Are we having a true water crisis, and need to discover and deliver water from new sources, or are we having a water management crisis that can be addressed through better management and monitoring of our water infrastructure?
According to TaKaDu, a software-as-a-service company based in Israel, it’s the latter, and by managing our water infrastructure better and reducing water losses and inefficiencies, a more sustainable water ecosystem can be built through water grid monitoring.
“Water utilities are losing money, energy and water due to network inefficiencies. Energy costs account for around 30-40% of utilities’ operational costs. Water loss, sometimes referred to as Non-Revenue Water (NRW), amounts to 25-30% of the world’s water production. Older networks typically suffer from higher losses and inefficiencies. But water loss is a symptom of a much broader challenge: utilities worldwide find it harder to maintain their network in the face of ageing pipes, increased regulatory and public pressure, extreme weather and stretched resources.” – TaKaDu
The technology from TaKaDu, which monitors and analyzes large amounts of data from water network sensors, was recently awarded the Sustainia Award 2013 for the world’s best sustainability innovation.
In picking TaKaDu for this award, Sustainia acknowledged that fresh water is the source of all life on Earth, and using it wisely is more important than ever in the face of climate change and population growth.
Find out more about the TaKaDu water network monitoring service at their website.