Description Boasting a smart cover at the forefront of the IOT, Protectonnect combines antifreeze protection for water meters down to -11.2 F, detection of water leaks, automated self-reading of water consumption and a water and geolocation platform for water leaks. Today 1 in 5 l is lost to leaks. Protectonnect is the first massive and scalable solution to conserve water resources and reduce lost costs due to water leaks. Protectonnect allows global monitoring of the water network, rapid intervention management and a 35% reduction in city water bills. With the deployment of Protectonnect and the development of algorithms, drinking water data can be leveraged in order to provide new services essential to the resilient, sustainable and human smart city. Collecting data is good. Exploiting them is better. Jury statement Protectonnect tracks down water leaks in pipe systems and at the same time also permits fast intervention management. On top of this is automatic data recording, which when considered as a whole and deployed on a large scale permits great water savings in public networks. A timely digital solution that conserves one of our most vital resources and therefore, apart from the cost reduction, is also good for the environment.