IBM Corp. has launched a big data program intended to help the Dutch Ministry for Water manage and control Netherlands’ water system.
Digital Delta will work to incorporate and analyze data from precipitation tests, water level and quality, levee sensors, radar, models as well as data from sluices, pumping stations, locks and dams histories, IBM said June 26.
Michael Dixon, general manager of Global Smarter Cities at IBM, said Digital Delta will leverage big data and analytics to help regulate water quality, as well as the impact of floods and drought.
IBM collaborates with Rijkswaterstaat, Water Authority Delfland, Deltares Science Institute and the University of Delft for the program, which builds on IBM’s Intelligent Water software and Smarter Water Resource Management offerings.
The management system will aim to help the Netherlands store and divert water from ground levels, and keep drinking water from contamination.
The program includes a dashboard that will allow water experts to share information with agencies.
IBM, Rijkswaterstaat, Water Authority Delfland, Deltares Science Institute and the University of Delft will jointly implement water management projects and integrate the data therefrom, IBM said.