Water Scarcity: the Future of our Cities’ Water Supply
Water scarcity is a significant issue for water utilities. The issue is not often discussed or at the forefront of the city leaders’ worry list because there are always more immediate, more pressing concerns.
But scarcity is a concern, and not just for cities located in western, arid states. Even in cities with plenty of water today, affordable clean drinking water cannot be guaranteed over the coming 25 years. Populations grow, cities and utilities (and farmers) compete for water resources, and climate change magnifies
This paper provides a broad review of water scarcity in the U.S. and then details four ways Remote Insight and Management solutions can play an essential role in preparing for a future that looks very different than today.
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About the Author
Peter Williams, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience helping businesses and governments adapt to and make the most of new technology. By background a strategy and process consultant, he was formerly the CTO of IBM’s “Big Green Innovations” unit, where he played a major role in the development of IBM’s “smarter planet” businesses in the areas of environmental management, water management, smart cities, and disaster resilience: these focused on the applications of big data, IoT, A.I., blockchain and digital twinning to public infrastructure and public services.