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Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.

Deliverables

Chapter 1

Chapter 1 - of the guidance document will be prepared following the final secondment (M19) to bring together the findings in the context of recommendations to industry on water quality impacts, positive and negative, from flushing. This guidance will cover how the fundamental understanding of accumulation processes influences the design and implementation of flushing programmes along with provision of tools, techniques and approaches for water utilities to use to predict and manage flushing and possibly also to design DWDS for a future with no need for flushing.

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: of the guidance document will be prepared following the final secondment (M23) to bring together the fundamental research findings on water quality dynamics in DWDS with practical advice for managing controllable factors such as chlorine residuals, microbiological content, biofilms, inorganic contaminants and uncontrollable factors such as temperature and customer demands. Many of these topics have linkages to the content in other work packages and therefore the final document will have multiple cross-references to help water utilities navigate the complex interrelationships between parameters related to DWDS water quality.

Best Practice Guidance Document

Best Practice Guide – Production of best practice guidance document which can be utilised by organisations throughout the EU and form a roadmap for future DWDS protocol and standards and publication of this via academic, industrial and project specific platforms.

Publication of 5 journal articles

Publication of 5 journal articles – articles prepared by consortium partners covering the research outputs.

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: of the guidance document will be prepared following the final secondment (M11) to summarise the scientific evidence to support (or reject) the use of certain practices for DWDS maintenance and repair. A key element of this chapter will be to summarise the different practices recommended by local, regional, or national regulators and professional associations to understand how this research could be implemented more widely across Europe, and whether changes to practices should be pursued to ensure safe drinking water.

Wat-Qual Workshop

A launch workshop at the beginning of the project (M2) will be held to facilitate team-building, refine and finalise the project goals and secondment details, and a knowledge transfer/training workshop towards the end of the project (M22) open to external participants where the key findings and best practice will be disseminated. This will be co-located (if possible) with a larger water-focussed event to ensure maximal participation.

Wat-Qual Launch Workshop

A launch workshop at the beginning of the project (M2) will be held to facilitate team-building, refine and finalise the project goals and secondment details, and a knowledge transfer/training workshop towards the end of the project (M22) open to external participants where the key findings and best practice will be disseminated. This will be co-located (if possible) with a larger water-focussed event to ensure maximal participation.

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Publications

Drinking Water Temperature around the Globe: Understanding, Policies, Challenges and Opportunities

Author(s): Claudia Agudelo-Vera, Stefania Avvedimento, Joby Boxall, Enrico Creaco, Henk de Kater, Armando Di Nardo, Aleksandar Djukic, Isabel Douterelo, Katherine E. Fish, Pedro L. Iglesias Rey, Nenad Jacimovic, Heinz E. Jacobs, Zoran Kapelan, Javier Martinez Solano, Carolina Montoya Pachongo, Olivier Piller, Claudia Quintiliani, Jan Ručka, Ladislav Tuhovčák, Mirjam Blokker
Published in: Water, Issue 12/4, 2020, Page(s) 1049, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w12041049

Thinking Outside the Treatment Plant: UV for Water Distribution System Disinfection

Author(s): Karl G. Linden, Natalie Hull, Vanessa Speight
Published in: Accounts of Chemical Research, 2019, ISSN 0001-4842
DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00060

Investigating the Influence of Weather on Water Consumption: A Dutch Case Study

Author(s): Xenochristou, M., Blokker, M. Vertommen, I., Urbanus, J.F.X. and Kapelan, Z
Published in: Proc. 1st International WDSA-CCWI Joint Conference, 2018

Guidance Manual: Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution Systems

Author(s): Vanessa Speight Claudia Quintiliani Arne Bosch Marketa Rajnochova Peter Schaap Stewart Husband Jan Rucka Tomas Suchacek Damjan Ivetic Zeljko Vasilic Nenad Jacimovic Joost van Summeren Zoran Kapelan Enrico Creaco Mirjam Blokker Carolina Calero Preciado Isabel Douterelo Soler Maria Xenochristou Stefania Avvedimento Dominic L. Boccelli Eirini Nikoloudi Jana Novakova Martin Wagner Karel van Laarhoven
Published in: 2020
DOI: 10.15131/shef.data.11889861.v2