Enterprise networking vendor NEC today announced its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Texas State University to conduct research and development (R&D) to improve water conservation and resource management.
NEC and the University will develop solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources. NEC and Texas State will identify opportunities to perform testing related to water conservation technology.
In a statement, NEC said it has developed a technology that utilizes sensors to collect data on leaks in a community’s water system. NEC technology offers municipal water utility companies a cost-effective way to manage water resources to meet the water needs of the communities.
NEC collects and analyzes the sensor data through the cloud and then offers remediation solutions to the water utility companies. NEC will be conducting Proofs of Concept (POC) of the water leak system in a few U.S. cities.
Nobuhiro Endo, president of NEC Corporation, said: “This new alliance will give NEC the opportunity to closely collaborate with Texas State University, a recognized leader in natural resource management, to identify exciting opportunities to provide new solutions that will benefit society as a whole.”