The future of urban water management is digital!
Data and digital technologies have significant potential to improve the management of water infrastructures. The H2020 project digital-water.city is setting out to show how smart tech can boost the integrated management of water systems in five major European cities: Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and Sofia.
15 advanced digital solutions are being developed and demonstrated in these urban areas to address current and future water-related challenges, tapping into the potential of cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality, cloud computing, real-time sensors, artificial intelligence or predictive analytics.
The areas of application of the digital technologies are broad, ranging from groundwater management, sewer maintenance and operation, to wastewater treatment, urban bathing water management and agricultural irrigation. For example in Paris, new sensors and machine learning models are deployed to forecast bathing water quality and contamination risk in the river for the Olympic Games of 2024. In Berlin, an augmented reality app is proposed to make ground water visible and create a new communication channel with the citizens. The full list of our solutions can be consulted on our website.
DWC recently started a collaboration with the 3 sister H2020 projects of the same digital water call (SC05-11-2018 projects: SCOREwater, F4W and NAIADES). The cooperation aims at sharing best practices and addressing together common issues of digitalization such as water reference ontology, innovative business models and sensors demonstration.
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