A study on Smart Water Grid through IT Convergence

IT 융합을 통한 스마트 워터그리드 추진방안에 대한 연구

  • Kim, Dong-Hwan (Research Center for Water Policy and Economy, K-water Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Kyung-Hye (School of Management, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Min, Kyung-Jin (Research Center for Water Policy and Economy, K-water Research Institute)
  • 김동환 (K-water연구원 정책경제연구소) ;
  • 박경혜 (충남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 민경진 (K-water연구원 정책경제연구소)
  • Received : 2013.06.20
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28


Due to global population growth and urbanization, water problems are expected to increase in severity. In response to this expectation, Smart Water Management that refers to implement intelligent water information systems by IT convergence is considered a new paradigm. In this paper, we try to study the Smart Water policy, especially Smart Water Grid, and technology development trends in major countries. On the basis of results from the comparative analysis with Smart Grid in power sector, we evaluate political. legal, economic and technological feasibility related with the Smart Water Grid. In the conclusion, we suggest some strategic recommendations for the promotion of the Smart Water Grid.


IT convergence;smart water grid;smart grid;water resources management;water and wastewater management


Supported by : 국토교통부