The environment and IoT: A connected world. A sustainable planet.

Using cognitive computing, IBM Watson IoT™ can help make sense of the raw data produced every minute by the thousands of connected things that make up your business, supply chain and products.

Improve resource efficiency, reduce pollution and stimulate new thinking and innovation.

More than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions, and as many as

USD 3.5 billion

could experience water scarcity by 2025*

*Organization of United States World Resource Institution

With IBM Watson IoT, you can:

Increase production, reduce harmful waste and pollution, improve security and protect the environment

Do more with less

Implement green practices across your entire supply chain, manage buildings and homes more intelligently, reduce water waste using flow sensors and real-time leakage alerts, and improve inventory management and distribution


Reduce pollution

Optimize processes, reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions and create a more responsive electricity delivery network. The Internet of Things can also enable you to increase fuel efficiency, optimize fleets and reduce traffic congestion.

Improve food security

Use IoT sensors, weather data and satellite or drone imagery to inform irrigation and soil management, improve crop yields and meet demand for transparency about food origin and how it’s made

Health and environment

Use predictive analytics to understand the true cost environmental issues have on your business and analyze the environment to improve worker and workplace safety

Mitigate weather’s impact

Reduce risks and damage resulting from weather events through better prediction and preparedness to help move from reactive business continuity and disaster recovery to a cognitive, predictive resiliency program

Solutions for the environment IoT zone

Enterprise asset management

Gain insights from IoT to extend the useful life of equipment and assets. Improve labor utilization, reduce inventory and find the optimum balance between maintenance and operations.

Product development

Employ continuous engineering principles to deliver smart, connected products and systems so you can innovate in the face of complexity

IBM Research Green Horizons

Analyze environmental data to forecast weather and air pollution

The Weather Company

Integrate real-time weather insights into business processes to improve performance and decision-making

Watson Health

Use cognitive computing and IoT technology to enable a healthier tomorrow

Learn how IoT helps protect African rhinos

IoT in the wild. Protecting rhinos with IBM Cloud, IoT and analytics.

Client success


E&J Gallo Winery

Revolutionizes irrigation to increase production and improve wine quality using IoT sensors, weather data and NASA satellite imagery

EZ Farm

Boosts crop yields, improves water management and increases the sustainability of small-scale farms in Kenya

Green Horizons

Combines climate modeling, IoT data and cognitive computing to help utility companies like SSE in the UK integrate more renewable energy into the grid



IBM and the environment

IBM® presents environmental leadership with commitment and innovation

How IoT creates environmental and business benefits

The environmental benefits of IBM Watson IoT impact industries including transportation, cities, homes, vehicles, buildings, utilities and factories