|*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.*
GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless
Local government, public facilities, critical infrastructure, organizations with large campuses, emerging markets
• Monitor water flows at key places in the infrastructure
• Visualize the water flow for different time-lines
• Showcase patterns, trends in intuitive ways
• Manage irrigation based on the readings from moisture sensors
• Offer alarms to improve operations for fixing leakage issues
The growing water shortage is now regarded as the most crucial global challenge, affecting both developing and developed nations (World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2015). Growing water shortages have been driven by a rapid increase in the global population, accelerating climate change, growing industrialization in developing countries, and aging infrastructure.
Cities and large organizations are increasingly struggling to meet growing demands for water and will have to take measures for reducing the water losses. The focus of this testbed is reducing water losses through the implementation of IoT technologies across the water infrastructure. It could be a city, large campuses of private organizations or large infrastructure utilities like airports or shopping malls. Infosys, a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is leading this testbed, with contribution from consortium members GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless and others.
The testbed will be developed from the context of smart city initiative. It will have a platform on which additional testbeds like lighting management, environment management, security, etc. can be developed.