An IoTs enabled Framework for Urban water system.

Wenyan Wu, Yang Fu

Thursday 2 july 2015

14:05 - 14:20h at North America (level 0)

Themes: (T) Special session, (ST) FP7 ICT and water

Parallel session: 12I. Special session: FP7 ICT and water

The Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are widely and increasingly applied into the pipeline network. However, the WSNs are relatively small and they are vertically closed networks, it is not sufficient to collect data across other systems which could also influent the urban water systems such as behavioural, social and economic etc. Considering water leakage management, a leakage accident could be caused by aging, high pressure, incorrect construction or human factors etc. The current leakage model is based on limited, fragment data with physical infrastructure, geographic information and engineering aspects. Moreover, the cooperative operation across urban water systems is still a problem for integrated management. An open platform using IoTs(Internet of Things) provides opportunities to integrate other systems horizontally for the information exchange between various actors. Current WSNs cannot achieve the multi-agent information sharing and facing difficulties of integration. The advanced ICT, smart meter and environment drive to extend the systems to IoTs. This paper reviewed and evaluated the current WSN’s strengths and weakness of the urban water system. The IoTs enabled framework is going to investigate and present. The framework is expressed by three layers with physical layer, network layer and application layer to offer an opening network for management and the solutions of analysing data and decision support system. The IoT enabled framework can be used for urban water system management, for example, optimal pump operation, leakage control, water demand forecast, and sewerage pipeline network and water resource management. The IoT application framework will connect various heterogeneous data from smart devices, embedded system, smart sensor networks, customers and community across urban water system. Combined with effective data analyses and decision support, the IoT framework provides intelligence, dynamic and interoperability to improve efficiency and services of urban water system.