Internet of things (IoT) for Smart Water Management

ETRI Hydroinformatics

Target Audience

Architect and Engineers seeking the design skill of Smart Water Management (SWM) system noticing the innovative aspect of convergence technology, Scientists and Researchers working for SWM with IoT, and the experts willing to join the standardization for SWM with IoT to globalize their technology.


During the 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Jae-Young Ahn, Principal Research Staff in ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Korea, is going to held a short course on IoT for Smart Water Management .

This course is designed to give insights and design principles of smart water management system adopting IoT technology widely, as well as the related standardization and research topic studies. Since it has been still considered as an emerging area to be researched further, 30 minutes of a networking session to promote a further collaboration is designed after the end of 3-hours of short course. It could be used as a seed of Special Interest Group in case of successful consensus developed.

Learning Objectives

General concept and the definition of Smart Water Management (SWM) will be given at the head of the course, to develop a consistent base for all the discussion on the emerging and diverging technologies of it, and the principles of modeling and designing of the high level architectural of it will be brought.

As the fine design of sensors /IoT technology drives the technical innovation of SWM, use cases of it will be examined, and the different approaches to design IoT system in communication sector and SWM will be compared. This will give ideas not only for the design of more-refined IoT system for water management, but also for the cross-industry convergence systems.

Standardization of SWM is important since it helps the handling of the heterogeneity of industrial and information system in a unified way. As-is and to-be of the standardization of IoT, focusing on the related issues and activities with SWM, will be studied to identify the trend and the key issues that should be tackled on the way of SWM.

More research issues related to this are now emerging, such as the application of CPS (Cyber-Physical System), CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection), and more to the water management system with IoT. Issues will be introduced, to help engineers and scientists for further research on the emerging topics on IoT for SWM.

A round table discussion will be organized at the end of the course, to collect feedback from the audience and to promote a networking of the participants for further collaboration of the research on the topics preferred among them.