Rapid population growth coupled with an increasingly dense urban population is straining water, energy and industry infrastructures. The result is a decrease in air and water quality, particularly noted in fast growing countries like China. For evidence, at the end of the last 5-year Plan Period (2015), more than 85 percent of the surface water in Shanghai was deemed unsafe to drink. And almost 4 million deaths in 2015 were attributed to air pollution.Next generation water, air and industrial sensors are focused on delivering actionable, real-time data in a cost effective, maintenance free package. Optan LEDs and sensors are used to develop data networks that collect and analyze data in real-time. Focused on deep UV wavelengths from 235 nm to 280 nm, optical sensors powered by Optan LEDs can replace the cost, time lag and variability inherent in grab-sampling with fast, accurate data to both address compliance and generate operational insights.