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Digitalized Water for Smart Cities

​Title

Digitalized Water for Smart Cities - How Can Telecommunication Networks Be Used for Environmental Resilience? 

Abstract

Water is a prerequisite for life. Water can also be a problem through heavy rain causing floods and destruction. In this paper we will describe two ongoing projects where Ericsson is participating to develop digitalized water-related monitoring solutions. One project relates to real-time rain detection through telecommunication microwave networks and the second project is the development of an IoT-based real-time water quality monitoring solution for smart cities. We will also elaborate on the opportunities and positive impact, as well as challenges and needs for the full integration of such solutions in cities.

Keywords

Internet of things, microwave, rainfall monitoring, smart cities, telecommunications, water quality monitoring

Author

Dan​iel Paska
(Ericsson AB, Sweden)

​Daniel Paska, Technology for Good Program Director, is working within the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Department on group level at Ericsson. He has worked with sustainability and corporate responsibility issues since 2004 and has an extensive experience from various industries, such as consulting, asset management, public sector and telecommunications. At Ericsson, Daniel is driving various initiatives and projects with focus on accelerating regional initiatives, innovation through Public-Private partnerships and programs to impact the SDG’s through commercial opportunities. He has coordinated, and lead projects and initiatives related to water quality and rainfall monitoring solutions, logistics cold chain offerings and public-private initiatives with international organizations. Further on, Daniel is involved in several Ericsson internal sustainability related initiatives within product and offerings development, standardization and policy and positions development. Before joining Ericsson, Daniel worked as an SRI analyst at one of Sweden’s largest asset managers. He has a master’s in chemical engineering and a bachelor’s in business law from Lund University, Sweden.

Ericsson was founded over 140 years ago in Sweden and is one of the leading vendors of Information and Communication Technology to service providers. Sustainability is an integrated part of Ericsson’s business, with the intention to be a responsible and relevant driver of positive change in society.