IBM plunges into the 'smart grid for water' | Green Tech - CNET News: "The goal is to sketch out the technical architecture required to more efficiently use fresh water, only one percent of the available water on Earth.
Water systems even in developed countries like the U.S. are notoriously outdated, with faulty pipes--some of them still made of wood--result in 25 percent to 45 percent lost water. That means high-tech approaches, such as using sensors to gauge water quality, are a tough sell to cash-strapped municipalities, most of which are more concerned with maintaining the basic infrastructure."
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