The Smarter Water solution will be the first to be implemented by both partners. Currently being installed in Lyon (France) and Tidworth (England), where Veolia manages water distribution and sanitation, it consolidates a multitude of data related to the management of water to generate a detailed analysis allowing the optimization of the flows.
Thus, with a better management of water resources, reduced waste and reinforced cost controls, these innovating solutions will improve the functioning of cities and make life easier and more enjoyable for their inhabitants.
CEO of Veolia
“Cities generate enormous amounts of data that must be constantly managed. As one of the world’s leading operators of urban infrastructure, Veolia supplies millions of people with water, energy and waste management services every day. By combining our deep expertise with IBM’s data-driven insight, Veolia is creating a paradigm shift in urban management which in turn will help cities improve efficiency and deliver better services to citizens” said Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia.
General Manager, IBM Smarter Cities, added,
“By combining Veolia’s subject matter expertise in utilities management with IBM’s data-driven approach to Smarter Cities, the two companies are bringing together some of the most advanced solutions in the market and making them readily available to cities.”
Energy and waste management services and digital solutions are expected for 2015.