In this presentation, I defined the “Smart Water Network Revolution” and the benefits it is bringing, talked about how policy-makers and water professionals can and should help it along, and did my best to dispel the four great myths about water utilities and adoption of data technology:
Water utilities are too conservative or low-tech to adopt such technology
Water is a low-value commodity, therefore not a magnet for industrial R&D innovation
Water utilities are not yet ready for “smart data systems”
It’s too big an investment
Flip through the slides for the reality behind these myths.