The prospects of smart water management are now getting a boost from the advancing capabilities of AI applications.
FREMONT, CA: The water consumption patterns are now changing owing to widespread urbanization and population explosion. According to a report, the growth in demand for freshwater has been two times that of the rate of population growth. Thus, it is high time to take all the adequate measures to evade the impending water crisis across the globe. Today, various aspects of the society are changing due to the advancements in technologies. The issues concerning the water crisis can also be addressed by applying ap artificial intelligence to water management systems.
While water flows through the pipe networks, there exist massive potentials of accumulating and processing data simultaneously. Several modern water utility facilities are adopting AI-based analytical systems and are pairing them up with IoT sensors. Such a combination of technologies can aid the tracking, estimation, and response to water demand with the highest degrees of sustainably and efficiency. Smart water management systems have AI at their core. The system’s AI capability enables it to analyze everything that is taking place in the system. At the same time, machine learning (ML) elements allow the systems to improve upon various aspects of water management continually.
AI is now becoming an indispensable weapon in the struggle against water wastage. A report mentions that the US alone wastes 7 billion gallons of drinking water each day. Such levels of wastage can be reduced by deploying AI and analyzing water flows in real-time to transmit alerts to concerned authorities in case of a leakage or damage to water-carrying infrastructure. Such a system reduces water wastage while also saving operational costs.
Utility firms realize that the potential of AI in addressing water-related concerns is significant. The gradual addition of AI capabilities is thus empowering water utilities to achieve smart water management.