IBM tech to monitor water supply in Bangalore

Written by fe Bureau | Bangalore | Updated: Feb 21 2014, 05:54am hrs
IBMs big data and predictive analytics technology will be utilised by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to create systems for monitoring and managing increasingly complex water distribution systems, which supplies water to nearly 800 sq kms in the city.

Bangalores population grew from 5.4 million in 2000 to over 10 million today, putting a tremendous strain on the citys water supply and distribution systems. The main sources of water (Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers) are not sufficient enough to meet the water demand in the city to a permissible per capita norms. This leads to a big challenge in equitable distribution of available water.

IBM, working along with BWSSB, has created an operational dashboard, based on the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), which serves as a command center for monitoring, administering and managing the citys water supply networks, according to a company release.