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Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water-wise move for Africa
Water is vital to human existence. We depend on the resource to carry out important economic activities and provide proper sanitation, which are crucial elements to well-being and health. If neglected there will be far-reaching implications for governments, businesses and ultimately societies.
So when a resource is in such short supply, managing and producing it effectively is essential. Digitalization of the existing infrastructure is just one water-wise move for both the public and private sector.
The water industry has been focused on ushering in a new era of water management, with an emphasis on automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more sophisticated data management and analysis software that enables the water end user or plant operator to have valuable, actionable information.
This proactive focus is driving digital transformation for both utilities and industrial plants and enables them to not only detect and react to an issue when it occurs but also predict and prevent issues from occurring. Prioritising the use of intelligent, networked systems will conserve energy, avoid water losses and curb resource consumption. By having a 360-degree view of a water system, solutions can be pre-emptively identified.
To overcome the risk of climate change and global water shortages, the need to deploy major innovations. Imagine using 3D virtual technology to see a realistic representation of an existing water plant and overlaying how automation, drives, pumps, instrumentation and electrical components can best be implemented to ensure positive outcomes. Through the recent acquisition of Bentley Systems, a global leader in software solutions for advancing infrastructure, Siemens is able to create a water plant simulation allowing for predictive maintenance, resource optimization, and energy data management.
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Intelligent Water Management System Won at #DigihackAfrica2018
During the #DigihackAfrica2018 48 hours hackathon- where Siemens engineers alongside IoT and digital industry experts from IBM, IoT.Nxt, Atos and Wits University worked on ideas that had potential to disrupt the IIoT environment in Africa – the team with the decentralized intelligent water management system, won.
The fully automated water accounting and leak detection system is made up of intelligently linked instrumentation from Siemens, flow meters and pressure transmitters linked to a GPRS 3G module that sends signals back to an in-house cloud-based system. Through a mobile app, water technicians and engineers on the field will have real-time monitoring access to the flow of water in any water infrastructure network on a device. The winning team will travel to Siemens HQ to further develop their idea and receive seed capital towards making their idea commercially viable.