Although American water utility companies take time to modify procedures and technologies in response to new quality requirements, ultimately it reduces the rate at which they violate standards.
By systematically turning valves off and on in water distribution networks, researchers can locate pipe leaks, which could help to save huge quantities of drinking water.
A new index insurance contract – a financial product innovation seeking to cope with climatic variability – could help hydropower operators to manage climate risks.
Scientists have devised a way of preserving privacy for smart water metering users while also providing water suppliers with information they can use to improve the efficiency of water services.
Weather forecasting can greatly improve benefits of rainwater harvesting.
Environmental Impact Bonds for financing new water and environmental infrastructure can be properly priced with the help of watershed modelling.
Modeling of mysteriously fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes has helped to optimize the prices of shipping insurance contracts along with investments in dredging navigation channels.