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Smart Systems for Planetary Water Management


Sharon L. Nunes, Ph.D., Vice President, Big Green Innovations, Systems and Technology Group, IBM

As global water supplies become increasingly stressed due to climate change and population growth, how can information technology play a role in helping to sustain them?

At IBM, we propose that water systems—both man-made and natural—need to be better managed. If we are going to "manage" the water systems, then we need to monitor and measure what is happening and report time-relevant information to those who are making decisions about water systems.

This presentation will provide an overview of the transformation of water markets that could occur over the next few years, highlighting some of the leading projects that have begun to implement IT as part of that transformation.

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