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Smart Water business intelligence week 13/03/2023


The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, released a new report on “Microplastics and Micropollutants in Water” at the Our Ocean conference in Panama. The report describes the harmful effects of these substances on human and animal life, as well as recent policy developments to address the problem. It also highlights the costs and benefits of the investments needed to mitigate these impacts and outlines what the EIB is doing to help reduce the release of microplastics and micropollutants into water:

European Investment Bank report urges public sector to address microplastics in water


In a context of preserving water resources, identifying the areas of the network most at risk is now a priority for managers. The offer of detection techniques is evolving towards more autonomy and communication. Artificial Intelligence is also emerging. From neo-rustic to the most high-tech, a brief overview of the equipment to meet the diversity of challenges:

Détection des fuites : de la truffe à l’IA


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a memorandum highlighting the need for states to assess cybersecurity risks in drinking water systems. While some public water systems have taken significant steps to improve their cybersecurity, recent investigation and reports of cyberattacks show that many have not adopted basic cybersecurity best practices and are at risk. of cyberattacks. This memorandum requires states to investigate cybersecurity best practices:

EPA Takes Action to Improve Cybersecurity Resilience for Public Water Systems


Since 2001, Pays de Gex Agglo has been deploying a strong environmental policy, particularly in favor of natural environments. It carried several contractual tools aimed at the preservation and/or restoration of aquatic environments as well as the preservation of water resources. It pursues this objective thanks to this new 2-year contract which includes 23 actions in favor of the protection of water resources for an amount of 35 million euros:

Pays de Gex : signature du contrat environnemental 2023-2024

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