The Smart Water Grid

Sep 1, 2011

Water Efficiency

September-October 2011

A new way to describe the relationship between technology, resource management, and sustainable water infrastructures

By Carol Brzozowski

According to IBM, one in eight people worldwide lack access to safe water supplies. By now, everyone is familiar with the phrase “smart grid”, but its typical association is with electricity. And while the emerging phrase “smart water grid” may be another way to describe water efficiency protocols that have been in place over the years, its increasing role in the water industry lexicon describes the relationship between technology and resource management as well as the creation of more sustainable water infrastructures.

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