PANEL 5: TECHNOLOGICAL AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
Transformative technologies are a critical component of the Smart One Water approach. Innovative technologies can help monitor water supply, quality, and use. They can also greatly enhance knowledge sharing and systems thinking, and they can help create water social networks for improved coordination and integration of water management at larger scales. What are the essential priorities for Smart One Water, and how will they be best implemented?
Technological innovations can help level the playing field for water management across different financial, knowledge, and management capabilities. How can the Smart One Water approach help with this effort, engage all stakeholders, and provide safe, affordable, secure water at watershed and regional scales?
How can Smart One Water be maintained and updated over time to appropriately incorporate highly promising disruptive technologies, while also providing unimpeded continuity of integrated, coordinated, water services? How might governance processes and technology implementation and curation services help with this effort?
The panel’s primary objectives were:
To identify some essential technology priorities to move toward the vision of Smart One Water
To recommend notable innovations in technology adoption to support integrated water governance and management.
This panel provided case studies examples, dialogue, and reflection to reveal the value of digital transformation necessary for creating a water-smart society that is sustainable and resilient to threats and challenges in natural, built, and social water environments.
Kansas City Water
MODERATOR AND REPORTER
David Dzombak (Moderator)
Carnegie Mellon University
Ken Thompson (Reporter)