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Copernicus Assisted Lake Water Quality Emergency Monitoring Service

Objective

WQeMS aims to provide an operational Water Quality Emergency Monitoring Service to the water utilities industry in relation with the quality of the ‘water we drink’. Therefore, it will focus its activities on monitoring of lakes valorized by the water utilities for the delivery of drinking water. Sentinel data (i.e. Sentinel -2 and Sentinel-1) will be exploited for quality monitoring at a fine spatial resolution level, following validated processes with in situ data. The proposed WQeMS will exploit the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS ONDA), instead of setting up its own download and processing infrastructure. Linkages with the existing Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs), such as the Hydrology TEP for monitoring flood events and the Food Security TEP for supporting the sustainable intensification of farming from space will be pursued. Following cases are to be treated in real time in cooperation with drinking water production companies (public and private): - Slow developing phenomena (business-as-usual scenario), such as geogenic or anthropogenic release of potentially polluting elements through the bedrock or pollutants’ leaching in the underground aquifer through human rural activities, may influence water quality. Changes in the monitored chemical dissolved substances may be then detected. - Fast developing phenomena (e.g. floods spilling debris and mud or pollutant spills of chemicals in the lakes or algal bloom and potential release of toxins by cyanobacteria) produce huge quantities of contaminants at a short time interval bringing sanitation utilities at the edge of their performance capacity. Monitoring of the extent of the effluents in the lake; thus, providing a warning about the risk of water contamination, assist in mitigating impact, both for the water drinking water production and the environment.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 334 062,50

Participants (10)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 531,25
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
EOMAP GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Schlosshof 4
82229 Seefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 512,50
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
AUTORITA' DI BACINO DISTRETTUALE DELLE ALPI ORIENTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Cannaregio 4314
30121 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERCO ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
Viale Della Tecnica 161
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETAIRIA HYDREFSIS KAI APOCHETEFSIS THESSALONIKIS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Egnatia 127
54635 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 750
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHOEBE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 77 500
Address
Yiannitson 6 Office 105
2027 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE AGUAS Y SANEAMIENTO DE MURCIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 400
Address
Plaza Circular 9
30008 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)