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We know between two and three billion people worldwide experience water shortages—and these shortages will only intensify in the coming years. Technology can help reduce the amount of waste. Let’s take a look at one example. In New Jersey, the Camden City School District’s kitchen and cafeterias have installed Document Solutions Business Life Simplified touchless water coolers and reverse osmosis systems. The systems were funded by the AWCF (American Water Charitable Foundation) and New Jersey American Water as part of an effort to improve students’ access to water for drinking and reduce the usage of bottled water. Here is how this can help in schools: Improve students’ access to water for drinking, while reducing the usage of bottled water. Safer and more hygienic solution to traditional water dispensers, as users can access water without touching the dispenser. Reverse osmosis systems offer clean and pure water that’s free from contaminants, which uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove impurities, resulting in clean and safe drinking water. Activated oxygen self-cleaning system ensures that our water coolers are always clean and fresh, which uses activated oxygen to sanitize the dispenser, eliminating any bacteria or viruses that may be present. All in all, eco-friendly systems can help reduce carbon footprint, eliminating the need for plastic bottles, which is ultimately leading to a more sustainable world. Looking to the future, we will see more solutions aimed at helping to reduce water waste, while also improving sustainability and providing clean, fresh water for as many people as…

The construction industry has been talking about how drones can be used for years, but now we are seeing greater adoption in urban planning as infrastructure spending ramps up for things like infrastructure improvements. In the future, we can expect to see more drones flying high above our infrastructure to identify inadequate road drainage, as one example, to mitigate it. Consider the example from the PennDOT (Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation), which recently tackled such a project in an urban area. Faced with a smaller project area, dense tree vegetation, and a need for a quick solution, T3 Global Strategies proposed drone LiDAR surveying. PennDOT approved the use of drone technology to provide topographic planimetric mapping data and high-resolution orthophotography. Here is how this can help in urban planning: PennDOT engineers will use data to implement better drainage. Minimize the amount of flooded roads, traffic disruptions, and property damage. Address infrastructure challenges faster than before. Looking to the future, we will likely see the use of drones in many industries, helping to collect necessary data from hard-to-reach places. For many organizations, this will quickly become the fastest and most cost-effective way to gather data from some of the most remote…

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