When:
September 19, 2018 @ 3:45 pm – September 20, 2018 @ 5:15 am
2018-09-19T15:45:00+09:00
2018-09-20T05:15:00+09:00
Where:
Tokyo
Japan
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition brings over 5,500 water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries and offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway. 16th – 20th September, Tokyo.
The SPACE-O project will be represented in the Technical Session ‘TS – Asset Management using ICT Strategies & Informing Public Policy’:
Applying Satellite Technology To Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Operations: Optimization At Catchment Level
Katharine Cross (IWA), Apostolis Tzimas (EMVIS Consultant Engineers)
Performance efficiency in water utilities has traditionally been associated with good water quality production and reliability, providing customers a continuous supply of safe and clean water. While our freshwater resources are already limited, a multitude of mounting pressures and competing demands from other uses threaten supply. Water utilities’ treatment operations, costs, and consumer services are thus heavily determined by both the quantity and quality of water upstream in catchments and reservoirs. As water management evolves into an integrated evaluation of pressures and competing water needs, there is a growing need for all stakeholders involved to optimise and adapt decision-making concerning water. This paper will explore the needs and challenges for the operations of water treatment utilities, showcasing available tools for optimization, focusing on sharing information on the use of remote sensing for forecasting short and medium term water quality and flows.