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City of Calgary: Using Data to Predict and Mitigate Floods

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:17 -- SCC Staff
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Spring rains and snowmelt pour into the rivers and reservoirs that feed the Calgary’s water supply. As a result, downtown businesses and residents are faced with unpredictable floods. Read in this case study why the city turned to OSIsoft's PI System for a data-driven approach to predicting and managing flooding.

Using Software Defined Operations to Achieve Operational Maturity

Sun, 2015-08-09 13:45 -- SCC Staff
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Bit Stew Systems Chief Technology Officer Kai Hui explains how software can help organizations analyze massive amounts of data into a single source of truth, while also automating key functions that formerly required human intervention to triage an issue -- allowing employees to spend more time on tasks that can't be solved by technology.

The Case for Smart Water and Why It's a No Brainer

Wed, 2015-06-10 11:45 -- SCC Staff
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There are a lot of reasons why the water industry is in significant disarray today. In this white paper, West Monroe Partners suggest looking at process improvements and efficiency gains to lower operating costs and help offset the required spending on infrastructure replacement that is inevitable.

Consultation on Smart Cities

Fri, 2015-06-05 02:08 -- SCC India Staff
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Challenges with the Indian Urbanization Scenario - Urbanization in India is rapid and propels social and environmental challenges. Cities are characterized by strained infrastructure which manifests itself in terms of power cuts and water shortages, high cost of living, and unaffordable real estate resulting in urban sprawl and slums, high volume of traffic resulting in pollution and delays.

Shaping New Age Urban Systems Energy, Connectivity & Climate Resilience

Fri, 2015-06-05 01:57 -- SCC India Staff
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Indian cities are struggling to accommodate the accelerated pace of urbanization – resulting in crumbling urban infrastructure and unaffordable options for urban accommodation. Urbanization is only bound to rise – with a manufacturing - led, knowledge driven economy forming the core focus of India’s efforts at creating a ‘step change’ in economic growth. Our industrial growth ecosystem must be planned and created – liveable cities will need to enable people to live and work near production zones.

By 2031, the urban share of GDP is expected to rise from 52% to 75%. The national level of urbanisation in India will rise from 31% in 2011 to 50% by 2031, and more than 600 million Indians will choose to live in urban areas. Urban areas of the future will be clustered – almost 50% of all future urban Indians will be concentrated in 87 metropolitan cities.

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