Water Management’s High Tech Future

Technological advances are playing a significant role in many aspects of water management. For example, software like WaterSmart allows customers to better understand their water use habits and potentially revise them.

Can Data Impact the Drought?

Startups like WaterSmart Software work with utilities to analyze smart meter data and communicate personalized recommendations to customers about how they can improve water-use efficiency and save money.

WaterSmart Pulls Water Savings from the Cloud

WaterSmart is one of a small band of IT companies that hope to improve a water utility’s performance by strengthening its brain. WaterSmart pairs data collected by water utilities with weather forecasts and information on family size and lot size to provide tailored reports on water use by household.

Thinking Outside the Pipe

Building up local or regional sources of water would also help reduce the amount of energy required to ship water long distances, said Dominique Gomez, representing WaterSmart, a San Francisco-based company that aims to improve global water-use efficiency.