When it comes to earnings prospects for the graduating class of 2013, not all majors are created equal. For new college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in engineering disciplines or computer-related fields, starting salaries are rising, new reports indicate.
Smart electric metering and smart grid technologies are transforming the management of electric power worldwide — and creating a huge cleantech market in the process. But could the same thing happen in the world of water? Is a “smart water grid” beginning to emerge, along with a market for products to support it?
I put that question to Colin Walsby, vice president for strategic solution development at Sensus, a Raleigh, N.C.-based provider of infrastructure solutions for utilities, including water-metering products and information systems. He told me that “smart water network” is probably a better term, although “grid” is being widely used to describe the increasing efforts of utilities to apply advanced technologies to better manage and conserve water. Read more