The Real Smart Grid For Water: Ensuring Water Sustainability Via Infrastructure And Information
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Water scarcity and variability are increasing worldwide. Once isolated to developing nations, water scarcity is dramatically affecting first world nations like Australia, Spain, and the United States. All nations are now recognizing that the world’s water is a finite resource, and that resource is being drastically altered in both availability and quality by development, climate change and population growth. To survive in this new reality, water managers must not only increase the availability of conservation infrastructure – dual water mains, etc. – they must also increase the availability of information available to consumers. Addressing this water crisis requires a fundamental change in the planning and infrastructure deployment employed for water resources; a change from the largesse policies of the past to stewardship of the future and a commitment to engage the consumer in active conservation. Keywords: dual reticulation, smart grid for water, consumer information, water scarcity.
dual reticulation, smart grid for water, consumer information, water scarcity