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Profiles in Utility Leadership: Who will drive the next wave of start-up success?

  Our research of the Artemis Top 50 shows that the biggest utilities leading the industry in research and pilots have not been the best customers for water tech solutions. For start-ups strapped for cash and driven to building a wide scale customer base, the biggest utilities can be quicksand in the march through the […]

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Unbinding Water Innovation

America is falling behind in the race to build the “high tech” water economy that will drive economic growth in the next decade, according to Mike Dimitriou of Water Remediation Technologies. “We stifle innovation with too many roadblocks,” Dimitriou noted earlier today at the marquee conference for the water industry, ACE 13. Dimitriou noted that […]

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Two questions that tell us when the time has come for high-tech water

Water technology is destined to be one of the great tech investment opportunities of the next decade. With a limited amount of water on earth, the population continues to grow while businesses develop.  Investing in water is emerging as one of the most promising real assets for investment. But early-stage investments in water technology start-ups […]

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A pioneer’s view of the frontier

Each year since 2009, the Artemis Water Tech Top 50 Review has identified 50 companies that show the promise of water tech.  Quite of few of them have already emerged from product launch to raise capital, close partnerships and install at their first customers.  The Artemis Review looks at a worldwide pool companies that are […]

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Managing High-Tech Water– Introducing Executive Roundtables

2011 was not kind to water tech start ups. We estimate that total venture funding for the year dropped to $140 million, about 50% from 2010. In the face of an overall collapse in the cleantech investment boom, the IPO market has effectively shut down for most venture-backed cleantech companies. In spite of its importance, […]

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What You Need to Know about the Blue Business Revolution

The risk of water shortages to business was first identified three years ago at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Since then, leading investors in the major businesses worldwide have been highlighting the risk that water scarcity poses to operations—not just in the third world through supply chains, but also in key markets in the developed […]

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The Gatekeepers of Water Tech

Utility managers like Eric Rosenblum and Ron Zegers are part of a small cadre of experienced leaders within the water utility who have been facilitating new water management approaches for decades.  They have ensured that, with very few exceptions, there is a steady supply of healthy and safe drinking water.Like other water utility managers, these […]

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Bringing Water Design Vision to the “Rest of the Mess” in Real Estate

The Shanghai Tower will serve as a mammoth 125-floor rainwater harvesting structure. The breathtaking outside shell borrows the best designs from nature, collecting rain to purify and replenish 675,000,000 liters of water each year. Combining stores, offices and apartments, the building will serve as an icon for water resource management in China, as the country […]

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Sustainable Building Image

Bringing Water Design Vision to the “Rest of the Mess” in Real Estate

The Shanghai Tower will serve as a mammoth 125-floor rainwater harvesting structure. The breathtaking outside shell borrows the best designs from nature, collecting rain to purify and replenish 675,000,000 liters of water each year. Combining stores, offices and apartments, the building will serve as an icon for water resource management in China, as the country […]

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Bacteria digest waste at a water treatment plant

Utilities Seek New Technologies

Water treatment and delivery systems were built for steady, predictable operation. In the face of water scarcity and budget cuts, utility managers are challenged to squeeze more performance out of water infrastructure with advanced technologies.

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