one in five people still lacks access to clean, safe drinking…

March 16, 2009
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one in five people still lacks access to clean, safe drinking water, and the United Nations predicts that nearly half the world’s population will experience critical water shortages by the year 2080.
But we can do better. Today’s technology can monitor, measure and analyze entire water ecosystems, from rivers and reservoirs to the pumps and pipes in our homes. We can give all the organizations, businesses, communities and nations dependent on a continuing supply of freshwater—that is, all of us—a single, reliable, up-to-the minute and actionable view of water use. (via IBM – Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 14 in a Series – United States)


one in five people still lacks access to clean, safe drinking water, and the United Nations predicts that nearly half the world’s population will experience critical water shortages by the year 2080.
But we can do better. Today’s technology can monitor, measure and analyze entire water ecosystems, from rivers and reservoirs to the pumps and pipes in our homes. We can give all the organizations, businesses, communities and nations dependent on a continuing supply of freshwater—that is, all of us—a single, reliable, up-to-the minute and actionable view of water use. (via IBM – Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 14 in a Series – United States)
The Smarter Planet tumblelog is an outgrowth of IBM’s strategic initiative to help a world of smart systems emerge.

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