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

Events

News & Information

A set of measures for a sustainable water industry

GWP Board of Directors’ member Richard J. Vestner looks at four cross-industry trends and explains how they can work in unison to meet global challenges in the water sector.

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Sustainable water supply for livable cities

“Smart Water for Resilient Cities” – under this umbrella theme, the BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues event series will continue on February 25th, 2021.

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INVITATION | BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues

The time has come to rethink innovative water management! Register now to secure your spot at the first virtual BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues on February 25th, 2021.

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Project ATLANTIS Brochure

In the framework of the ATLANTIS project this brochure describes and visualizes how wastewater treatment plants can be converted into water, nutrient and energy suppliers.

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