An IoT Architecture for Water Resource Management in Agroindustrial Environments: A Case Study in Almería (Spain)†
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Author/sMuñoz, Manuel; Gil Vergel, Juan Diego; Roca Sobrino, Lidia; Rodríguez Díaz, Francisco; Berenguel Soria, Manuel
The current agricultural water panorama in many Mediterranean countries is composed by desalination facilities, wells (frequently overexploited), the water public utility network, and several consumer agents with different water needs. This distributed water network requires centralized management methods for its proper use, which are difficult to implement as the different agents are usually geographically separated. In this sense, the use of enabling technologies such as the Internet of Things can be essential to the proper operation of these agroindustrial systems. In this paper, an Internet of Things cloud architecture based on the FIWARE standard is proposed for interconnecting the several agents that make up the agroindustrial system. In addition, this architecture includes an efficient management method based on a model predictive control technique, which is aimed at minimizing operating costs. A case study inspired by three real facilities located in Almería (southeast of Spain...
model predictive control
smart water management