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The management of water consumption is hindered by low general awareness and absence of precise historical and contextual information. Effective and efficiency management of water resources requires a holistic approach considering all the stages of water usage. A decision support tool for water management services requires access to a number of different data domains and different data providers. The design of next-generation water information management systems poses significant technical challenges in terms of information management, integration of heterogeneous data, and real-time processing of dynamic data. Linked Data is a set of web technologies that enables integration of different data sources. This work investigates the usage of Linked Data technologies in the Water Management domain, describes the fundamental concepts of the approach, details an architecture, and discusses possible water management applications.


Session R03, Interoperability and Data Stores



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