Flooding, Droughts, Remote Water Monitoring Systems and Industrial IoT Sensors – August 2017 News

Floods and rising water levels are continuing to grow more extreme in our world. Recent storms have endangered the city of Houston, Texas, with a lot of flooding risks. Here in this news article you can see photos of the water rescues, emergency management, and how heavy rains caused a natural disaster.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 54 Similarly, in New Orleans, Louisiana (a.k.a., NOLA) inundating rains tested the city’s flood response system. According to this story, citizens found that the flood monitoring alerts and information left a lot to be desired, in other words a failure.

How will these holes in City Hall communications be fixed? Perhaps with more effective, real-time flood warning and water monitoring systems like those that are deployed on the east coast of the USA in Virginia.

Meanwhile, dangerous drought conditions are occurring in other parts of the USA. The U.S. Drought Mitigation Monitor Mitigation Center produces and classifies drought reports.  Dry conditions in your world are making drought risks right now in places like:

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 37Water can be a precious lifeline or a dangerous, deadly weapon as this National Geographic article tells you. We need more water monitoring systems and better flow meter monitoring to avoid disasters and water issues like those happening in:

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardWhat can You do about our water monitoring challenges?

You can get engaged with your town, city, state, and federal government to make better use of technologies like Industrial IoT sensors to remotely monitor water in the cloud.  Help your family, community, and others you care about to live a healthier life with effective water monitoring systems.

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Water Monitoring and Industrial IoT Sensors for Fluids Telemetry – July 2017 News

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 63 How far will you go for water? To the moon and back? There might be more water on the moon than we thought according to NPR and Scientific American.

During droughts, you’ve got folks all over the U.S. using quite a lot of water, like more than a gallon per minute by these Tampa Bay water hogs. While in Florida, water main breaks and repair activities have caused road closures. And citizens there are advised to boil all water before drinking or cooking. Similarly, Utah residents have been asked to limit water use after a major water line break.

You’re seeing droughts, water rationing, and weird water issues all over the world. In Rome, Italy, the climate, environment, and cities are drier than they’ve been for decades. Due to the heatwave, water sources could be turned off for 8 hours a day.

You ever wondered or been curious about what gets sent down the water drain? Lots of rubber bouncy balls, a rope monster, and even a snapping turtle have been found in wastewater treatment facilities in the Chicago area.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 1Even though Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes and quite a load of water, there are still critical water crises. For example, there are the 5 state officials charged with involuntary manslaughter for the Flint public health crisis that led to an outbreak of disease, suffering children, and lead poisoning.

But according to this story, global companies and corporations like Nestle don’t pay anything for water, and they’re continuing to increase their water usage. This increase in pumping can lead to negative effects on local wetlands, aquatic habitats, and stream flow.

Also in the Midwest U.S., Minnesota is having more water quality problems. This article calls for something dramatic to happen for water management reform and improvement of water resources.

Since the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) isn’t providing as much money to local and state governments for safeguarding and protecting ecosystems like water and air, other organizations need to help out with mandates and responsibility for monitoring our environment.

What’s going on with the water for your family, in your neighborhood?

How does your organization use water effectively?

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Fortunately, today’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) sensors and cloud technologies make remote water monitoring systems easier and more cost-effective to deploy.

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardThis helps you, your teams, your Smart City, and your organization effectively monitor water resources. Whether you’ve got water wells, streams, floods, tides, levels, rain, or anything else.

I’m here and happy to help your organization remotely monitor water, air, vehicles, and other valuable assets.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsThank you for reading and sharing your concerns about our environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions about air quality and water monitoring systems.

Will Flooding Water Levels Go Higher?

Are we seeing more flooding these days than in the past?

This study researched how often floods are happening and the impacts and damage they cause in the US. Due to sea level rise, flood risk management is an increasingly important need for your and your family’s community.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 69This write-up breaks down how coastal areas will be more prone to hazardous environmental events like floods if greenhouse gas emissions don’t decrease. Key US cities and locations like San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Hawaii, and Florida are forecasted to be deluged in more floods in the coming years.

Using estimates of sea level rise, frequencies, and tide gauges, this Climate News article explains how flooding risk calculations are made.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 75Flooding is a big threat as we head into the future. How can you, your community, and organizations help?

Flood monitoring systems, like those deployed on beaches and in Smart Cities in Virginia, will increase in numbers.

Flood monitoring systems are 1 important way that Industrial IoT sensors and remote environmental monitoring technologies are helping keep you, your community, and your family safe. With early warning systems and detection of water levels, we’ll be able to better steer clear of hazards that mother nature and water create. Are you ready to help?

When Do You Have Air Quality and Health Problems?

When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 72Perhaps you believe it’s winter with the inversion layers keeping particulates in the air that you breathe into your lungs.

Or perhaps summer with the ozone sticking around from high heat. Maybe it’s spring with all of the pollen, dust, and other allergens getting blown around.

In the end, it depends on where you and your family live, but air quality issues are becoming more common all year round. What’s goin’ on?


New research suggests that plants are a big part of air pollution when it’s really hot outside. Don’t we want trees and plants to clean the air. It’s pretty surprising that during heat waves plants emit more chemicals that react and form ozone.

Of course there are lots of other sources for poor air quality like food choices since every action has a cost. And cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, are taking steps to improve urban air quality. This includes better transportation alternatives, like electric or natural gas, and switching refineries to different fuels.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 73Improving your air quality helps you immediately feel better and has long-term benefits like a longer life.

According to this MIT study, air pollution in China causes thousands of death every day, millions per year.

Poor air quality contributes to an early death from things like cancers and heart, lung, and stroke disorders.

A lot of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in our lungs is due to transportation vehicles and exhausts.


Is air quality worse than it’s been in previous years, or are we just more aware of it now?

Environmental protection agencies are issuing more air quality alerts all over the US.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 71Here are a few examples:


So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsCities, government agencies, and other organizations are deploying more monitoring systems to remotely monitor our environment, especially air and water.

With today’s technologies like Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, it’s easier and more cost-effective to measure our environment than ever before.

And this means less toxins and safer environments for all of us. Do you want better health for you and your family?

Water Shortages, Droughts, Floods, and Cowboys Transporting Icebergs

Water is a hot issue today. No matter where you live, it seems like there’s not enough or too much.  What’s going on? Are we actually seeing important changes or is today’s hyper-connected society just making us feel like catastrophes are happening constantly?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 65This article explains how America has a water crisis that’s making water cost too much money for millions of families. You’ve probably heard about what happened in Flint, Michigan. The story explains how a third of Americans won’t be able to afford to pay for their water by 2020.

The high costs are mostly due to out dated infrastructure and water pipe networks that need to be upgraded around the country. You can see water districts are already trying to increase water bill rates by 83% in Sacramento.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 66However, lots of rain and rising water levels have made it hazardous for fishermen or any boats to go out on Lake Ontario. They’ve got massive flooding and way too much water. Events have been canceled in New York since the lake is dangerous. Even recreational boaters have been negatively impacted and are delaying going out in the water.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 54You’ve probably heard about drought conditions in California over recent years. Now Nestle’s Arrowhead water has been called out with challenges around how much money they’re making by bottling and selling California’s water. Is this because public agencies and government entities have dropped the ball? You can decide for yourself about the sustainability of water and how renewable of a resource it is. How much profit should gigantic multinational businesses be allowed to gain from public natural resources?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 70And there’s deserts like the Middle East, where it rarely rains and water is a really precious resource. However, they’ve got enough money to make it feasible to bring an iceberg to the UAE. Will they do it? Take a gander at this story for more on how these iceberg cowboys are hoping to be the first folks to tow an iceberg thousands of miles and kilometers.


Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardNow how does today’s technology help with all of these water resources management needs? These stories all tie together in the fact that water monitoring systems help to effectively address all of our water needs. After all, how many days can you and your family live without water?

Sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) make it easy to remotely monitor water. Whether it’s water levels and flooding, water quality like pH, or monitoring water usage and water wells, we’ve got to make sure we’re making the most of what we’ve got.

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsHardware manufacturers around the world make rugged, reliable sensors for monitoring water and fluids. For example, level sensors are made by companies like Flowline, In-Situ, and Senix. And flow meters are made by businesses such as McCrometer and EKM Metering. All of your various sensor hardware integrates to make an efficient water monitoring system with web-based cloud software.


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I’m here to help you, your teams, and your organization deploy your most effective water monitoring systems.

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Remotely Monitoring Water Levels, Usage, Groundwater, Rain, Fluids, and Floods

How and why do you need to monitor water? Water monitoring systems are more important than ever as the precious resource seems to come in quantities that are too much or too little.

Having too much water and rain is causing an increase in flooding in areas like North Carolina and Texas. Could it be climate change?

How about storing excess water underground to use at a later time when you’ve got a drought? This ‘thinking outside the box’ idea is used in California, Florida, and the pacific northwest in the U.S. Now Houston, Texas, is considering what they can do. Along with the help of hydrologists and engineers, this article details how Texas is researching how rainwater can be quickly pumped so it can avoid dangerous flooding conditions.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 9Water quality and drinkable water is critical for you and your family. However, even as a water works case was won by farmers that should have helped with water pollution, the water is still polluted in Iowa according to this story.


What can you do about the need for better water monitoring?


How do you deploy effective water monitoring systems?


industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesWater monitoring systems can be powered via any power source, like standard mains 110V wall outlets or a solar panel.

You can use the most appropriate internet connectivity for each deployment, whether it’s WiFi, GSM mobile cell network, or Ethernet.

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardSensor systems measure fluids and regularly report values to a tools website where you can configure air quality or water warnings and alerts.

Do you need flexible flood monitoring systems for Smart Cities?

Open platforms like Tools.Valarm.net let you combine and integrate water and fluid sensors made by any hardware manufacturer like Flowline, Senix, In-Situ, Atlas Scientific, Geokon, Vaisala, Campbell ScientificEno Scientific, Omega, and McCrometer.


Questions?

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Water Monitoring Systems and Remote Sensor Equipment News – April 2017

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 4Water Monitoring Systems are being deployed and installed around the United States. Take a gander at this write-up on a new city water monitoring system in Bismarck.

Water monitoring systems save money for your government, business organization, company, or city by saving employees and staff the time needed to go to every water meter for manual readings. Water flow meters and utility meters give your teams any readings from the network, at any time.


Suspicious water leaks are happening in Texas. At least according to the Mayor in Kemp, recent water line breaks are suspicious in nature.

Sabotaging or attacking a public water system and supplies is a terroristic attack according to this article, which has more details on why the city’s citizens need to boil water or purchase water in bottles until water quality can be checked and system pressure restored.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 7Water wells in Pennsylvania are part of fresh, new water monitoring programs. Water data and information from public water systems and groundwater systems will help in determining groundwater sources, movement patterns and characteristics.

Deployments and developments like this around the USA are critical for industrial organizations, regulatory agencies, public officials and representatives. See this story for more info.


Helping businesses conserve water and predict water expenses is more important every day. You, your teams, and your organization have more options and choices for monitoring water, like tools for business analytics and data used for monetizing water risk.

Total dissolved solids (TDS), and other unwanted minerals and nutrients, like ammonia or salt, are things you don’t want too much of in your water supply. Companies like Microsoft are getting involved in water quality risk tools you can learn more about here. Demand for monitoring water is steadily increasing and today’s Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors make it easier and more affordable for you.


Questions?

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardWater monitoring systems with Tools.Valarm.net provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions for you, your teams, and your organization.

Take a gander at this Page on Remotely Monitoring Water and Fluids.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWhether you need to receive e-mail or text message alerts, analyze historical water data, view what’s going on with your water in a web dashboard, or anything else, we’re happy to help you with your remote monitoring needs.

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions on remotely monitoring water, air quality, industrial equipment, assets, or anything else!

 

Is Your Air Quality Getting Better or Worse?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 50Your air quality can damage you and your family’s health. The air you breathe every day can contribute to health issues like cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

It’s challenging to remotely monitor air quality. And what are the most destructive air pollutants when it comes to You and Your Family’s health? Ozone, nitrous oxides, ammonia, smog, sulfur dioxide, dust or particulate matter like PM2.5?

This article from Science magazine breaks down our world’s most dangerous cities in terms of air quality. You’ll see that a lot of gigantic cities around the world have citizens at risk. Residents of Los Angeles, California, Beijing, China, and Karachi, India, are exposed to high amounts of ozone / O3.  Have a look at the maps in the article that give you an idea of air quality levels around the world.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 44According to this Reuters article, China’s air quality has gotten significantly worse this year compared to last year. California has passed the strictest methane emissions regulations in the United States.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 51See this story for more about how the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Southern California Air Quality Management District (SC – AQMD) monitor and enforce compliance of air quality emissions like methane. And have a look here for how folks in the Los Angeles Inland Empire are rallying for cleaner air quality goals.

More communities around the world are becoming involved in improving their air quality. Events like air quality expos raise awareness of air pollution issues. Take a gander at this article for more info on green plans and an air quality expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsWhat can you do right now to help with your air quality?

Fortunately, with modern air quality sensors, you have effective air quality monitoring stations readily available for you and your teams.

Your organization can rapidly deploy air quality monitoring solutions so you’ll know exactly what’s happening remotely with air pollution. Need to receive real-time alerts? How about see air quality information on 2D and 3D maps as well as custom dashboards? All of this is quick and easy with these air quality monitoring systems.


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Remotely Monitoring Water Infrastructure, Pipes, Usage, and Quality

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 8How valuable is water for you?

Too much water in the Oroville Dam caused a water crisis when the levee broke. Over 100,000 California residents and citizens had to get out and evacuate their houses.

What happened? As this article mentions – there was too much water, Army Corps standards are unsafe, and we need to store less water there in the dam.

Does this mean that now’s the time for California spend more money on water? There’s been double the usual quantity of rain.

And a 5 year California drought has ended.  Have a look at this LA Times write-up on what the governor is likely to do about water.

A photo by Aidan Meyer. unsplash.com/photos/nvj-PDU98WUHow’s your drinking water quality? Your drinking water can give you bad bleeding ulcers according to residents in Kentucky.

See this NPR story about how critical it is for your water treatment plants and infrastructure to be safely maintained.

What about water flow meters and water usage? Water distribution pipes rupturing? Another reason to remotely monitor water and industrial equipment to know when it needs fixing.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 21Take a look here to see a recent example in Texas where a community could not drink water from the tap before boiling it first. You and your family can quickly become at risk due to water leaks and water pipe problems.

The mayors of Chicago and Montreal have warned about environmental impacts of cutting EPA funding. This article discusses more about this topic and other critical, clean water at the recent Urban Waterways Forums.


How can you help your water situation?

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardYou know that your water resources need to be managed effectively.

Fortunately, today’s technologies like Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors allow you to remotely monitor water.

These water monitoring systems are rapidly deployable and extremely cost-effective. Whether it’s monitor water quality, water usage, or anything else fluids related, it’s quicker and easier than you think.

Is your organization ready to help protect and maintain our water and air?

Remotely Monitoring Mobile Assets like Fleet Vehicles, Trucks, Trailers, Pumps, Generators, Motors, Tires, Temperatures, Tanks, Vacuums, Pumps, Equipment, and Anything Else with Industrial Internet of Things / IoT Sensors

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 23How do organizations like yours effectively monitor mobile assets?

You’ll save time and money when you remotely monitor your valuable, moving things like vehicles, trucks, or trailers with industrial equipment like tanks, vacuums, or pumps.

The Industrial Internet of Things / IoT continues to grow and help you run your business better.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 37You can witness IIoT expanding with the making of more and more global conference events like Mobile World Congress, IoT Global, and IoT Evolution Expo.

Now how do you make IoT improve the lives and safety of you and your teams?

Whether you’re part of an organization, city, or business, IIoT remote monitoring solutions will help.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 48Say you’ve got a fleet of vehicles and/or industrial equipment. What’s going on right now with that equipment? Is it inside or outside of a geofence? Need to be alerted if a generator or pump is turned on or off?

Above are some examples, and keep in mind you can literally monitor anything, anywhere. Tank levels and volumes? Yep! On trucks and trailers? Absolutely.

Monitoring your industrial equipment in the cloud means you have situational awareness wherever you are. Sensor hardware made by manufacturers around the world, like Doran Manufacturing, connect and monitor fleet vehicle tire pressures and temperatures with a TPMS / Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Whenever you want to know what’s going on, with anything that’s important for you, all you need to do is launch your favorite web browser on any device. You can configure custom SMS text message or e-mail alerts that you’ll receive whenever anything isn’t how you want it / not up to your spec.


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Every day more companies, organization, and businesses around the world are monitoring mobile and stationary assets with Industrial IoT devices. Have a look at this overview on monitoring mobile industrial equipment, fleet vehicles, trucks, and trailers.


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Water, fluids, and air are increasingly valuable assets we need to monitor effectively. Take a gander below to learn how Industrial Internet of Things sensors give your organization the edge in monitoring remotely:


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