Exposure of citizens to potential disasters has led to vulnerable societies that require risk reduction measures. Drinking water is one of the main risk sources when its safety and security are not ensured. aqua3S combines novel technologies in water safety and security, aiming to standardize existing sensor technologies complemented by state-of-the-art detection mechanisms. Hence, it could propose innovative solutions to water facilities and responsible authorities in order to detect and tackle water-related crises in a timely manner.

On the one hand, sensor networks are deployed in water supply networks and sources, supported by complex sensors for enhanced detection; on the other hand, sensor measurements are supported by videos from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), satellite images and social media observations from citizens that report low-quality water in their area (e.g. by colorization); introducing this way a bottom-up approach which raises social awareness and, also, promotes interactive knowledge sharing. Semantic representation and data fusion provide intelligent DSS alerts and messages to the public through first responders’ mediums.

The proposed technical solution is designed to offer a very effective detection system, taking into account the cost of the aqua3S platform and target at a very high return-on-investment ratio. The main strategy for the integration of aqua3S’ solution into the market is designed on the standardization of the proposed technologies and the project’s secure platform.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of aqua3S are:

  • to create strategies and methods in order a water facility to easily integrate solutions regarding water safety
  • to propose innovative sensor technologies to support water safety
  • to create early warning methods for water authorities
  • to create a complex collaborative system recording problems and finding new solutions
  • to allow easy engagement of different authorities in a water related crisis
  • to create/use methods estimate the infrastructure resilience level
  • to introduce bottom-up approaches such as citizen mapping initiatives, can be an effective way to build large exposure databases
  • to model and classify a crisis event

CONSORTIUM

  • CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY HELLAS (CERTH)

    MULTIMEDIA KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS LABORATORY (MKLAB) (COORDINATOR) Greece
  • VIVAQUA SCRL Belgium
  • WATER BOARD OF LEMESOS Cyprus
  • DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A. Greece
  • SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY United Kingdom
  • FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I Czechia
  • MIRSENSE France
  • AUTORITA' DI BACINO DISTRETTUALE DELLE ALPI ORIENTALI Italy
  • ETAIRIA HYDREFSIS KAI APOCHETEFSIS THESSALONIKIS AE Greece
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER United Kingdom
  • ACEGASAPSAMGA S.P.A. Italy
  • INSTITUT PO OTBRANA Bulgaria
  • SUEZ SMART SOLUTIONS France
  • INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS Greece
  • SOFIYSKA VODA AD Bulgaria
  • EVERIS SPAIN SL Spain
  • WATER EUROPE Belgium
  • TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED Ireland
  • VODOSNABDYAVANE I KANALIZACYA Bulgaria
  • REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA Greece
  • AZIENDA UNITA LOCALE SOCIO SANITARIA N 2 MARCA TREVIGIANA Italy
  • UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART Germany
  • EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS France

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