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Focus Group on Smart Water Management

FG-SWM

​Economic growth, climate change and rising populations are all affecting the availability of water resources. According to UN estimates, 85 per cent of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet; 783 million people do not have access to clean water; almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation; and 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of water-related disasters and diseases.

ICTs can play a special role in this respect through a number of technologies that help in a better distribution, management, and allocation of water.  Currently the role that ICTs play to help in measuring, monitoring, and distribution of water as a result of environmental issues has not been fully identified and compiled.

The Focus Group on Smart Water Management (FG-SWM) was established by the ITU-T TSAG meeting in Geneva, 4-7 June 2013.
 
The FG-SWM is expected to carry out the following specific tasks:

Parent group: ITU-T Study Group 5.

FG-SWM Terms of Reference

Draft Report on The Role of ICT in Water Resource Management

Management and Contacts

Chairman:
Ramy Ahmed Fathy, NTRA, Egypt

Vice-Chairmen:

TSB Secretariat
Venkatesen Mauree