Case Study: Building Water Solutions for Thirsty Billions


Over two billion people in the world still lack access to clean and safe drinking water in their home, Libelium aims to solve this through IoT.

Name of Organization: Libelium

Industry: Internet of Things

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

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Opportunity or Challenge Encountered: Over two billion people in the world still lack access to clean and safe drinking water in their home. With water demand expected to rise by a third in the next 30 years, due to population growth and climate change, new solutions need to be developed for the billions of people that are still left out.

Meeting the Challenge: Libelium sees the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a potential solution for the current water crisis. In its Smart Water IoT Solution Quick Report, the company summarizes the benefits and advantages of water management companies utilizing IoT. Libelium’s Smart Water quality control platform includes performance sensors that can be deployed in various water saving initiatives, like water monitoring, fish farm management, chemical leakage detection, swimming pool and spa measurements, and seawater pollution monitoring.

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Benefits From The Initiative: The deployment of IoT devices into these areas will lead to a 10 percent reduction in water consumption per person and a 20 percent reduction in waste. For organizations, this means lower maintenance, repairs and energy costs, better coordination strategies, and ability to manage consumption and predict failures.

David Curry

About David Curry

David is a technology writer with several years experience covering all aspects of IoT, from technology to networks to security.

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