Industry Market Trends

How 'Smart Water' Technologies Are Helping Manage a Limited Resource

May 20, 2013

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