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Innovative tools for the detection and mitigation of CBRN related contamination events of drinking water

Objective

SAFEWATER will develop an affordable global generic solution for the detection and management of drinking water crises resulting from CBRN contamination. SAFEWATER addresses the key drinking water incident management challenges at large, and in particular, the current shortcomings related to the contamination of water networks by CBRN agents - the lack of effective detection capacities, contamination warning systems, and decision support and management tools.
SAFEWATER will start from best-of-breed technologies, including an EPA challenge winning event detection system. From this, the project will develop a dedicated DSS for the real-time support of decision makers, which comprises cutting-edge algorithms based on:
• Improved water management models for the detection of abnormal behaviour in drinking water systems; as well as the prompt treatment of data from various sources, improving contamination alert systems of large water drinking systems
• Result interpretation models to enable the real-time ranking of the severity of alerts and for the prompt identification of recovery measures
• Spatial detection models to determine the contamination’s source and spread

The functionalities of a leading Event Management System will be expanded by introducing beyond the state of the art online simulation capacities, allowing users to have a close to real-time view of the network’s behaviour.
New sensors will be proposed for online biological and radioactive water quality measurements. SAFEWATER will improve sensor selection by carrying out benchmarking activities and develop an innovative detection approach based on “virtual sensors”, i.e. large networks of domestic sensors
The project will test and validate the full SAFEWATER solution in three different scenarios, each situated in a different municipality corresponding to a different usage context and to specific security threats.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

ARTTIC
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 609 187,50
Administrative Contact
Na'ama Agmon Licht (Ms.)

Participants (10)

CHECKLIGHT LTD

Participation ended

Israel
Address
Horesh Haalonim Street 1
36000 Qiryat Tiv On
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nirit Ulitzur (Dr.)
HAGIHON COMPANY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 210 043
Address
Hebron Road 101
91100 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Izhar Mizrahi (Mr.)
3S CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 467
Address
Osteriede 8/10
30827 Garbsen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingo Kropp (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 007 226
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
AGUAS DO ALGARVE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 243 710
Address
Rua Do Repouso 10
8000 302 Faro
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Lucas (Mrs.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 241 786,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nicolas (Ms.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 304 179
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
åsa Klingensjö (Ms.)
WHITEWATER TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

Israel
Address
Menachem Begin Road 154
64921 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jessica Femsohn (Ms.)
DECISION MAKERS - LEARNING AND RESEARCH SIMULATIONS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 185 771
Address
19/8 Ayalon Street
60850 Shoam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eyal Brill (Dr.)
BIOMONITECH LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 352 968
Address
3 Golomb Street
30612 Qiryat Tivon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nirit Ulitzur