We are committed to more digitization in infrastructure systems.
With the growing world population, water is becoming increasingly scarce as a natural resource, and this is compounded by climate changes with accompanying drought. In its August 2020 report on "Drought in Germany - Questions and Answers," the Federal Environment Agency states that "further successive dry summers with additional low precipitation in winter would in any case have a negative impact on water availability." Water suppliers must adapt to this and it is crucial to manage drinking water supplies more effectively, he said. This will only be possible with digitalization. There is talk of Water 4.0, using cutting-edge information and communications technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT) in combination with cloud platforms to optimize economic operations with simultaneous sustainability potential.
Increasing urbanization and climatic changes are creating pressure on the availability of our natural resource, water. Future opportunities are only offered by digitized wastewater systems that exchange data throughout the entire plant and sewer cycle so that operating processes can be optimized.The road to Wastewater 4.0 is inevitable. Our wastewater must be processed safely, but at the same time, operators often have few financial resources at their disposal. The challenge is to ensure safe drinking water in large quantities for cities, and in rural areas it must be possible to finance investments even with low population density. audako can help realize efficient and sustainable modernization of infrastructure systems in wastewater management.
The German federal government passed the Act on the Digitization of the Energy Transition (GDEW) a few years ago as part of the energy transition and laid the foundation for digitization of the energy sector. There is increasing talk of "virtual power plants" in connection with the Energy 4.0 debate. In our view, it is not enough to achieve the energy transition quickly and efficiently by expanding renewable energies alone. We therefore welcome the Act on the Digitization of the Energy Transition (GDEW), because digitization is the only driving force for a successful energy transition. The potential it offers is huge for the energy industry. The path to the digital enterprise can bring flexible new business models or further innovations to the market.
We want to go to mobility 4.0! No more annoying traffic jams or searching for parking spaces in a crowded city center. New technical possibilities for predictive traffic control for road, ship and rail traffic are already a reality and are sometimes referred to as "smart traffic", which is part of the digital innovations in the age of the "smart city". There seems to be no lack of creativity in the applications, yet the basic problem is of a real nature. Urbanization, air pollution from ever more traffic, and resource scarcity demand solutions. Mobility 4.0 points the way toward data-based networking and digitization of transport, or the entire range of transport infrastructure. This includes, in particular, the optimization of traffic and the integration of monitoring systems.
"We do our work very effectively with audako, as we have a clear and up-to-date view of all operating data and can thus react immediately in the event of deviations - e.g. due to pipe bursts."
Hirzenhain Water Supply: Kai Mathes, Head of Networks, Water, Sewage
"With the audako software from narz systems, we always have up-to-date data to make quick decisions to ensure smooth operation. In addition, the level measurement is much clearer, and the software is faster and more modern than the old one."
City of Schotten: Mr. Schneider, Operations Manager of the Water Supply