17 January 2019 - Blog
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like data analytics, cloud computing, augmented intelligence and blockchain have a great impact on water sector. The IoT technology...
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like data analytics, cloud computing, augmented intelligence and blockchain have a great impact on water sector.
The IoT technology is beneficial in smart irrigation: it can be used for getting the right amount of water at the right destination for the right duration. It is basically a data-driven shift which is made possible by the wireless communication enabled by the Internet of Things technology.
The use of predictive analytics can be useful to to determine the amount of water that any particular city is going to utilize during the next day. When we have knowledge about the amount of water that is required for overall consumption in a city on any given day, it becomes easy for the water authorities to maintain the level of water in a water reservoir/tank and then pump the water into overhead tanks as required throughout the day. Another advantage of Internet of Things in water management is the reduction in energy pricing and consumption. Keeping in mind the goal of meeting the water requirements in a city, predictive analytics can be used to calculate the price of energy during different hours in a day. This information can then be used for scheduling the pumps throughout a day in such a way that there is no loss of unnecessary energy or resources.
The Internet of Things technologies have also the power to help water and wastewater utilities address many of the challenges they face, including extending the life of aging assets, reducing leakages, attacks or other abnormalities in the distribution network, improving water quality monitoring.
06 December 2018 - Blog
In 2019 World Water Week, organized by SIWI, will take place from 25 to 30 August. The event will move to Tele2 Arena in...
In 2019 World Water Week, organized by SIWI, will take place from 25 to 30 August. The event will move to Tele2 Arena in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. Nearly 400 organizations will convene sessions this year.
The theme of this edition is “Water for society – Including all”.
29 November 2018 - Blog
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), deploying energy efficiency policies could reduce energy bills for consumers by more than $500 billion per year....
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), deploying energy efficiency policies could reduce energy bills for consumers by more than $500 billion per year. Efficiency gains alone could allow the world to extract twice as much economic value from the energy it uses compared to today. The report sets out a vision for 2040 with 60% more building space and 20% more people, and double global GDP while using only marginally more energy than today and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 12%. Delivering this vision requires an immediate step up in policy action: countries would need to continue to push up the efficiency of both cars and trucks, building on the progress made in recent years. Another priority is the efficiency of air conditioners, as highlighted in the IEA’s recent report The Future of Cooling. This demonstrated that air conditioners could be twice as efficient as they are today with the right policies in place. Global investment in energy efficiency will need to rise significantly, but this investment will pay back threefold through energy savings alone.
26 November 2018 - Blog
More than 180 experts representing policy makers, authorities, industry, building energy-users, engineers and technology providers as well as academicians and researchers have recently discussed...
More than 180 experts representing policy makers, authorities, industry, building energy-users, engineers and technology providers as well as academicians and researchers have recently discussed in Muscat about energy efficiency policies, technologies and practices for the industrial and building sectors in the European Union (EU) and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The GCC countries are now embarking on a clean energy transition pathway, which targets more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective methods for using energy. Energy efficiency measures and technologies, including smart technologies and Smart Cities, can play a major role in reducing energy intensity and thus emissions. There are solutions available, which are suited for small, medium and large-scale applications and which can be implemented in different sectors of the economy such as building and industry.
23 November 2018 - Blog
It is increasing awareness about the advantages of green building. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Program),during the forecast period of 2016 – 2024...
It is increasing awareness about the advantages of green building. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Program),during the forecast period of 2016 – 2024 government initiatives for constructing green buildings and rise in green building construction by several different companies are the major factors driving the market for commercial building automation market. Increased demand for green building materials has been observed in the residential buildings and office & commercial buildings segments.
31 October 2018 - Blog
The global ultrasonic heat meters market is projected to grow at a considerable rate owing to its low energy consumption, easy installation, hybrid model...
The global ultrasonic heat meters market is projected to grow at a considerable rate owing to its low energy consumption, easy installation, hybrid model and high efficiency. Heat Meters Market is predicted to witness escalation on account of rapid industrialization, urban planning and increasing focus towards energy efficiency. Digitalization and data analysis through the deployment of IoT devices will further drive the industry growth. For instance, smart meters provide significant cost saving, multiple communication options and monitoring for optimized consumption. Moreover, the installation of grid connected units across residential and commercial establishments will positively influence the business outlook.
30 October 2018 - Blog
District Energy Systems are networks of hot and cold water pipes, typically buried underground, that are used to efficiently heat and cool buildings using...
District Energy Systems are networks of hot and cold water pipes, typically buried underground, that are used to efficiently heat and cool buildings using less energy than if the individual buildings were to each have their own boilers and chillers.
District Energy Systems have several benefits:
-The elimination of the conventional or traditional (boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, domestic hot water heaters, electric baseboards, or any other heat production equipment) HVAC system requirement expands the number of possible building design options.
-District energy systems have none of the costs normally associated with in-building heating systems, including boilers, multiple storage tanks, and other associated equipment as well as related insurance, maintenance, upgrade, and replacement costs.
– Centralized production of thermal energy enables highly efficient delivery of heating and cooling to each building.
– The use of alternative fuel sources reduces exposure to fluctuating gas and electricity prices.
– Radiant sources provide a more comfortable, effective heat than can be provided by electric baseboard heaters. The system can also provide cooling.
– The system’s use of alternative energy sources and greater efficiency produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than what is produced by fossil fuel-based systems.
26 October 2018 - Blog
The District Heating and Cooling Market expected to exhibit a 6.2% CAGR over 2016 and 2024. In the past few years the demand for district heating and cooling systems has continued to expand at a significant level across the globe. Factors such as long term cost-savings, excellent ROI, government incentives, flexibility of fuel options, and strict environmental laws concerned with energy efficiency of a variety of systems have been central to the growth of the market in the past. The market is expected to reach to a revenue-wise valuation of US$243.42 bn by 2024. In terms of energy sales volume, the market is expected to reach 12,187,491.8 tera joules by 2024.
24 October 2018 - Blog
Recycled water has many applications. It is most commonly used for non-potable purposes, such as agriculture, landscape, public parks, and golf course irrigation. Other...
Recycled water has many applications. It is most commonly used for non-potable purposes, such as agriculture, landscape, public parks, and golf course irrigation. Other non-potable applications include cooling water for power plants and oil refineries, industrial process water for such facilities as paper mills and carpet dyers, toilet flushing, dust control, construction activities, concrete mixing, and artificial lakes. There are also projects that use recycled water indirectly for potable purposes. Water recycling can help us find ways to decrease the diversion of water from sensitive ecosystems. Other benefits include decreasing wastewater discharges and reducing and preventing pollution. Recycled water can also be used to create or enhance wetlands and riparian habitats.
16 October 2018 - Blog
Current patterns of agricultural expansion and intensification are bringing unprecedented environmental externalities, including impacts on water quality. According to a new book titled “More...
Current patterns of agricultural expansion and intensification are bringing unprecedented environmental externalities, including impacts on water quality.
According to a new book titled “More people, more food, worse water? A global review of water pollution from agriculture”, water pollution from agriculture poses a serious risk to human health and the planet’s ecosystems. In many countries the biggest source of water pollution today is agriculture — not cities or industry — while worldwide, the most common chemical contaminant found in groundwater aquifers is nitrate from farming. We need a much better understanding of the causes and effects of agricultural water pollution as well as effective means to prevent and remedy the problem.