Increasing dependence on groundwater as a reliable source of water in the rural areas has resulted in its indiscriminate extraction without considering the recharging capabilities of the aquifers as well as other environmental factors. As the availability of groundwater is highly inconsistent and exhibits substantial variations across the country, management of groundwater resources in the Indian context is an extremely crucial proposition. In this paper, we are discussing about a sustainable water management system based on Internet of Things (IoT), which automates the water distribution and storage as well as regulation of water wastage. The requirement analysis is performed for Gudipadu Cheruvu, a remote rural village in Andhra Pradesh, India, where frequent water scarcity issues occur. An IoT system designed for sustainable water management is proposed for the Gudipadu Cheruvu village. The results of the proposed design, and its evaluation are described in this paper.
S. Narendran, Pradeep, P., and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, “An Internet of Things (IoT) based Sustainable Water Management”, in 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2017.