To ensure long-term healthy ecosystems and human and animal health, improving wastewater quality is increasingly important: Newly discovered pollutants, micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals, and increasing waste from hygiene products and chemicals from domestic use are increasing the demands on water treatments. The aging of wastewater systems and their increased use due to increasing urbanization poses another burden.
Smart wastewater networks offer the opportunity to address these challenges holistically: With the help of sensors, potential leaks and pipe bursts can be detected at an early stage, as well as information about the quality and pollution of the wastewater can be obtained. Preventive maintenance measures can be taken on the basis of data models. Wastewater treatment can also be made more efficient, sustainable and cost-effective through intelligent sensor technology and data models.
In order to create globally sustainable structures, the member states of the United Nations have set themselves 17 goals by 2030, which are set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.