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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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Your World’s Air Quality & Water Pollution – Toxic Algae + SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide

How’s your air quality?

remotemonitoringairqualityboxagriculturesoilmoistureYears ago the EPA set safety levels for the airborne pollutant SO2 – Sulfur Dioxide.

So you might think that you and your family’s air complies with the standard and you’re not breathing gnarly, toxic gases, pollutants, and chemicals every day. Not so easy.

In Missouri there are coal power plants nearby the houses of citizens. This article explains how it may still be a number of years before sulfur dioxide monitoring stations are deployed around the Labadie Energy Center.

SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide isn’t the only airborne contaminant that’s harmful to your health. Ozone / O3, Nitrous Oxides / NOx,  Nitrogen Dioxide / NO2, and Particulate Matter like Dust and PM2.5 are known to cause damage and reduce your lifespan.

air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10However, you don’t want to wait for years for the government to do something about your air quality. If you want to take action, and are driven to make a difference, I believe that you can solve just about any issue. Today you’ve got EPA-grade, quality, cost-effective, cloud-based Industrial IoT gateways and Internet of Things devices and sensors.

For a fraction of the cost you can deploy your own air quality monitoring network to be confident and aware of your health, safety, and security. What’s to stop you from doing something about your environment

Please don’t hesitate to chat with me if you’ve got any questions or need help deploying air quality, water, or any other remote monitoring sensor networks.

Now how about your water?

industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesHopefully you don’t have any toxic algae blooming near your home! How does that happen like in Lake Okeechobee in Florida? Toxic algae can happen anywhere. Especially where there are tons of nitrogen, phosphorous, and fertilization runoff entering local lakes.

Warm temperatures and other environmental factors can also contribute to cyanobacteria / blue-green algae seeming to take over and infest your coastlines and/or waterways. As this article explains, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers discharged a large volume of an algae infested lake’s water.

This nutrient-polluted water was discharged in order to prevent flooding. However, you can see it had other effects as well. Our earth requires such a precious balance. It’s challenging when you try to fix 1 issue and another one results.

internet-of-things-fleet-vehicle-tracking-industrial-equipment-assets-air-quality-h2s-no2-pm2-5-water-tanks-fluidsToday you, your family, community, and organizations have a variety of options for water and fluid monitoring. Industrial Internet of Things sensors and IoT devices give you affordable, rapidly deployable remote monitoring solutions. Whether you need to monitor water usage, fluid levels, mobile water and fluids in tanks on fleet vehicles, water quality, air quality, pollution, or anything else, it’s easier than you think.

What are You going to do about it?

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Remotely Monitoring Water, Fluids, IoT Sensor Devices, and Environmental Issues

Water Monitoring

water-monitoring-industrial-internet-of-things-devices-sensors-cloud-gateway-valarm-telemetry-remote-monitor-fluids-assets-2Water is your precious resource. For you, your family, your business, teams, and organizations. Are we running out? If so, when?

How can you and I help with effective water monitoring?

You’ll learn more in the stories about water innovation and conservation. Get ready to get wet with water issues.

According to this article 80% of California’s water is used for agriculture. Lake Cachuma, a giant reservoir near Santa Barbara, California, is almost empty. Reservoirs like this 1 are critical for your drinking water.

Now in many states such as Texas, Nevada, and California, water rate hikes are happening. This story explains how small businesses are suffering and water bills and prices are spiking.

The state of Maryland has given West Virginia full access to the Potomac River’s water. Here the WSJ tells how this 400 year old fight has ticked off consumer products companies like Procter & Gamble Co.

How can you and your organization effectively monitor water and fluids?

Take advantage of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and sensors!

You can easily monitor water, fluids, air quality, vehicles, trucks, trailers…any assets.

Twater-monitoring-industrial-internet-of-things-devices-sensors-cloud-gateway-valarm-telemetry-remote-monitor-fluids-assets-1oday’s technologies make it easier and more cost-effective than ever to literally monitor anything, anywhere. IIoT gives your organization rapidly deployable monitoring solutions for whatever you need to monitor with water, whether it’s:

What Now?

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