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November 2017, Paige Oldfield

Severn Trent could start using satellites to detect water leakage from space

By working with Utilis and using Japanese satellite located 637km above the earth, the process operates by picking up a signature of longwave radiation of chlorine in water, tracking the "signature" of drinking water escaping into the ground.
The trials have so far identified many points of interest, which teams are then following up with on-site investigations. Any leaks found are then planned in and fixed as soon as possible.
"With this new Satellite technology, the time it takes to locate leaks should significantly reduce, which is obviously great news for leakage levels and our customers.

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October 2017, Rethink Events

10 Water-Tech Start-Ups Set To Take 2018 By Storm

0 emerging water-tech companies have been selected to pitch their solutions at the upcoming World Water-Tech North America summit in Toronto.
The 5th annual World Water-Tech North America summit is set to take place from November 2-3, and will welcome 250 municipalities, private utilities, corporate investors, engineering giants and technology companies to Toronto, Canada.
Each year, the summit invites ten of the most innovative technology companies to pitch over the course of two days. Showcasing their ground-breaking solutions to an audience of investors, partners and customers, the presenters will be put through their paces by a panel of judges who will dish out expert advice and feedback.

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September 2017, Gabriele Beccaria

Acqua dall’aria: l’oro blu si produrrà anche in casa

Mentre sollecita la creatività, l’acqua sta spalancando inattese forme di business. E al «Watec» è facile rendersi conto che gli approcci eco alle risorse naturali sono immense opportunità. Più «green» significa anche più «money» e le aziende - nascenti o già affermate - lo testimoniano con i loro stand, in cui è continuo il rimando a software impalpabili e solide macchine di ultima generazione. Eddy Segal è uno degli specialisti che fa scorrere sequenze di immagini, grafici e tabelle. Spiega che «Utilis», ormai, è uscita dal bozzolo delle start-up ed è un leader nell’affrontare un incubo comune a molti amministratori e manager di acquedotti in giro per il mondo:

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September 2017, Elena Deacu

Cine sunt detectivii apei pierdute din Bucureşti Citeste mai mult: adev.ro/owm97g

Când îţi rupi un os, te duci la spital, iar medicul îţi face o radiografie pentru a-ţi depista fractura. În acelaşi fel radiografiază şi compania israeliană Utilis reţeaua de apă din Bucureşti, în căutare de scurgeri.

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September 2017, Isabel Miranda

Beber hasta el agua del retrete

Igual que un médico puede ver con rayos X los huesos rotos, nosotros podemos ver las tuberías con fugas», cuenta Eddy Segal, uno de los miembros de Utilis, una start-up israelí fundada en 2013. Y, afanado en la presentación en su stand de la exposición israelí, Segal comienza a pasar imágenes tomadas por satélite de la ciudad de Bucarest, en donde se divisan sus tuberías como si estuvieran iluminadas. Un algoritmo termina de hacer el trabajo y localiza los cúmulos de agua. «De cada 10 posibles fugas que detectamos, acertamos en 7», cuenta. La gran ventaja del sistema es que ya no hará falta inspeccionar kilómetro a kilómetro las instalaciones. Ciudades en Italia o Rumania ya utilizan este sistema

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August 2017, Shauna Wescott

Water is scarce, but solutions can be found

The world leaders in water technologies are the Israelis who have been working on overcoming water scarcity since the British used it in the days of their Mandate over Palestine as a reason to limit Jewish immigration, despite the Holocaust. Nearly 70 years of research, experiment and the steady implementation of multifaceted systems has achieved the seemingly impossible: arid Israel, 60% desert, now not only has water security but also supplies water to both Jordan and the Palestinian Authority

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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.

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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.“

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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...."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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