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Technologies Enabling Smart Water Grid

Technologies Enabling Smart Water Grid

Water shortage caused by the intensification of the impacts of climate change, population growth, and accelerated urbanization require immediate action on development of technologies for effective management of water supply and consumption. In addition, aging water infrastructure leads to water loss and increase in non-revenue water. Smart water grid technologies are a promising solution for resolving a growing number of critical global water challenges. The adoption of technologies such as sensors, data analytics, and smart meters in water distribution networks will allow to control water losses and its inefficient use, thus ensuring financial savings. The study focuses on the advantages of adopting smart water grid technologies, integration of information and communication technologies and meters, devices and processes. The study also provides information about latest achievements in the development of water monitoring and control, leakage detection and prevention technologies, as well as smart water metering integrated with ICT.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Smart Water Grid - Current Trends Review
    • Future Needs Toward Reducing Water Scarcity and Ensuring Safe Drinking Water Supply
    • Key Drivers in Favour of Smart Water Grid Deployment
    • Key Challenges in Smart Water Grid Deployment
  • Technology Overview for Smart Water Grid
    • Incorporation of ICT in Water Network Allows Widespread Adoption of Smart Water Technologies
    • Agriculture With Irrigation is the Biggest Water User at the Global Scale
    • Sustainable Water Management Technologies Segmentation
    • Smart Water Grid - Segmentation by Application Sector
    • Smart Water Grid - Segmentation by Purpose
    • Smart Water Grid - Segmentation by Product Type
  • Market and Research Trends for Smart Water Grid
    • Global Market for Smart Water Grid is Projected to Progress at a Promising Pace
    • North America is the Global Leader in the Implementation of Smart Water Grid
    • Current Funding Initiatives Are Focused on Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment
  • IP Landscape Analysis of Smart Water Grid Technologies (2015-2017)
    • Patent Activities Are Focused on Smart Water Devices Incorporated with ICT
    • Patents Published Regionally Do Not Indicate the Stability in Terms of Growth
  • Noteworthy Technology and Product Developments in Smart Water Grid
    • Innovators Are Aiming to Improve the Water Productivity Through Advanced Management Techniques
    • Stakeholders Focused on Smart Water Metering Technologies
    • Product Developers in Water Quality Monitoring and Leakage Detection
  • Technology Analysis of Smart Water Grid
    • Performance Comparison of Leak Detection and Location Methods
    • Performance Comparison of Water Quality Monitoring Technologies
    • Performance Comparison of Water Flow Metering Technologies
    • Performance Comparison of Connectivity Technologies
    • Technology Road Map for Smart Water Grid
  • Growth Opportunities for Smart Water Grid
    • Smart Infrastructure Key Mega Trends with High Impact
    • Growth Opportunity - Integration and Convergence of ICT Solutions and Business Processes
    • Strategic Imperatives: Critical Success Factors
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents for Water Flow Monitoring and Leak Detection
    • Key Patents for Water Quality Monitoring and Control
  • Key Industry Influencers

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