1. Overview of Water Environment Solutions and Future Directions
The Hitachi Group has laid out a strategy of accelerating its Social Innovation Business that seeks both to improve people’s quality of life (QoL) and to deliver solutions to societal challenges by simultaneously enhancing social, environmental, and economic value for its customers.
It is against this background that Hitachi’s water environment solution business is working to find comprehensive solutions for the issues affecting water, which is so indispensable to life, as well as for issues affecting the wider environment. In concrete terms, Hitachi contributes to solving problems by coordinating technology, systems, and services, including planning and management support, maintenance support, monitoring control, water treatment processes, etc. In addition to the operational technologies (OT), products, and systems that serve as operational and controlling technologies for water infrastructures, Hitachi is also actively promoting the utilization of Lumada and other IT and digital technologies, while accelerating efforts such as water demand forecasting, water quality simulation, management support for equipment and pipelines, and support for inheritance of the techniques of skilled personnel.
While contributing in a wide range of fields to the realization of a robust water infrastructure, including water source maintenance and flood control, water utilization, waterworks, industrial water, sewerage systems and industrial effluent, desalination, water reclamation, etc., Hitachi is also seeking to build Society 5.0 while achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).