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Digital Water Technologies & DIGITAL WORLD

The future of smart water management

 

Cecilia Wennberg

Vice President, Urban Water. Member of IWA Digital Steering Committee

How are smart water solutions aiding the water industry?

Smart water solutions offer a wide range of opportunities to the water industry through the enabling technologies of digitalisation.

Digital water, smart water solutions with state-of-the-art connectivity (IoT), data processing and built-in analytics supports the movement and maturing of the water industry towards value creative processes of virtualisation and autonomous decision-making.

I believe that the water industry, through digital water, will go further into offering sustainable and resilient solutions.

This will result in benefits of a more proactive, data driven call-to action and improved efficiency in asset maintenance and operation.

What will water management look like over the next few years?

Other industries are already more mature in their digital transformation and as the water industry is inspired and learning from them, we should expect an increased pace of digitalisation in the water industry.

Water management remains crucial for society and its development, across the globe. The challenges and new risks faced by the water utilities seen from urbanisation, water scarcity and water quality, ageing infrastructure and climate change calls for an inevitable need for adoption of new technologies to provide improved, cost-efficient, resilient, water and wastewater services.

In this transformation I believe that the water industry, through digital water, will go further into offering sustainable and resilient solutions, contributing to sustainable development and continuous improvements in public health and safety and social wellbeing.

 

Author

Cecilia Wennberg

March 20, 2020

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