Category: Events & news

Israeli Supreme Court rules that a water utility with an AMR system must notify a customer when irregular consumption is detected

About ten years ago I had a discussion with the director of one of the largest water utilities in Israel regarding the option to deploy water quality sensors in the distribution network and to set up an event detection system.

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Israel Water Authority Water Technologies conference

During the CleanTech 2014 conference (February 18-19, 2014) , the Israeli Water Authority will hold a one day session (Hebrew link) presenting it’s third call for Water Technologies research projects and a summary of the first and second call. These projects

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CleanTech 2014 Israel

From the conference web-site: CleanTech 2014 is the 18th annual international event for Clean Technologies: environmental quality, infrastructures and green building, renewable energy and water technologies. The exhibition will take place at “Avenue” Convention and Events Center, Israel The 18th

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Battle of Background Leakage Assessment for Water Networks – BBLAWN

During the WDSA 2014 conference a new “battle” will be held: The Battle of Background Leakage Assessment for Water Networks is the fifth in a series of “Battle Competitions” dating back to the Battle of the Water Networks (BWN) in 1985 and

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Real-time Data Processing, Modelling and Control in Urban Water Systems Session

As part of the 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2014, August 17 – 21, 2014, New York, USA) there will be a special session on Real-time Data Processing, Modelling and Control in Urban Water Systems. The session is intended to bring

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Urban Water 2012 – call for papers

Prof. Stefano Mambretti is the co-chairman of Urban Water 2012, the 1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems to be held 25-27 April 2012 at New Forest, UK. He asked me to give

Water rationing caused pipe breaks in LA

During the summer of 2009 a large number of water pipe breaks occurred in Los Angeles. Apparently,ֲ  there were 101 blowouts in the summer of 2009 (July, August and September) compared to 42 in 2008, 49 in 2007 and 48

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WDSA 2010 – first call for papers

The University of Arizona and the Technion are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis conference (WDSA 2010) to be held September 12-15, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. ( Milestone Date First Call for Papers November 1, 2009

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A few quick links

The American Museum of Natural History in New-York has an exhibition called Water: H2O = Life. The same museum show an animation of the story of the New-York water system. Liquid Assets: Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story

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Make water not war

Stanley Weiss in an editorial in the New York Times wonders if the next war in the Middel East will be over water and not land? He is one of the believers that the water crisis in the Middle Ease

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