We have seen highly dramatic advancements in technology when it comes to water security and water management, and those advancements also have an effect on humans and ecosystems. Increased technology has improved the security of the nation’s water resources via the use of drones and wireless internet. Smart water meters and pipeline leak detection devices are also great for our home to prevent leaks and unhealthy water from being consumed. Finally, artificial intelligence is becoming very beneficial towards water security as it will allow for digital data to be created and shared which will protect our water supply and lead to more efficient management.
- 20th century technologies have brought us the smart water meter and pipeline leak detection.
- Computerization has its benefits, but has also made the water system vulnerable to hacking and terrorism.
- Artificial intelligence has been applied to digital data sharing and to water sampling and analysis.
“Beyond smart technology, research and technology advances in the 21st century have led us to the era of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence with important applications in water security and management.”