ICeWater Workshop, 15 Sept 2015, Milano (Italy)

The aim of the workshop was to provide details of the solution and trial re­sults related to the ICT technologies de­ve­lo­ped and evaluated within ICeWater pro­ject and to open a wider discussion and sharing of results with other ICT for Water projects.

ICeWater Deliverable D5.1 (12.02.2014)

ICeWater Deliverable D5.1, “Multiple spatial and temporal models for consumption pat­terns identification has been published. The deliverable describes the steps to im­ple­ment a demonstrator with the consumption patterns identification func­tio­nality pro­po­sed by the ICeWater project ... download

ICeWater Deliverable D5.2 (15.05.2014)

ICeWater Deliverable D5.2, “Deterministic and probalistic approaches for predictive models of components deterioration” has been published (15.05.2014) ... download

waterbassinICeWater will increase the stability of freshwater supply to citizens in ur­ban areas by adjusting the water supply to the actual consumption, while minimizing energy consumption through smart-grid integration and water spillage through leak de­tec­tion.

ICeWater uses wireless sensor networks for water flow monitoring and it provides a decision support system for the water utilities so that supply and demand patterns can be matched in real-time. As an additional benefit, leakage can be predicted with statistical methods so that water network damages can be mended even before they occur (fix-before-break).

ICeWater uses wireless sensors of various types to provide real-time monitoring of water supply and demand. Based on the sensor data, decision support systems facilitate optimization of the water grid network operation (pumping schedules, pressure etc.). The demand management and consumption information is accessible online to the relevant actors in the water supply chain (including consumers) and allows dynamic pricing schemes with nudge-pricing to motivate behavioral change in customers causing critical consumption patterns. Services for asset management, such as predicting deterioration, leakage detection and leakage localization functionalities, will reduce water waste. New networking concepts (protocols, management of virtualized network resources) are required for better information flow, network resources management and sharing in a service oriented architecture (SOA).

The information gathered with these services allows a better understanding of the consumers and to improve the effectiveness of the water resource management together with new metering and pricing schemes.













This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme
for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 317624