Water and Wastewater

Few people need to be reminded of water’s importance. Along with energy, it is essential for everyday life. Water provides sustenance, supports industry and irrigates fields. But city administrations are struggling to meet rising demand from growing populations while contending with issues such as water quality, flooding, drought and aging infrastructure.

Regional markets

This section offers a brief overview of the unique circumstances that influence and shape how federal, regional and local governments approach smart city programs in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, India and North America.

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The problem with "siloed" cities

When city departments develop new applications or programs independently of each other rather than collaboratively we refer to it as a "siloed" approach. And it does cause problems, including a lack of interoperability between departments, unnecessary investments of time and money, and others. We explain in more detail in this section.

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Irish Knowledge Exchange

Enterprise Ireland Partners with the Smart Cities Council to Accelerate Irish Progress. The Council is inviting North American cities to nominate projects from which Enterprise Ireland will select cities with bold projects that improve their livability, workability, and sustainability To participate please visit for a further description of the Readiness Invitation and how your city can participate.

SCC Partner Spotlight

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