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Electro Scan completes trial project for Sydney Water using advanced machine-intelligent leak detection technology

13-03-2020
Sydney Water, Electro Scan, machine intelligence, leak detection, smart technology

Electro Scan Inc., a provider of machine-intelligent pipeline assessment products and services, has completed a trial project of its technology with Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility. Traditionally, water utilities have relied on high resolution cameras and visual inspection to manually assess defects inside of sewer pipes …

Coronavirus panic causing unprecedented blockages in Auckland's sewage system

13-03-2020
Auckland, New Zealand, coronavirus, sewage, wastewater treatment

Big coronavirus panic buying is leading to big problems in Auckland's wastewater systems – wet wipes flushed down toilets are causing pumping stations to break down weekly when normally they have problems only once or twice a year. Repairs for breakdowns are costing ratepayers three times as much as regular maintenance. Watercare staff say …

Bentley Systems announces the acquisition of GroupBC

12-03-2020
GroupBC, Bentley Systems, acquisition, asset management, digital twins, modernisation, digitisation, digitalisation

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, has announced the acquisition of GroupBC, a UK SaaS software innovator. For over twenty years, GroupBC’s and Bentley’s software solutions have been deployed for complementary purposes to improve project and asset information management. The transaction results from GroupBC’s expansion agenda, and …

U.S.-Israel consortium launches $29.9 million initiative to develop water-energy technologies

12-03-2020
USA, Israel, water, energy, technology, research, water challenges

Jack Gilron (in grey hat) gives Northwestern students a tour of a desalination lab in Israel Northwestern University and BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), announced today the initiation of a U.S.-Israel consortium led by both universities for the development of new technologies to solve …