What are the benefits of IoT in water resources management?
Benefits in Industrial Processes
Smart Water and its many benefits have acquired great importance in various economic activities in recent years. One of them is aquaculture, where thanks to IoT it is possible to increase water quality, improve productivity and reduce fish mortality. The multiple sensors connected to the Cloud facilitate the control of essential parameters such as pH and dissolved oxygen levels, and simplify monitoring as it can be done in real time.
In the manufacturing and energy industries, the adequate analysis, measurement and monitoring of the data obtained from water through IoT sensors is especially relevant. They also allow the reduction of water consumption and avoid waste, thus reducing maintenance and energy costs.
With the increase of the population and the conglomeration in urban centers, the increase of risks of accidents that harm the community such as fires or floods is inevitable. However, most emergency solutions still require the intervention of people, be it someone who turns off an outlet, calling the police or the fire department. Devices such as smoke detectors or sprinklers are effective, but only start working when a problem occurs. IoT sensors, on the other hand, go one step further and do not expect an accident to just act, but are responsible for preventing and minimizing damage.
With the application of Smart Water, it is possible to monitor the temperature, pressure, and status of water systems in real time and from any location. With this information, one can notify the rest of people in cases of problems that may arise as water or chemical leaks. With the ability to open and close water valves automatically, floods can be avoided within any type of construction quickly.