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Wen-Hsin Wang

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Intelligent water management (IWM) has been used to study the supply and demand of tap water in Taiwan. This research aims to enhance existing and future water utility management. Leveraging the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology that connects sensors to a distributive infrastructure, the system detects leaks, assesses quality, monitors discharge, and manages assets of water utility. In this paper, we propose a prototype of urban intelligent water system by installing an intelligent water meter. Three steps are undertaken to demonstrate the IWM: 1) choose the way of data transmission; 2) establish communication equipment and generate cloud database; and 3) apply big data analyses and value-added applications. By intelligently managing the water supply system, it generates benefits of saving water, saving energy and optimizing water resources dispatching.