Industry 4.0’s Potential in Resuscitating Urban Water Bodies: A study on Bangalore
Artificial intelligence’s development with socio-economic transformations has motivated beliefs on its predominance in industries. Thus, the emerging concept of Industry 4.0 centers on smart autonomous manufacturing and service delivery with the Internet of Things. Simultaneously, water bodies in Bangalore, India’s third biggest city, are heavily polluted, impacting public health and risking major water supply problems in the next decade. Thus, this study attempts to show Industry 4.0’s potential for reviving Bangalore’s water bodies. It has employed a qualitative research design, using semi structured interviews with specialists from numerous professional fields. An archival analysis made of works on urban water bodies’ pollution in Bangalore and anticipated applications of Industry 4.0 has been compared to the data collected through interviews. Results show that Industry 4.0’s potential is large for improving Bangalore’s potable water supply and public health through applications in smart autonomous monitoring and production interventions.