WADIProject reference: 689239
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The overall objective of WADI project is to contribute to the reduction of losses in water transmission systems and decrease the related energy consumption required for the process.
WADI aims to develop an airborne water leak detection surveillance service to provide water utilities with adequate information on leaks in water infrastructure outside urban areas, thus enabling the utility to promptly repair them.
The project idea relies on innovative concept of coupling optical remote sensing and their application on two complementary aerial platforms, i.e. manned and unmanned, typically used for distinctive purposes in infrastructure performance observation. The former is being used in long-distance monitoring whereas the latter in ‘particular’ areas observation, i.e. those with a limited/difficult physical access or requiring closer monitoring upon earlier detection of some anomalies in aircraft missions. Following the determination of cameras’ optimized wavelengths (suitable particularly for water leaks detection), the WADI technology will be applied in an operational environment represented by two pilot sites, i.e. in France (Provence region, case of water supply mains) and Portugal (Alqueva, case of multi-purpose mains serving irrigation, water supply, and hydro power).
The WADI proposal addresses the challenge of building a water (and energy) efficient and climate change resilient society by integrating the concept of ecosystem services through the recovery of up to 50% of the water lost at a cost which is lower by an order of magnitude than the cost of terrestrial techniques – e.g. 50-200 EUR/km for airborne technology vs. 1,000-5,000 EUR/km for ground techniques.
The project includes legal aspects assessment (related to data protection and regulatory standards for use of UAV), market analysis and strategy along with the corresponding business plan and a dissemination plan that addresses key stakeholders.
EU contribution: EUR 462 297,28
DREVE DU PRESSOIR 38
EU contribution: EUR 1 061 338,75
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE
EU contribution: EUR 432 405,75
AERODROME DE BORDEAUX-LEOGNAN - SAUCATS 305 AVENUE DE MONT-DE-MARSAN
EU contribution: EUR 119 088,75
AV DO BRASIL 101
1700 066 LISBOA
EU contribution: EUR 146 940,5
Rua Zeca Afonso 2
EU contribution: EUR 197 978,38
LE THOLONET CS 70064
13182 AIX EN PROVENCE CEDEX
EU contribution: EUR 333 626,13
CALLE LONDRES 38 PISO 1 PTA 106
28232 LAS ROZAS DE MADRID
EU contribution: EUR 165 000
CALLE MARIANO ESQUILLOR GOMEZ 15 EDIFICIO CIRCE CAMPUS RIO EBRO
EU contribution: EUR 115 710,01
JOSEPH STEVENSSTRAAT 7
EU contribution: EUR 54 624,07
UL. OJCOWSKA 17
32 087 ZIELONKI
EU contribution: EUR 372 845,38
C/Alfara del patriarca 3
EU contribution: EUR 365 100,75
VIA DELLA VITE 13