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Sedaru Helps Utilities Meet Water Conservation Regulations with Automated Reporting, Smart Operations

August 20, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

The State of California has announced a new reporting requirement for water production and water consumption to address reduced water supplies made worse by continuing drought conditions. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, the emergency…

Top Water Saving Tips for American Households

July 29, 2014 - in Projects, Supply, Water

Curbing water use in American households could be as easy as making simple changes to your daily routine and installing a few water-efficient appliances,…

MyMeter Behavioral Program Savings Approved by the State of Minnesota

July 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Sensors

Accelerated Innovations (AI) announced today that the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources determined the MyMeter program demonstrated…

EPA Asks Americans to Join the Race to Stop Water Leaks

March 17, 2014 - in Projects, Water

Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the United States, equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. In the race against water waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Where’s the Conservation in “Conservation Development?”

February 19, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Colorado State University (CSU) looks at conservation development (CD) regulations in the western United States and evaluates the degree to which CD is permitted and encouraged by county planning…

Bluesky to Map Energy Wastage from Homes Across Britain’s Cities

January 14, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has been awarded contracts to map heat loss across towns and cities covering around 10 per cent of the population. Using specialist thermal sensors mounted on survey aircraft Bluesky accurately records heat loss from homes and…

Rethinking Big Water

November 1, 2013 - in Water

Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the Strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population…

How Can Water Utilities Save Both Water and Money?

September 29, 2013 - in Water

This is the question of the hour in water conservation. Less water used means less water sold and often means less revenue collected; less revenue collected can mean less money for the operation and maintenance of the water system.  At the last workshop of…

Study of Oregon Land Use Planning Confirms Conservation Success

September 27, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

Oregon has lost only 2 percent of its non-federal farm and forest land since state land use planning went into effect in 1974 largely to preserve those lands. A new report by the Oregon Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service found that forest and farm…

The Quiet Evolution of Water Planning

August 14, 2013 - in Water

Traditionally, cities have built infrastructure that supplied residents with water from distant sources and quickly removed rainfall and sewage. Cities acquire water from more pristine sources in rural areas or deep underground. Sewer pipes remove water used…