Water 4.0

Water 4.0 focusses on digitalisation and automation as the core points of a strategy for a water management which is at the same time resource efficient, flexible and competitive.

In analogy with the initiative of Industry 4.0, Water 4.0 refers to core characteristics and terms of this industrial revolution like networking of machines, processes, storage systems and materials, smart factory or the internet of things, connecting these in order to achieve systemic water management.

Putting Water 4.0 into practice, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are the drivers of the optimal networking of vitual and real water systems: planning, construction and operation are imbued by software. This entails an intelligent networking of water consumers (agriculture, industry and households) and components for a future-compliant water infrastructure with the environment and the water cycle, following a holistic approach along the value chain. Furthermore Water 4.0 provides transparency for water users covering current needs and providing opportunities for future-compliant, creative jobs in water management.

GWP and the “Digital Twin” Project at the TU Berlin

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Utility platform: new website now online

The utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal companies worldwide is now also expanding its online presence. On the brand new website of the model project, you will regularly find news from the four partnerships of the pilot phase.

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New at GWP: Evonik

Sustainable and economical solutions for the optimal use and reuse of water resources – that is the vision of Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals company and manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid for various applications and target markets. In our interview with Stephan Neumayer, responsible for global business development of environmental technologies in the Active Oxygens Business Line at Evonik, he explains what drives the company and what potential he sees by joining GWP.

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UN World Water Day 2021: Valuing water

On 22nd March the United Nations call for the annual World Water Day. Under the motto “Valuing water”, the aim is to draw attention to the vital importance of water for people and how this resource can be protected.

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World Water Day 2021: Valuing water

The United Nations is calling for World Water Day. Under the motto “Valuing water” attention is being drawn worldwide to the vital importance of water for people and discussions are taking place on how this resource can be better protected. GWP and its international partners are participating with an online campaign.

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