Project #4836

Leveraging Other Industries - Big Data Management (Phase I)

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Walter L Graf, Jr.
Intelligent Water Systems
Big Data


This research project examines the current capabilities and state of knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data processing within the water industry and certain non-water sectors. The findings indicate that the water/wastewater industry has not embraced Big Data analytics and IoT as rapidly as other industries. While utilities are collecting significant amounts of data, data quality is an issue that hampers data utilization. There is still a “wait and see” element within the water sector that impacts adoption of these concepts and technologies. Generally, the technology solutions available address only single water industry uses. This leaves the onus on utilities to provide the integration capabilities when multiple applications are implemented. Published by WRF. 122 pages. Online PDF. (2018)

Originally funded as WERF project SENG7R16.