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The Smart Grid For Water: How Data Will Save Our Water And Your Utility
Trevor Hill & Graham Symmonds
Smarter water—solving the water crisis with data
Supply-side engineering—massive reservoirs, colossal water diversion schemes, pumping rivers across mountaintops, and even desalination—are relics of a bygone era in water management. The environmental and financial costs are simply too high. No supply-side solution can match the simplicity, resilience and effectiveness of a data-driven demand-side management program that reduces consumptions, identifies losses, increases the life of our existing infrastructure and improves the financial capabilities of our utilities.
The development of the smart grid for water is, for the first time, providing water managers with a complete understanding of not only how much water is used, but where and when.
The 21st century water manager needs to manage the flow of data and information as well as the flow of water. Our future depends on it.
“Excellent read for any leader in the water industry. Very straight forward assessment of the reality of our country’s infrastructure, the world water crisis and the outcome if we do nothing. The book does a great job walking through real and perceived inefficiencies for water management and utility infrastructure. It provides great insight on where virtually any utility can streamline operations and focus on driving efficiency. Must read if you are someone working in the water industry.”
|Smarter Water: Ensuring Water Sustainability via Infrastructure, Incentives and Information||Trevor Hill & Graham Symmonds||January 2012|
|Total Water Management: Resources Conservation in the Face of Population Growth and Scarcity||Trevor Hill, Graham Symmonds, Wesley Smith & Paul Walker||2007|