Qualcomm, CH2M Hill and the city of Cincinnati are collaborating on sustainability projects that use machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular technologies to help water utilities improve water quality, receive reliable information and manage water resources in the city.
Cincinnati, facing several water challenges including aging infrastructure, combined sewer overflows, and declining water usage, awarded CH2M HILL a contract to design and implement an integrated water connectivity system for sustainable water resource management. It’s intended to help the city collect actionable information from its water system in a timely manner to improve water quality and facilitate the management of its water resources.
CH2M Hill and Qualcomm showcased the Integrated Water Connectivity Solution, which is currently under development, at the SmartAmerica Expo this week.
M2M technologies could help reduce global GHG emissions by 9.1 billion metric tons by 2020, equivalent to 18.6 percent of global GHG emissions in 2011, according to a February 2013 report by AT&T and the Carbon War Room.