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Title: Water management technologies using Industry 4.0 tools

Authors: Medoh Chuks; Arnesh Telukdarie

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, and the Built Environment, The University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 0096, South Africa ' Faculty of Engineering, and the Built Environment, The University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 0096, South Africa

Abstract: The fourth industrial revolution facilitates the realisation of integrated ICT technologies as tools for water management. The key challenge is the design of the multilayer network, including enterprise (and in some cases inter-enterprise), operational level (known as the manufacturing execution systems), and the sensor network (known as the control network). The secondary considerations are the testing and integration of a variety of technologies into this network. This paper proposes a global best practice, a hierarchical network of systems for data optimisation and total digitalisation of the water sector. This provides for technology integration by testing and integrating three control network systems integrated into the multilayer network. The system impacts, data impacts, and overall business automation as a result of the integration of automated data are illustrated as results. The digital impacts of the technologies are modelled and illustrated as outputs.

Keywords: digital; fourth industrial revolution; water resources planning; water management; optimisation; water; smart planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2021.126830

International Journal of Water, 2021 Vol.14 No.4, pp.272 - 294

Received: 25 Sep 2021
Accepted: 27 Mar 2022

Published online: 08 Nov 2022 *

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