When The Well Is Dry
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In 1993, the National Geographic wrote that "All the water that will ever be is, right now."
As part of its Smarter Planet initiative, IBM's Global Innnovation Outlook on Water brought together hundreds of the world's leading water management experts to share knowledge and discuss strategies for improving the efficiency of the world's water systems.
Through those sessions, we learned that society and business face some complex challenges when it comes to better understanding and managing the precious water resources on this planet, and a lack of viable and actionable data was identified as a key inhibitor to effective water management.
Some of the key specific findings of the study:
Technology will play an important role in supplying water to billions of future urban dwellers, and smart infrastructure -- including real-time metering, pipe sensors and automatic repair -- will provide solutions to help address urbanization.
A majority of companies rank water management as a top priority, but lacked the necessary processes and systems for administration and control.
Click here to get access to the GTO Water report, as well as to order free hard copies and watch videos from participants in the study.