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Provision of Ecosystem Tools
To promote the use and adoption of the WEE platform, the WEF will be providing a set of tools for those looking to engage with our platform upon the launch of the network.

Infrastructure information collecting tools

General citizens will be able to access the environmental database for information regarding their infrastructure using applications developed by partners and developers in the community. Participation with the platform and provisioning of data will be encouraged by exploring gamification mechanisms to engage users in various tasks. Users can then manage and utilize the utility tokens they earn in exchange for various tasks (Play-to-Earn).
The Foundation is currently partnered with Nippon Chutetsukan (NPCK), a major Japanese water infrastructure firm, for a game app called "Guardians of Metal and Concrete" designed to mobilize players and collect images and information on maintenance holes scattered throughout Japan. Crowdsourcing data collection in this manner supports rapid monitoring of infrastructure, which degrades at a different rates due to varying environmental factors and external events (such as earthquakes, accidents, construction, human traffic, etc.). In addition, this data will allow service providers to determine which maintenance holes should be examined first based on degradation levels, allowing for efficient repair and maintenance.

Infrastructure deterioration diagnosis solution

Infrastructure-related service providers will obtain access to the environmental database. This data will enable service providers to improve the efficiency of development projects by having access to the most up-to-date information maintained by the community. They will also be able to utilize products created by third-party developers, who will have access to the environmental database. Developers will be encouraged to explore novel applications of data for projects which benefit infrastructure and the environment. The Foundation aims to work with partners so that all projects are aligned with the foundation’s vision.
For example, Fracta, with whom the WEF is partnered, has demonstrated the environmental database’s utility by developing state-of-the-art machine learning to predict water pipe deterioration states. By learning detailed environmental factors captured within the database, Fracta's model has allowed providers to accurately anticipate which water pipes have the highest risk of failure. This has permitted providers to successfully take preventative measures to address infrastructure problems before damaging bursts occur, fix invisible leaks, and save water. Algorithms like these are expected to evolve and become more advanced in the future, yielding improved performance. Simultaneously, the size, amount of details, and features of the database will continue to grow due to crowdsourced data collection efforts.
Future service providers and partnering organizations that wish to collaborate on projects with the Foundation, or utilize the Foundations network and tools (e.g., database) can purchase WEC’s as a subscription fee for maintaining a partnership. As the project develops, WEC intends to form strategic partnerships with various organizations and create new ways to utilize the WEC token within the ecosystem.
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