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Assessing infiltration and exfiltration on the performance of urban sewer systems (APUSS)

Objective

Sewer systems constitute a very significant patrimony in European cities. Their structural quality and functional efficiency are key parameters to guarantee the transfer of domestic and trade wastewater to treatment plants without infiltration nor exfiltration. Infiltration of groundwater is particularly detrimental to treatment plant efficiency, while exfiltration of wastewater can lead to groundwater contamination. Both problems are critical on a long-term basis for sustainable urban water management. This research project, associating universities, SMEs and municipalities in 7 European countries, will develop new methods and techniques to assess and quantify infiltration and exfiltration in sewer systems. The methods will be tested and validated in different catchments. Associated models and tools will be proposed for scaling up and for application and end-user decision support.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSAVALOR S.A.
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 20 - Bftiment 304
69621 Villeurbanne
France

Participants (9)

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Thakurova 7
166 29 Praha 6
DHI HYDROINFORM A.S.
Czechia
Address
Na Vrsich 5
10000 Praha 10
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Mommsenstrasse 13
01069 Dresden
EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Kronprinzenstrasse 24
45128 Essen
HYDROPROJEKT A.S.
Czechia
Address
Taborska 31
140 16 Praha 4
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
101,Avenida Do Brasil 101
1701-066 Lisboa
Middlesex University
United Kingdom
Address
Bounds Green Road Faculty Of Technology
N11 2NQ London
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Reno 1
00198 Roma
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 133
8600 Duebendorf