Multi-Agent Based Water Distribution and Underground Pipe Health Monitoring System Using IoT

  • Lakshmi Kanthan Narayanan
  • Suresh SankaranarayananEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


Water has become an essential resource to be preserved globally. The need for monitoring the distribution of water with good quality and also meeting the consumer demand is highly essential. This is highly possible by means of Internet of Things (IoT) with edge/fog computing and cloud. Now there is need for intelligence in IoT for monitoring the health of the pipe periodically for proper water distribution thereby meeting the consumer demand. These needs to be automated with minimal human intervention So accordingly, we here propose an multiagent based Smart Water Distribution System employing IoT technologies integrated with Fog for underground pipe health monitoring system. The agent at the aggregator would monitor the underground pipeline health and report to the nodal agent at the Edge. The nodal agent at the edge/fog performs the analytics of the pipe health based on the real-time values and also it predicts the future impact on the health of the pipe using rule-based system on the basis of fluid mechanics. In addition, the agents in cloud is responsible for demand forecasting and pricing calculation for the water consumed. The inter communication between the agents, consumers and SCADA engineers will happen through inter-agent communication mechanism.


IoT SWDS Multi-agents SCADA Inter-agent communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lakshmi Kanthan Narayanan
    • 1
  • Suresh Sankaranarayanan
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSRM Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologySRM Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia

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