Intelligent, sustainable water management thanks to the IOT


Water is life! Humans need it to live and to develop the many activities that are essential to their survival (from agriculture to the food and pharmaceutical industries).

Meeting the major water management challenges of the future, an issue at the heart of the debates on the energy transition. Water stress, heatwaves, pollution and intense rainfall – the climatic changes that are shaking the planet are prompting water professionals to press ahead with the modernisation of their working tools. Tightening environmental regulations, the safety of people and property, and the need for economic performance are also driving local authorities to follow this trend.

To support them, digital solutions have emerged over the last ten years, based in particular on data from connected objects and on new information processing capabilities. These innovations are transforming water and wastewater management for the long term.

From the source of the water to its return to the natural environment, real-time monitoring, analysis and control tools now enable water operators to manage their infrastructures centrally, by gathering thousands of pieces of data, while taking advantage of technological advances in IOT.

The Eweave example

Based on an innovative technology, Eweave has been marketing a smart textile solution since 2022, designed to check the watertightness of hydraulic structures, buildings, bridges, water networks, roofs, etc.

Comprising 3 inseparable elements: linear sensor, signal processing unit and control interface (hosted in the cloud), the Eweave solutions is used to detect, locate and limit leaks in water networks. This innovation represents undeniable potential savings on unbilled, yet treated, waste water.

To remember

  • Thanks to the physical characteristics of the linear sensor, the Eweave system is flexible, light, robust and easy to use. It can be installed on any type of structure over a distance of up to 1 kilometre
  • The MyEweave control interface, available in the Cloud, enables real-time system monitoring 24/7
  • The system detects the smallest volume of water. Just a few drops are enough to trigger the alarm. Once dry, the linear sensor can be put back into service
  • Maximum autonomy of the system without recharging: 5 years with information feedback every 5 minutes and/or 300 alarms triggered