CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
WADI

WADI

Objective

The overall objective of WADI project is to contribute to the reduction of losses in water transmission systems and decrease the related energy consumption required for the process.
WADI aims to develop an airborne water leak detection surveillance service to provide water utilities with adequate information on leaks in water infrastructure outside urban areas, thus enabling the utility to promptly repair them.
The project idea relies on innovative concept of coupling optical remote sensing and their application on two complementary aerial platforms, i.e. manned and unmanned, typically used for distinctive purposes in infrastructure performance observation. The former is being used in long-distance monitoring whereas the latter in ‘particular’ areas observation, i.e. those with a limited/difficult physical access or requiring closer monitoring upon earlier detection of some anomalies in aircraft missions. Following the determination of cameras’ optimized wavelengths (suitable particularly for water leaks detection), the WADI technology will be applied in an operational environment represented by two pilot sites, i.e. in France (Provence region, case of water supply mains) and Portugal (Alqueva, case of multi-purpose mains serving irrigation, water supply, and hydro power).
The WADI proposal addresses the challenge of building a water (and energy) efficient and climate change resilient society by integrating the concept of ecosystem services through the recovery of up to 50% of the water lost at a cost which is lower by an order of magnitude than the cost of terrestrial techniques – e.g. 50-200 EUR/km for airborne technology vs. 1,000-5,000 EUR/km for ground techniques.
The project includes legal aspects assessment (related to data protection and regulatory standards for use of UAV), market analysis and strategy along with the corresponding business plan and a dissemination plan that addresses key stakeholders.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

YOURIS.COM

Address

Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 462 297,28

Participants (11)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 061 338,75

AIR MARINE SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 432 405,75

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 119 088,75

EDIA-EMPRESA DE DESENVOLVIMIENTO E INTRA-ESTRUTURAS DO ALQUEVA S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 146 940,50

SOCIETE DU CANAL DE PROVENCE ET D'AMENAGEMENT DE LA REGION PROVENCALE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 197 978,38

NEW TECHNOLOGIES GLOBAL SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 333 626,13

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

TIME.LEX

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 115 710,01

SST-CONSULT ADAM STACHEL, RAFAL STANEK, DAVID ANDREW TOFT

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 54 624,07

GALILEO GEOSYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 372 845,38

SGI STUDIO GALLI INGEGNERIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 365 100,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689239

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 724 143,99

  • EU contribution

    € 3 826 955,75

Coordinated by:

YOURIS.COM

Belgium