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Water scarcity is a growing problem in many parts of the world. By 2030, more than half of the world’s population will live in areas subject to high water stress. Therefore, water conservation and increasing water efficiency will be an increasingly important task that requires a combination of technical solutions and a change of mind-set. Today we will introduces smart water management in smart cities
Smart Water Management (SWM) uses Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and real-time data and responses as an integral part of the solution for water management challenges. SWM is becoming an area of increasing interest as governments from around the world integrate smart principles into their urban, regional and national strategies. It is a very important aspect in smart city planning. The potential application of smart systems in water management is wide and includes solutions for water quality, water quantity, efficient irrigation, leaks, pressure and flow, floods, droughts, etc.
By applying SWM infrastructure such as sensors, smart meters, monitors, GIS and satellite mapping, and other data sharing tools to water management, real-time solutions can be implemented and broader networks can work together to reduce current water management challenges.
The smart water management market was valued at USD 13.54 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 25.61 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of over 13.18% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).
Smart water management can offer many benefits to state and local government, including helping to become a digital leader and Smart City. Some of these benefits include:
1) Reduced water and sewer costs. Low flow water conservation devices reduce water usage and costs as well as sewer costs.
2) Weather-based irrigation controls. This type of control system saves water usage and cost especially during the hot summer months.
3) Reduced energy usage. Low flow water devices reduce the amount of hot water used, which in turn reduces the amount of energy used to heat the water.
4) Reduce non-revenue water (NRW). Replacing old, inaccurate water meters and distribution piping can result in increased revenues for the water district.
5) Wastewater treatment energy usage. Wastewater treatment plants are one of the largest users of energy within a city. Plant upgrades and aeration optimization can dramatically reduce energy usage and save money.
Water consumption will continue to grow as the population grows. "Smart water" refers to advanced water supply and sewage treatment infrastructure that creates an efficient system, which can deliver water to every household while saving water for future use. Smart water systems help collect the necessary data, which will display information about the flow, water pressure and water distribution throughout the city. The system supports forecasting water consumption and saving water. In addition, the innovation of smart sensors, the correct processing of data analysis and the blueprint of the system can help cities meet the demand for pure water consumption.
In the process of water recycling, we always need to carry out water treatment. In water treatment, we often use devices such as ozone water purifiers, ozone water filters, ozone water sterilizers, etc, which can greatly improve the quality and efficiency of our water treatment.