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Space Assisted Water Quality Forecasting Platform for Optimized Decision Making in Water Supply Services

Objective

Satellite remote sensing has been evolved into a powerful tool for global monitoring of surface waters. Earth Observations (EO) and remote sensing are widely used for quantifying the physical parameters of reservoirs as well as for retrieving selected water constituents concentrations.

Space-O aims at the integration of state of the art (EO) and in situ monitoring with advanced hydrological, water quality models and ICT tools into a powerful decision support system (DSS) for generating real time, short to medium term forecasting water flows and quality data in reservoirs which will be used for the optimization of water treatment plants (WTPs) operations, establishing a complete service line from EO to water business sector.

An operational service platform will be designed to facilitate increased interoperability among EO and modeled services. Data acquisition and integration of almost real time EO data in the hydrological and water quality models will be implemented in order to provide improved real-time, short to medium term water quantity and quality forecasting in reservoirs.

A risk-based DSS will be developed in order to enable cost-effective and environmental sustainable Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) operation, based on the water quality parameters forecasts at the reservoir, the in situ monitoring data and the data collected through supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems used in WTPs for operation control.

Additionally, developing Copernicus Services (C3S) will be jointly assessed with site-specific data sets generated through the satellite, modeling, in situ and citizens monitoring services, to produce continuous monitored indicators for enabling water quality Risk Assessment analysis on a catchment level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

EMVIS SYMVOULOI MICHANIKOI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Address
Odos Paparrigopoulou 21
15343 Agia Paraskevi Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 395 771,25

Participants (7)

EOMAP GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 842,50
Address
Schlosshof 4
82229 Seefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 312 525
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 328 387,50
Address
15 Rue Beliard
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 286 536,25
Address
Caxton Street 12, Alliance House
SW1H 0QS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 182 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORGANISMOS ANAPTIKSIS KRITIS ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 73 675
Address
Golgotha 2 Oasis Varipetrou
73100 Chania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENTE ACQUE DELLA SARDEGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 100
Address
Via G Mameli 88
09123 Cagliari
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)