BizTimes Milwaukee reports that A.O. Smith and Marquette University are undertaking water technology study intended to be reviewed by Congress and the next U.S. president.
The study, focused on advancing manufacturing and water solutions, aspires to reinforce the global competitiveness of manufacturing across the country as well as highlight ways to address pressing water problems.
The specific focal points of the study will include evaluations of the use and re-use of water and the energy-water nexus. The study will also pinpoint water-use related risk, detail new technologies that promote water use efficiency, and hit on national policies for water-manufacturing and energy.
Among the technologies the study will likely explore are advanced sensors for metering and monitoring and Internet of Things as well as technology aiming to enhance wastewater treatment, re-use and purification.
More details here.