The project was aimed at continuing and strengthening dissemination of the SPRINT specific project SP226 "Real Time Control for Urban Drainage Systems". In SP226, Real Time Control technology was adapted and applied at numerous pilot study sites throughout the EU and was demonstrated to offer more cost effective solutions to a wide variety of urban drainage problems. The purpose of the project was to raise awareness through a series of dissemination workshops, the creation of a multi-media information tool and the set up of a user-group forum.
STEAM comprised three separate but related work packages. The first was a series of dissemination seminars based on presentations by participants in the original SP266 project. This included contributions from both technology providers, to explain the technology, and also from end users from the original project to illustrate how real problems were solved; site visits also took place. The seminars were be supported by the use of multi-media information/training tools.
The second work package was the creation of a multi-media information/training tool containing and supplementing much of the presentation material from the first work package. The tool combined CD-ROM and Internet to provide widespread and convenient access to large amounts of information in several formats.
The third technical work package was to set up and to maintain a User-Group Forum called the Integrated Modelling User Group (IMUG). The object of this forum was to provide a focus for activity in the field of integrated modelling of urban drainage systems and the application of RTC. Such a group already exists, but requires initial external financial support to become fully recognised and thereafter the group was expected to become self supporting.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
WA5 3LW Warrington