# Article: Water – the next frontier for smart network technologies

Open Provisioning, Water

Water – the next frontier for smart network technologies

The electricity smart grid has attracted much publicity as smart meters and subsequently other smart technologies have brought intelligence and automation to the distribution and transmission systems.

Though not so high profile, the water networks are no less significant in need of being ‘smartened’.

Smart water metering is one key technology. While water meter reading requirements are not so stringent as electricity and demand management is not generally a requirement, smart water metering is no less important in securing regular and accurate readings for billing and eliminating the need for physical meter reading.