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How IoT can Facilitate Smart Water Management

Olivia Smith, Utilities Tech Outlook | Wednesday, July 07, 2021

How IoT can Facilitate Smart Water Management

A compliance-oriented and systematic method will help organizations understand the existing abilities and an idea of which gaps need to be filled and what actions should be taken.

Fremont, CA: Utilities can use the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to make water management more efficient and safer for consumers and workers. The smart devices and sensors help collect real-time data and notify users to avoid issues and minimize the workers’ workload responsible for physically checking the infrastructure.

IoT for smart water management can facilitate:

Securely Integrate New Devices

Identify and map out all the assets to establish a proper security strategy for an organization’s network. Separate the network into various zones to limit the risk of an attack spreading throughout the network. Real-time threat detection and alerts can be integrated into the network to alert the IT team of vulnerabilities or threats and resolve them as soon as possible.

Integrate IoT devices that significantly impact the network and customers for operational efficiency, public safety, public awareness, or other concerns that are important for an organization’s goals. A compliance-oriented and systematic method will help organizations understand the existing abilities and an idea of which gaps need to be filled and what actions should be taken.

Process Data at the Edge

The adoption of new IoT devices throughout the infrastructure creates a vast amount of data to collect and process. Edge computing provides various automatic functions throughout the system. Utilities can achieve real-time data analysis and program the devices or infrastructure to have set policies to carry out specific actions according to the data output.

Edge computing should be deployed in areas where local designs need to be made. Limiting data close to the edge can optimize the availability of connectivity between the remote location and the control center, decrease cost, or allow other data sources to use the same connection.

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