July 2017, Federico Cipolla
Piave Servizi, che fornisce acqua potabile alla Sinistra Piave, si avvale della nuova tecnologia
Come andare a caccia delle perdite occulte dell’acquedotto? Con lo stesso sistema con cui la Nasa cerca l’acqua su Marte e sui pianeti, a caccia di forme di vita. Non si tratta di fantasia o di un’idea più o meno strampalata. Ma di un’operazione appena iniziata dalla Piave Servizi, l’azienda che gestisce l’acquedotto di 36 comuni trevigiani (e tre veneziani) della Sinistra Piave, e che, soprattutto, è efficace e costa relativamente poco: 200 mila euro per una campagna in grado di individuare almeno l’80 per cento delle perdite con un’approssimazione massima di 40/50 metri. Il sistema è basato su un brevetto americano, che è stato concesso dagli Usa per il Mediterraneo e l’Europa ad una sola società con sede a Tel Aviv, Israele, la Utilis Ltd.read more...
July 2017, Treviso Today
Perdite idriche al minimo nella Marca: Piave Servizi si conferma accellenza del territorio
Perdite idriche al minimo nella Marca: Piave Servizi si conferma eccellenza del territorio
„Piave Servizi Srl, gestore del servizio idrico integrato per 39 Comuni delle province di Treviso e Venezia, è costantemente impegnata in questi ultimi giorni per cercare di incrementare l’efficienza della rete idrica con l’obiettivo di ridurre i costi di gestione e risparmiare la preziosa risorsa.“
July 2017, Monica Viviani
Mantova dà la caccia alle perdite d’acqua con il satellite
Un satellite per scovare le falle negli oltre 1.400 chilometri di rete idrica che portano acqua potabile in più di 97mila case sparse per la provincia. È una tecnologia israeliana all’avanguardia studiata addirittura per trovare acqua su altri pianeti, quella che Tea Acque ha deciso di adottare per contrastare le perdite occulte dalle tubazioni interrate collegate con gli acquedotti, cioè quelle fuoriuscite che non si manifestano in modo visibile quindi difficili da localizzare in tempi brevi. «L’obiettivo è soprattutto ambientale– chiarisce l’amministratore delegato Piero Falsina – si tratta di risparmiare una risorsa che ad oggi c’è ma non è infinita ed è nostro dovere non sprecarla.read more...
July 2017, The Guartian
Water is the biggest risk facing the planet' but disruptive tech solutions can help
Providing clean water and sanitation for all will be a growing challenge in years to come, thanks to a combination of poor infrastructure, population increase and climate change.
Water is the biggest risk facing the planet, bigger than climate change and terrorism, according to the World Economic Forum’s report, Global Risks 2015. Increasingly, companies are recognizing this and are looking for ways to insulate themselves.
June 2017, Nanalyze
7 Water Tech Startups Helping Keep You Alive
Not surprisingly—and to continue on our blasphemous pilgrimage—quite a few water tech startups are based in Israel, like Utilis, which uses satellite imagery to detect underground leaks in water supply infrastructure.read more...
MAR/APR 2017 | Inasat, Water & Sanitation Africa Magazine
Satellite-based leak detection
Using satellite scanning technology created to find water on other planets, InaSat offers you pinpoint leak detection of your entire pipeline network in just six weeks. You can now identify your water loss and reduce non-revenue water cost-effectively and without the need to shut down your pipeline.read more...
MARCH, 16, 2017 | by Lora Kolodny, TechCrunch
Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O for tech that finds leaks underground
An Israeli tech startup called Utilis has taken top honors at Imagine H2O this year, for technology that can detect underground leaks in underground, potable water supply systems through analysis of satellite imagery. Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year thanks to leaky faucets, faulty sprinkler systems and other small systems. Utilis’ tech can find leaks to systems that are much bigger, serving urban markets, and help utilities to repair them before the waste has a detrimental effect on people living nearby.read more...
FEBRUARY 7, 2017 | by Starre Vartan, Mother Nature Network
5 smart tech solutions to water challanges around the world
When it comes to freshwater resources, humans are slowly but surely running out, due to contamination, seawater intrusion and drought. Water scarcity is already an issue on every continent. Utilis harnesses the growing surveying power of satellites to find leaks — from space.read more...
JANUARY 31, 2017 | by Keith Hays, Bluefield Research
To DMA or Not to DMA? That is the Smart Water Question
"nascent satellite-based players such as Utilis" positioned as a DMA agnostic solution in the market.read more...
JANUARY 25, 2017 | by Lauren Guy & WaterOnline
‘Far Out' Technology Simplifies Pipeline Leak Detection
Water Online's latest edition of Water Innovation - the "Top 10 Trends of 2017".
Satellites provide the latest, perhaps most efficient, method for spotting underground leaks, ushering in a new era of non-revenue water management.
JANUARY 18, 2017 | by Ontario Water News
Water Matrix Inc. Partners with Utilis Inc.
Vaughan, Ontario-based Water Matrix Inc. has partnered with Utilis Inc., an innovative water management company based in Israel. The contract grants Water Matrix the rights to North American distribution of the latter’s satellite-based leak detection technology.read more...
JANUARY 9, 2017 | by Imagine H2O
Water Data Challenge Finalist
Imagine H2O announced their selection of twelve startups to advance to our 8th annual Accelerator Program. Over 180 startups from 20 countries registered for the Challenge. The twelve finalists will be honored at Imagine H2O's WaterGala '17 on March 15 in San Francisco, where the organization will announce the Challenge's overall winner.
Utilis is one of the finalists!
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | by Israel Economic and Trade Mission in Italy
Collaboration between Utilis and Hera Group
During Ecomondo fair in Rimini, Italy last week, great interest aroused due to the new collaboration between the Hera Group (multi-utility leader in environmental services, water and energy based in Bologna) and the Israeli company Utilis, on the subject of drinking water losses.read more...
NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | by Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus
Hera: adopts new research system for leaks in water networks
Hera Group is now in collaboration with Utilis. The system, already used by Hera with excellent results in Ferrara, will be used from 2017 in Bologna and Romagna to integrate the activities planned to leak detection. Only in 2015, thanks to the investigation of losses in the network, Hera Group has recovered more than 1,500 million liters of water.
(The article is in Italian).
OCTOBER 13, 2016 | by Utility Magazine
Detecting water leaks from space
Across Victoria, water loss accounts for around 10 per cent of total water usage, so being able to detect and fix leaks, as well as maintain the integrity of pipes, is vital to the success of the sector. Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) is currently investigating technologies that can detect leaks across Australia, including the use of high-tech satellites to locate underground leaks from space.read more...
OCTOBER, 5 2016 | by Vishakha Rajput - COO of The Water Network
In Conversation With: Lauren Guy, CTO & Co-Founder of Utilis Ltd.
The Water Network team had the pleasure to interview Lauren Guy, CTO & Co-Founder of Utilis Ltd. In the interview, Lauren explains how Utilis came into existence, the technological process, Utilis' benefits, the customers and future applications.read more...
JULY 14, 2016 | by Kevin Westerling
10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
"No single technology that I came across provided such a “wow” factor as this — a service that can find a given municipality's pipeline leaks from space, all at once. Thousands of square miles can be covered with satellite snapshots that spot leaks to within roughly six meters/yards of occurrence, according to results from a pilot program run in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2015...."read more...
JULY 10, 2016
SIWW - Utilis received an Innovation Award
Utilis received an Innovation Award from Piers Clark, Chairman of Isle Utilities, during Innovative Technologies Competition at Singapore International Water Week 2016.read more...
MAY 30, 2016 | by Michelle Malka Grossman
Business waters to flow between Romania and Israel
On Sunday, it was announced that Romania’s largest water corporation, RAJA Constanta, signed a contract of cooperation with Jerusalem’s Hagihon Company Ltd., which runs a number of regional water and wastewater treatment plants.read more...
DECEMBER 23, 2015 | by Abigail Klein Leichman
Spotting water leaks by satellite
Israel’s Utilis uses satellite photos to help water utilities find costly leaks in their systems and keep revenues from going down the drain.read more...