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Acceptance Lag • Make Progress Moving From Legacy Methods to Innovative Solutions

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Part 1 of 5 for the April edition of "Converging over Coffee"

If you work with technology, especially technology in the water industry, you are already accustomed to “Acceptance Lag”. You may have a game-changer solution on your hands, possibly even a proven one, which means you are probably looking at years before it is accepted and successfully deployed in a meaningful way.

The term & the subject of Acceptance Lag was inspired by an old friend @John Poon. Was involved in many “firsts” with John, from the early development stages of NEWater almost 20 years ago to crafting a transformative vision for water & wastewater in Bengaluru to solving water problems using machine-learning techniques. We’ve ran into our fair share of Acceptance Lag.

Some thoughts from these experiences...

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