New monitoring technologies help companies to ensure the integrity of their vast water supply networks.

1) Sustainability problem: Water

  • A large amount of water is lost in distribution networks.

2) Summary:

  • It is estimated that 45 million cubic meters are lost every day in distribution networks in developing countries. Leaks are expensive and increase pressure on limited water resources.
  • SebaKMT developed smart sensors for water supply networks to pinpoint leaks much more quickly.
  • SebaKMT smart systems include wireless pressure and acoustic sensors that are connected to centralized cloud-based monitoring systems.

3) Stakeholders:

  • National and local government
  • Water resource managers
  • Water utilities

4) Deployment:

  • Perform a pilot study to prove efficiency of technology in saving water
  • Identify governments that support, and utilities that are interested in implementing the technology
  • Do a study of each location to determine best implementation strategy

Technology: SebaKMT

Article: The Guardian

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One thought on “New monitoring technologies help companies to ensure the integrity of their vast water supply networks.

  1. SebaKMT sensor sounds like a simple and efficient tool for detecting water leaks and loss. Did the literature also talk about how this might be used to retrofit existing water mains?

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