Insights from BCC Research

Technology Finds Water Leaks Using Satellite Imagery

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Non-revenue water is water lost after it leaves the distribution facility and before it reaches the consumer. This lost water brings in no revenue, although it still costs money to collect and process. In many cases, this water loss is due to leaky pipes, although it may also be stolen through illegal connections or simply be unaccounted for through meter inaccuracies.

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Topics: Environment

Low-Cost Technology Improves Drinking Water in Developing Countries

Posted by Clayton Luz on Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In Swahili, "Maji Safi" means "clean water."

It's also the name of a start-up company dedicated to promoting effective water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices through creative education to fight waterborne diseases. 
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Topics: Environment

Open Wide and Say Ahh: The Earth as an Alternative Energy Source

Posted by Clayton Luz on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) endeavors to determine the feasibility of extracting energy and chemicals out of the hydrothermal systems at supercritical conditions.

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Topics: Environment

New Drywall Technology Helps Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Clayton Luz on Nov 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The "green" movement towards healthier living spaces not only pertains to outdoor environments, but also indoor ones too. Which is a good and necessary effort, considering that air pollution ranks among the top five environmental risks to public health.

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Topics: Environment