Nowadays, a city must be more than infrastructure, operations and people. It also needs to have a network of centralized systems to monitor urban services where information technologies grow in a sustainable way.
It is estimated that by 2050, urban population will reach 6,300 million. Cities are responsible for consuming 75% of worldwide energy and 80% of greenhouse emissions. Moreover, the impact of traffic congestion in developed countries have reached losses between 1% and 3% of GDP.
Given this reality, the development of effective economic options to meet social needs is essential. Hence the urge for instrumenting intelligent solutions to sustain urban development.
Smart water management can be used as an example of these solutions. In case of a flooding, the system’s database and stored in a command and control center grants the availability of hydraulic data. This information can help predicting the exact place where floods (and the conditions that favor this type of disaster) may occur.
An intelligent operations center must be capable of defining strategies and straight responses to such events, so that the economic resources and physical efforts are executed efficiently to translate results into lower economic losses and no human losses.