The World Economic Forum and Wipro, a Founding Partner of the Forum’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, are together launching their work on IoT Implementation Models, with the goal of elevating thought leadership on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The implementation guides are frameworks backed by learnings from hundreds of IoT programs that Wipro has been involved in. These guides lay out deployment details for users to adopt and are aimed at decision-makers and strategy officers in government, utilities and companies that are looking to transform and evolve their business model to encompass sustainability initiatives.
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Smart grid: An IoT perspective for successful and sustainable business outcomes
While the world’s need for a reliable energy supply is only growing, the latest report on climate change from the UN outlines the consequences of global warming: extreme weather and displacement of millions of people, without action. The International Energy Smart Grid report outlines the critical need for grids to be based on renewable and sustainable distributed energy resources. However, integrating them is very challenging. This report analyzes industry trends, summarizes latest work, and outlines areas for future research and investment to create a grid of the future where all of the energy comes from distributed renewable energy resources and demand-response is managed with zero energy wastage.
Access the smart grid guide here.
Smart water networks: A perspective on sustainable IoT deployments for water utilities
Water is a precious resource that is increasingly under strain owing to the unfavorable effects of climate change. Water shortage, loss of potable water in pipelines, and non-revenue water is a pressing concern for governments and utilities in developed as well as developing countries. Utilities are under pressure to create sustainable business models that allow them to address both the demand versus supply challenge and reduce carbon footprint in their daily operations. Smart water networks that include IoT and advanced information and communication technologies offer governments and utilities an avenue to improve operational efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions, while also providing them with the ability to identify and study unusual water consumption patterns, reduce non-revenue water, and regulate water supply through near real-time data ingestion and analytics. This report discusses stakeholders, challenges, and barriers to adoption for a typical sustainable smart water network deployment for private and public utilities. The ultimate goal of this report is to help governments around the world mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on water supply using smart IoT technologies and conserve an essential natural resource for the generations to come.
Access the smart water networks guide here.