IWRA calls for smart water management case studies

As part of its joint project with K-water on smart water management (SWM), the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is looking for experts in SWM from all corners of the world to pinpoint and promote case studies that highlight SWM’s benefits for sustainable development.

With data rapidly becoming an integral part of daily life, SWM is predicted to be at the very centre of any modern integrated water resource management strategy. To this end, IWRA is seeking a range of SWM projects that use information and communication technology (ICT) in order to create innovative solutions for water management challenges that include drought, flood, water quality, and wastewater treatment, among many others.

Selected SWM projects will be developed into case studies, and will be presented in the 2018 Smart Water Management Report, and will also have a part in a cross-case analysis that will be able to offer greater insights into the impacts SWM projects have in realising sustainable development goals, as well as identify key lessons, challenges, and opportunities that SWM projects in the future.

On top of appearing in the report, the selected case studies will also be presented at the 8th World Water Forum that will take place in Brasilia, Brazil, from the 18th to the 23rd of March 2018, and discussed at the XVII World Water Congress to be held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2018.


Source: International Water Resources Association