Within days, hospitals are hit with an inflow of patients, especially children.
Extensive analyses and treatments need to be carried out on the entire network, rendering it inoperative for several days or even weeks.
A shortage of drinking water in the district served by the water treatment plant sends people rushing to stores, as the price of water rises.
People lose trust in the smart water network and, more generally, in the management of smart cities.
Source: United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects
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