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ASTERRA empowers you to see beyond the surface with cutting-edge geospatial solutions. We leverage the power of satellite-based technology and Earth observation to deliver actionable insights across diverse fields, from detecting water leaks to saving precious resources and building resilient infrastructure. Explore our blog to discover how ASTERRA is shaping a smarter, more sustainable future through the lens of geospatial intelligence.
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ASTERRA Surpasses 1 Million MWH of Global Energy Savings
Blogs June 6, 2024

ASTERRA Surpasses 1 Million MWH of Global Energy Savings

Transforming the future of our planet is not something ASTERRA and its customers take lightly.  ASTERRA, together with our partners...

Tackling Water Loss, Climate Resilience, and Bringing Transformative Technologies to Spain
Blogs April 10, 2024

Tackling Water Loss, Climate Resilience, and Bringing Transformative Technologies to Spain

Spain is one European country seeing a steady increase in population growth, along with an uptick in urbanization. While scaling...

ASTERRA Forges New Trails and Expands to New Regions in 2024
Blogs March 26, 2024

ASTERRA Forges New Trails and Expands to New Regions in 2024

We are three months into 2024, and the exponential growth ASTERRA experienced in 2023 continues. As the pioneer of sustainable,...

Redefining Urban Resilience: How Smart Cities Pave the Way for Better, Safer Citizens
Blogs December 11, 2023

Redefining Urban Resilience: How Smart Cities Pave the Way for Better, Safer Citizens

It’s no secret that urban areas are growing, and the migration of more people creates strains on infrastructure and services....

ASTERRA technology and the development of Smart Cities
Blogs November 20, 2023

ASTERRA technology and the development of Smart Cities

With the United Nations reporting that the world’s population reached 8 billion in 2022 – with over half that population...

ASTERRA’s Infrastructure Intelligence Efforts Toward the SDGs
Blogs November 16, 2023

ASTERRA’s Infrastructure Intelligence Efforts Toward the SDGs

ASTERRA solutions deliver water and infrastructure intelligence that drives global sustainability and has a laudable impact on Earth. We recently...

Major Disasters: Why We Can No Longer Tolerate Complacency or Reactive Strategies for Infrastructure Failures
Blogs November 7, 2023

Major Disasters: Why We Can No Longer Tolerate Complacency or Reactive Strategies for Infrastructure Failures

The Reactive Approach Isn't Working Anymore Traditional infrastructure monitoring methods are proving inadequate. Far too often, issues remain undetected for...

ASTERRA’s Journey to 100k Leaks
Blogs September 26, 2023

ASTERRA’s Journey to 100k Leaks

As ASTERRA's success spread from one corner of the globe to another, we eagerly kept track of every leak we...

Mine Water Management: Effective Strategies for Mitigating On-Site Risks
Blogs September 1, 2023

Mine Water Management: Effective Strategies for Mitigating On-Site Risks

Water is inseparable from mining. Environmental water around the mine can impact mine operations and safety. Conversely, the mine and...

6 Devastating Coal Mine Accidents Throughout History and Lessons Learned
Blogs August 21, 2023

6 Devastating Coal Mine Accidents Throughout History and Lessons Learned

Coal mine accidents can be devastating to operations and the lives of miners. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places...

Learning from Dam Failures: Analyzing 5 Instructive Examples and Their Lessons
Blogs June 28, 2023

Learning from Dam Failures: Analyzing 5 Instructive Examples and Their Lessons

Dam Failures Are as Old as Dams, Themselves For as long as humankind has been building dams, dam failures have...

Road Infrastructure Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Better Transportation Systems
Blogs June 14, 2023

Road Infrastructure Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Building Better Transportation Systems

Our Long-Traveled Roads Road infrastructure planning dates to at least 4000 BCE, when engineered roads were planned and built by...

ASTERRA Finds Sneaky Infrastructure Failures and Leaks Hiding in the Marshes
Blogs June 5, 2023

ASTERRA Finds Sneaky Infrastructure Failures and Leaks Hiding in the Marshes

When it comes to tricky topography and ecosystems, using satellite leak detection solutions makes all the difference. This includes tidal...

Water Leak Detection Equipment: Pros and Cons
Blogs March 14, 2023

Water Leak Detection Equipment: Pros and Cons

Water Leak Detection Methods The water leak detection methods that utilities deploy to detect underground system leaks can generally be...

How ASTERRA Solutions Work Across Several Industries
Blogs February 16, 2023

How ASTERRA Solutions Work Across Several Industries

Who Is ASTERRA? ASTERRA is a company dedicated to observation and discovery in protection of the Earth, its people, and...

EO Discover: Environmental Metrics and ROI at Your Fingertips
Blogs February 9, 2023

EO Discover: Environmental Metrics and ROI at Your Fingertips

When ASTERRA launched its EO Discover platform this month, the positive reviews began rolling in. For the first time ever,...

Water Line Leak Detection Methods: Classic vs Modern Solutions
Blogs January 31, 2023

Water Line Leak Detection Methods: Classic vs Modern Solutions

Leak Detection Services for Different Industries Water line leak detection methods encompass a wide range of techniques, as leaks can...

Earth Observation: Solutions From ASTERRA
Blogs January 24, 2023

Earth Observation: Solutions From ASTERRA

What Is Earth Observation? The most basic definition of Earth observation is as simple as it sounds: observing the planet...

ASTERRA Locates Leak Number 75,000 – A Milestone Worth Celebrating
Blogs January 23, 2023

ASTERRA Locates Leak Number 75,000 – A Milestone Worth Celebrating

When water pipeline leak detection crews across the globe finished their morning coffees, tugged on work boots, pulled on reflector...

Geospatial Analytics and EarthWorks: How It Works and Why It Matters
Blogs December 16, 2022

Geospatial Analytics and EarthWorks: How It Works and Why It Matters

What Is Geospatial Analytics? When we talk about geospatial data, we’re talking about Earth observation data mapped to a location...

Trends in Water: What to Expect For 2023
Blogs December 8, 2022

Trends in Water: What to Expect For 2023

The ripple effects of the global pandemic and a massive infusion of funds are guiding the trends in water for...

SAR Sensor, Remote Sensing, and ASTERRA: Advancing Geospatial Solutions with Synthetic Aperture Radar
Blogs November 21, 2022

SAR Sensor, Remote Sensing, and ASTERRA: Advancing Geospatial Solutions with Synthetic Aperture Radar

What Is Synthetic Aperture Radar? Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is an “active” form of data collection, meaning that energy (a...

Levee vs Dam Technology: What are the Differences?
Blogs November 18, 2022

Levee vs Dam Technology: What are the Differences?

Levee vs Dam Technology Dams and levees each play a major role in making vast areas of the country habitable...

The Power of Water: Reducing Real Water Loss
Blogs October 25, 2022

The Power of Water: Reducing Real Water Loss

Flowing water is unbelievably powerful. A small river can deeply etch rock into a canyon, turn an arid desert into...

Technology Spotlight on ASTERRA at WEFTEC
Blogs October 19, 2022

Technology Spotlight on ASTERRA at WEFTEC

Just steps from the Mississippi River and the wrought iron balconies of the lively French Quarter in New Orleans, ASTERRA...

Tailings Dam Monitoring: What You Need to Know
Blogs October 17, 2022

Tailings Dam Monitoring: What You Need to Know

Brumadinho is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, in the country’s mineral-rich southwest. In 2019,  “Dam I”...

Infrastructure Monitoring and Maintenance: The Role of EarthWorks
Blogs October 7, 2022

Infrastructure Monitoring and Maintenance: The Role of EarthWorks

Life, as we know it today, is made possible by vast networks of critical infrastructure for transportation, water management, resource...

What Causes Pipeline Damage?
Blogs September 20, 2022

What Causes Pipeline Damage?

Not far below the surface of our cities and neighborhoods, 2.2 million* miles of pipes carry about about 39 billion*...

What Is Soil Moisture Detection and Why Does it Matter?
Blogs September 7, 2022

What Is Soil Moisture Detection and Why Does it Matter?

If you want to learn the secrets of what’s going on just beneath the surface of the Earth, follow the...

EUSAR Conference and the Renaissance of L-Band SAR
Blogs August 9, 2022

EUSAR Conference and the Renaissance of L-Band SAR

EUSAR Conference 2022 Taking a deep dive into ASTERRA’s sensor of choice, Vice President of Research and Development, Yuval Lorig...

Netherlands Dikes and Levees: Effective Flood Defenses
Blogs August 2, 2022

Netherlands Dikes and Levees: Effective Flood Defenses

Netherlands Dikes: 17,691 Kilometers of Flood Defenses The Netherlands has 17,691 kilometers of flood defenses and dikes, according to the...

International Water Association: Water Loss Conference
Blogs July 18, 2022

International Water Association: Water Loss Conference

Always working to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ASTERRA recently exhibited at the International Water Association’s Water...

Leak Detection In Italy: Examining Historic Infrastructure
Blogs July 12, 2022

Leak Detection In Italy: Examining Historic Infrastructure

The terrain of Italy, with its strong climatic, geomorphological, and cultural differentiation, vastly expands the challenges to creating sustainable water...

Creating Drought Resilience With Satellite Technology
Blogs July 5, 2022

Creating Drought Resilience With Satellite Technology

Climate Change and Droughts Droughts are inevitable and becoming more frequent as a byproduct of climate change. Recently, the United...

ASTERRA’s ACE22 Experience: Part 2
Blogs June 28, 2022

ASTERRA’s ACE22 Experience: Part 2

ASTERRA's ACE22 Experience Part 2 In our ACE22 Experience: Part 1 blog, we shared how our work relates to space...

Space and ACE22: Part 1
Blogs June 22, 2022

Space and ACE22: Part 1

Space and ASTERRA's ACE22 Experience Part 1 When you can see beneath the surface, you can sustain the world above....

A Walk Through a Historical Mine: How ASTERRA’s EarthWorks Protects the Environment
Blogs April 28, 2022

A Walk Through a Historical Mine: How ASTERRA’s EarthWorks Protects the Environment

Check out our StoryMaps for more pictures and details. ASTERRA recently participated in the Worldwide Walk for Water and some...

AI Explained by ASTERRA’s Lead Data Scientist
Blogs March 15, 2022

AI Explained by ASTERRA’s Lead Data Scientist

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) by ASTERRA goes a long way toward simplifying water leak detection and infrastructure maintenance...

Using Geospatial Data To Support Sustainability
Blogs February 15, 2022

Using Geospatial Data To Support Sustainability

Building sustainable communities is impossible without the use of technology and geospatial data. There are countless organizations working to provide...

Infrastructure Resilience: Why Is Satellite-Based Leak Detection Critical?
Blogs February 10, 2022

Infrastructure Resilience: Why Is Satellite-Based Leak Detection Critical?

Satellite-based leak detection is a critical tool for building resource and infrastructure resilience after natural disasters. This includes sustainable infrastructure...

Non-Revenue Water: Unmasking Real vs Apparent Loss
Blogs January 4, 2022

Non-Revenue Water: Unmasking Real vs Apparent Loss

For utility managers to best select technology interventions to address water losses in their systems, it is important to understand...

ASTERRA: 2021 Year in Review
Blogs January 3, 2022

ASTERRA: 2021 Year in Review

When Utilis said goodbye to 2020, we said hello to a whole new era. Let's take a look at the...

Finding Leaks: The Role of Satellite Leak Detection
Blogs December 22, 2021

Finding Leaks: The Role of Satellite Leak Detection

The California Energy Commission (CEC) published a final project report entitled “Demonstrating Innovative Water Leakage Reduction Strategies” in June 2021. ...

Using Satellite Technology to Reduce Risk of Landslides
Blogs December 14, 2021

Using Satellite Technology to Reduce Risk of Landslides

Landslides are a worldwide concern for numerous reasons. In Wales, the concern relates to the over 2000 coal tips that...

AWWA Features ASTERRA in Case Study About Subsurface Leak Detection
Blogs December 10, 2021

AWWA Features ASTERRA in Case Study About Subsurface Leak Detection

The American Water Works Association’s Journal AWWA recently featured a case study of the subsurface leak detection program in Henry...

WEFTEC in Review
Blogs October 29, 2021

WEFTEC in Review

Water industry leaders from across the globe gathered in the United States city of Chicago, Illinois at the 94th WEFTEC....

Imagine a Day Without Water
Blogs October 27, 2021

Imagine a Day Without Water

On a day without water, there is no water to drink, and you have not had a drink all day....

Source Water Protection: The Role of Leak Detection
Blogs September 26, 2021

Source Water Protection: The Role of Leak Detection

ASTERRA is joining the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to mark the first ever Source Water Protection Week from September...

A New Brand and a New Era For Utilis
Blogs August 3, 2021

A New Brand and a New Era For Utilis

What’s In the Name Utilis? Utilis has been building our knowledge base continuously since our first commercial use in leak...

Rescue Dog Team Collaborates with Utilis to “Find Leak”
Blogs May 13, 2021

Rescue Dog Team Collaborates with Utilis to “Find Leak”

Every so often, we hear a rescue dog story that stops us in our tracks. The story of Vessel, a...

The Utilis Impact Calculator
Blogs April 22, 2021

The Utilis Impact Calculator

For global development to be sustainable, potable water is a necessity. Utilis plays a key role in the maintenance and...

Passive and Active Sensors: Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection
Blogs July 27, 2020

Passive and Active Sensors: Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection

Satellites are outfitted with either active or passive sensors as a means of monitoring. Understanding each sensor’s purpose is vital...

The History of Radar: Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection
Blogs June 15, 2020

The History of Radar: Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection

Radar is a vital tool in this rapidly changing world. It has been used various in sectors such as the...

ASTERRA’s Top Tips for Reading Your Water Meter
Blogs June 24, 2019

ASTERRA’s Top Tips for Reading Your Water Meter

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or have owned your home for years, understanding how to read a digital water meter...

How to Find a Leak in Your House
Blogs May 12, 2019

How to Find a Leak in Your House

Leaks Can Run But They Can’t Hide Water conservation has been in my blood for as long as I can...

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