David Wiberg, head of hydroinformatics at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) says that big data is a matter of “pulling together data from all kinds of disparate sources and making it work for you in the right way.” Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, IWMI’s suite of information products and services includes mapping irrigated areas, recording drought and flood-risk patterns, plus rainwater harvesting calculations and more.

While the digitization of water measurement systems can be used in many management aspects, the special focus is on two applications: flood prediction and pipe breakage prediction.

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