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Saving Water with Smart Management and Efficient Systems

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 Saving Water with Smart Management and Efficient Systems - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Sensors - Flow Meters
  • Sensors - Level Sensors
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Remote Asset Management
The Customer
CIity of Madrid
About The Customer
Municipality of Rivas Vaciamadrid
The Challenge

Water and electrical supply are two of the main concerns for public authorities. The demand of these resources grow as fast as the population in urban areas so they would become scarcer with the pass of the years. A Technavio report states that the use of smart water management technologies such as Big Data, sensoring and monitoring in real-time can help save more than USD 12 billion revenues for utilities annually.

The Solution

Some of the areas where IoT developments can improve smart water infrastructures are drainage or water supply plans, leakage detection services, network performance optimization and GIS management. The project called iWesla, which stands for Improving Water Efficiency and Safety in Living Areas, is a CPSE Labs funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The consortium is formed by A-CING, Indra, Novelti and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). The wireless sensor networks developed in iWesla are based on Waspmote Sensor Platform. A-CING (Aqua-Consult Ingenieros), a consulting and engineering company specialized in water management projects and ICT-based environmental solutions using wireless communications trusted the Sensor Platform due to its modularity and scalability.

Data Collected
Electricity Meters, Energy Cost Per Unit, Leakage, Network Performance (bits/s), Water Usage
Operational Impact
  • [Product Improvement - Scalability]
    Modularability and scalability
  • [Cost Reduction - Maintenance]
    Reduction of potential damages caused by leakages or open taps
Quantitative Benefit
  • Cut down costs by 50%

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