Water. It's the fundamental building block of life. Not only does it make up most of the human form—up to 60 percent of an adult human body—it also covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Every living organism on our planet depends on water for life. But even though it's the most plentiful resource on Earth, only a tiny amount—less than 1 percent—is usable.
Blockchain Water Platform is a comprehensive integrated real time water management platform. Blockchain Water Platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically Machine Learning, to model and assess the risk condition of drinking water distribution mains, sewer and stormwater collection systems. The platform has four distinct modules (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and groundwater) to effectively plan and manage different water systems within a watershed.
Design, Model, and Manage Drinking Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Systems
IOT Integration and Real Time Modeling
Full GIS Support
Water Quality Modeling
AI/Machine Learning Driven Asset Management
Data Analytics/Decision Support
Open Source Engine
A watershed is the land area that water flows on its way to a stream or lake or ocean. Watersheds are extremely complex and dynamic entities which are constantly undergoing change. All parts of a watershed are interconnected and any changes in watershed affects water quality and water quantity.
Each watershed has unique code called Hydrologic Unit Code. HUC is hierarchical system of watershed boundary developed by USGS. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of United Nations has created watershed boundary for the entire world. Majority of the countris also took initiative to accurately map its basins using most upto date topographic information. For example, in the United States, the smallest boundary, HUC 12, is approximately 40 square miles and entire country's area is subdivided into approximately 90,000 HUC 12 units.
There are several stakeholders within the watershed with competing interest for this limited resource. By using Blockchain, we can bring all the stakeholders in to single framework. This increases trust and immutable distributed database model. With the recent development in blockchain technology, every stakeholder in the watershed can update and maintain one real time watershed model.
Ethereum blockchain is used to securely store location of the final calibrated models. Final calibrated models are encrypted and stored in the respective USGS Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 12 watershed folder using Inter Planetory File Protocol (IPFS).
The location of these models (hash) are then published on the Ethereum blockchain using smart contract. By doing so, each stakholder in the watershed have continue access to real time model (as long as they have permission to access this location). Each update to this final models are securly tracked and published by Blockchain Water Team.