome the problems that are leading to pressure on water resources in urban areas, the International Water Association has announced the Principles for Water-Wise Cities.
Experts gather to solve global water challenges10 October, 2016
The University of Queensland's leadership on water solutions will be heard by 3500 global delegates at the World Water Congress and Exhibition this week.
Water experts will soon flood to Brisbane29 September, 2016
More than 5000 water experts, industry professionals and political leaders from over 100 countries will come together at the IWA (International Water Association) World Water Congress & Exhibition.
Clean beaches have provided $2 billion in social value for Sydneysiders15 September, 2016
A study that assessed both the economic and social value generated from the Sydney Water's Deep Ocean Outfalls has revealed some interesting results.
Quenching industry's thirst: sustainable water and energy solutions make good business sense08 September, 2016 by James Currie*
Establishing corporate management practices with a focus on water stewardship is critical. Risk from having too much or too little water is now a boardroom issue.
Setting the context: how Hong Kong embraced water-sensitive urban design08 September, 2016 by Peter Hillis, Technical Director – Water Treatment
Context is everything. It can mean the difference between a successful project and one that fails to innovate. For early adopters of water-sensitive urban design, establishing context is paramount.