IoT-Based Smart Water Network Management: Challenges and Future Trend

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In recent years, internet of things (IoT)-based technology has been deployed to different areas of water supply system. This is in line with the Smart Water Network Management (SWNM) initiative, that aims to propose a methodology to improve operational performance and monitoring of water supply systems. In the smart water network management applications, IoT-based technology is facing quite a few challenges. In this paper, we present IoT's applications for monitoring the water supply network with emphasis on its application to water quality and leakage monitoring. In these applications, the technical challenges of IoT-based technology are also discussed. Finally, future research directions in this domain are also highlighted, which may be useful for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2019
Subtitle of host publicationPowering Africa's Sustainable Energy for All Agenda: The Role of ICT and Engineering, AFRICON 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132891
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
Event2019 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2019 - Accra, Ghana
Duration: 25 Sept 201927 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


Conference2019 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2019


  • Leak monitoring
  • internet of things
  • sensor coverage
  • smart water network management
  • water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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