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Archive for October 2018

Thoughts on why innovation is important to all of us

What do swarms, memes, genes and waves have in common?… Look at this picture. What do you see? Imagery ©2018 Google, Map data ©2018 Google This isn’t a bizarre test of your psyche and you probably won’t know the answer unless you’ve worked in the water industry. This is a picture that has fascinated me…

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The Future isn’t real…

…thoughts on an information based future. It’s the weekend, it’s blowing a gail, the temperature hasn’t been in double digits for a few weeks now and it’s definitely going to rain later. Time to hit the beach! Why would I do this? Because I’m obsessed with collecting better data. What?! Let me explain… For Christmas…

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Failing fast is for failures… …let’s learn instead

The Russians are good at thinking outside of the box. In the 1940s the Russian army trained an elite force of dogs to run under enemy tanks carrying explosives to target the weak underside of those tanks. However, when deployed in the field the dogs ran towards the familiar noise of the Russian’s diesel engine…

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Bristol Water supports the growth of new innovative entrepreneurs

As part of Bristol Water’s creative approach they have today launched The Workshop, their business incubator, to help support the local economy whilst also driving service improvements through innovation Bristol Water has officially launched its business incubator to boost innovation and help support the local economy. The Workshop encourages small, start-up businesses to help solve…

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Resilient and Dynamically Adaptive Water Distribution Networks for a Sustainable Future

Water distribution networks (WDNs) are an integral component for achieving resilient water resources and supply management.   In the UK the WDNs have been sectorised into “static” discrete District Meter Areas  (DMAs) mainly for the purpose of leakage management. By installing kept-shut boundary valves to create DMAs, the redundancy of connectivity and supply within large interconnected…

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Dynamic District Meter Areas

In the early 1990’s the concept of managing water supply networks through discrete network areas called District Meter Areas (DMA) became fashionable and was adopted across the industry. DMAs allowed water companies to manage leakage, and they’ve been very effective. They work by essentially capping areas of the network with values. These values can be…

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