Blockchain Technology Sustainability: Jennifer Loudon on Intelligent Water Systems and Industry Transformation
Jennifer is an environmental scientist with 20 years of laboratory experience. She has a bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences and a master's degree in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University. She's also the founder and CEO of Intelligent Water Services. It's a smart water startup that offers wastewater treatment utilities. Which is a streamlined way of managing industrial users through the use of blockchain technology.
Blockchain and smart water
According to Jennifer, blockchain can be a valuable addition to the tools used by smart water utilities. It has the potential to improve collaboration between departments and increase transparency. Small and mid-sized water utilities, which are particularly vulnerable to disruptions, stand to benefit significantly from the implementation of blockchain technology.
The Need for Implementing Blockchain in Small and Mid-Sized Utilities!
If an industrial discharge was released into the water system, it would significantly impact smaller and mid-size utilities. However, with an early warning system in place, utilizing sensors and a communication network based on blockchain and smart contracts, we can quickly distribute information and automatically execute responses in real-time. This would allow small and mid-size utilities to recover faster, minimizing the negative effects of the discharge.