The emergence of the cloud computing paradigm in combination with the latest technological developments is supporting the shaping of many existing solutions to tackle water management in agriculture. The talk aims to show how the novel approach of FIWARE, that moves beyond the data management, namely context information management, brings huge benefit when it comes to flexibility, scalability and interoperability of IoT solutions. The outcome is a complete context-aware system combined of the various Generic Enablers, capable of making autonomous irrigation decisions (using Complex Event Processing) which are not solely based on sensor-related measurements, but also on the integration of different sources of information such as weather forecast data. By doing so, optimal management of water resources according to the predicted weather conditions has been achieved.
A smart irrigation approach built on the FIWARE open IoT platform