Thursday , November 30 2023

Blockchain-based Decision Support System for Water Management

Bogdan-Ionuț PAHONȚU1, Diana-Andreea ARSENE1*, Alexandru PREDESCU1,
Mariana MOCANU1, Alexandru GHEORGHIȚĂ2

1 University Politehnica of Bucharest, Computer Science Department,
313 Splaiul Independenței, Bucharest, 060042, Romania, (*Corresponding author),,
2 National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics,
8-10 Mareșal Averescu Avenue, Bucharest, 011455, Romania

Abstract: With significant use in the last few years, Blockchain has become one of the most important technologies of the last decade. Due to its new paradigm and its decentralized approach, Blockchain has become a game changer in almost all business domains. Water resources management is one of the areas that were updated with these new concepts. The aim of this paper is to present a decision support system, developed on top of the Ethereum Blockchain infrastructure which would facilitate the supplier`s internal flows related to the water network incident management and validation. The proposed solution integrates the following technology stacks: Cyber-Physical Systems, Crowd-Sensing, and Serious Gaming. This solution was implemented so as to work autonomously for some specific flows and take decisions by itself based on some specifically defined criteria and also to provide suggestions to validators and speed up the validation flows based on data stored exclusively on Blockchain.

Keywords: Blockchain, Water Management Systems, Decision Support Systems, Internet of Things, Crowd-sensing Solutions.


Bogdan-Ionuț PAHONȚU, Diana-Andreea ARSENE, Alexandru PREDESCU, Mariana MOCANU, Alexandru GHEORGHIȚĂ, Blockchain-based Decision Support System for Water Management, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 32(3), pp. 131-140, 2023.