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Cost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Risk

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The project will develop a radically new market ready approach to RTC of sewer networks with the aim of reducing local flood risk in urban areas. Existing RTC pilot projects (e.g. Vienna, Dresden, Aarhus) are characterised by complex sensor networks, linked to centralised control systems governed by calibrated hydrodynamic modelling tools and fed by radar rainfall technology. Such systems are expensive and complex to install and operate, requiring a high investment in new infrastructure, communication equipment and control systems. In contrast, this proposal will develop a novel low cost de-centralised, autonomous RTC system. It will be installed, tested and demonstrated in a number of pilot study catchments. This RTC system will utilise data driven distributed intelligence combined with local, low cost monitoring systems installed at key points within existing sewer infrastructure. The system will utilise mechanically simple, robust devices to control flow in order to reduce flood risk at vulnerable sites. This system will be informed and governed directly by sensors distributed within the local network, without the need for an expensive hydrodynamic model or real time rainfall measurements. This system will deliver many of the benefits of RTC systems, whilst avoiding the high costs and complex nature of extensive sensor networks, centralised control systems, communications systems and infrastructure modifications. It is anticipated that such a system will be of significant benefit to operators of small to medium sized sewer networks.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stage
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System finansowania

IA - Innovation action

Koordynator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Adres
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wkład UE
€ 601 165

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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 813 793,75
Adres
7 President Buildings Savile Street East
S4 7UQ Sheffield
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEOLIA WATER OUTSOURCING LIMITED

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United Kingdom
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€ 0
Adres
210 Pentonville Road
N1 9JY London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugalia
Wkład UE
€ 351 847,50
Adres
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AC AGUAS DE COIMBRA EM
Portugalia
Wkład UE
€ 80 035,38
Adres
Rua Da Alegria 111
3000 018 Coimbra
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Szwajcaria
Wkład UE
€ 0
Adres
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
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Other
STEINHARDT GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 341 512,50
Adres
Roederweg 10
65232 Taunusstein
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEOLIA EAU - COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES EAUX SOCIETE EN COMMANDITE PAR ACTIONS
Francja
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€ 360 041,50
Adres
Rue D Anjou 52
75008 Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)