Water‑M : Unified Intelligent WATER Management

Water‑M is an ITEA3 European pro­ject with 21 part­ners from Finland, France, Romania and Turkey. The goal of Water‑M pro­ject is to deve­lop an archi­tec­ture for intel­li­gent mana­ge­ment of water dis­tri­bu­tion. The pro­ject takes into account the cur­rent and pros­pec­tive needs of all types of actors : mana­gers, dele­gates, admi­nis­tra­tors, legis­la­tors, user com­mu­ni­ties, and consu­mers in the resi­den­tial, indus­try and the Tertiary sec­tor.

Only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh water. In recent decades, the human popu­la­tion has increa­sed by a fac­tor of 3, but at the same time water demand has increa­sed by a fac­tor of 6. Water is a finite resource that should be care­ful­ly mana­ged. However, more than 50% of the world’s popu­la­tion lives in areas with a water sus­tai­na­bi­li­ty pro­blem. In this regard, water indus­tries are using SCADA tech­no­lo­gies to sup­port their busi­ness pro­cesses, but this is clear­ly not enough. To solve the water sus­tai­na­bi­li­ty pro­blem, which is com­poun­ded by the water pro­cess com­plexi­ty, a major uphea­val of the water indus­try is nee­ded with the intro­duc­tion of novel concepts, such as GIS inte­gra­tion, qua­li­ty mana­ge­ment pro­grams or real‐​time data mana­ge­ment. In this context, ICT tech­no­lo­gies are nee­ded to drive these chal­lenges. The scope of the Water‑M pro­ject enables the crea­tion of new pro­ducts and ser­vices to build a uni­fied water busi­ness model that will bene­fit European Union water sta­ke­hol­ders. The Water‑M pro­ject com­bines real‐​time moni­to­ring and ope­ra­tio­nal control, service‐​oriented approaches and event dri­ven mecha­nisms in the water mana­ge­ment domain.

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