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Assessing and improving sustainablilty of urban water resources and systems

Objective

The overall scope is to assess and improve the sustainability of urban water resources and systems with the help of computer tools. The project will analyse a range of existing urban water supply and disposal scenarios by demonstrating how each scenario differs in its handling of contaminants. The sources of contaminants, their flow paths and the sinks will be identified for different urban areas and a quantification of the contaminant loads undertaken. The impact of these contaminant loads on their capability to contaminate groundwater will be estimated. For the verification and validation of the model, detailed field studies will be carried out in 4 case study cities. In addition AISUWRS aims to develop a management and DS system that will make use of innovative pipeline and urban water system assessment procedures to deliver detailed guidelines and recommendations for the safeguarding and protection of urban water resources.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Address
12,Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (5)

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Graham Road
3192 Highett, Victoria
GKW CONSULT INGENIEURBURO FUR WASSER- ABWASSER- ABFALLTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Besselstrasse 26
68219 Mannheim
IRGO
Slovenia
Address
Slovenceva 93
1000 Ljubljana
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Wallingford
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address
Perimeter Road
GU2 7XH Guildford