IWRA Question of the Year 2019 – Is Smart Water Management (SWM) really a smart idea? If so, in what ways? If not, why not? Or, is it smart in some ways and not in others? What could make it smarter (institutions, policy, other)❓

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    Neil Grigg

    Smart water management is a great concept, but it has many facets and must be explained that way. For example, it can make systems more efficient (a good idea), but like other smart technologies, it has implications for privacy (a concern). Also, water systems have many social objectives and the jury is out about whether smart technologies help with those. It is my opinion that smart technologies can help with them, including helping with access and affordability of drinking water.

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