Utilities consultation overview
SPACE-O wants to ensure uptake of the products and therefore involves end users (water utilities) from the initiation to create ownership and interest in application of the relevant tools to their operations. The consultation process will continue throughout the project. This will enable testing of the prototype to be delivered to the end users to ensure that is it compliant with their requirements, and that outputs are tested, shaped and customized against real operational conditions.
The objectives of this consultation process with utilities include:
- To learn about SPACE-O and how the outputs can be used;
- To exchange challenges and success of application and implementation of EO products;
- To understand the methods/processes which stakeholders are currently using in monitoring and forecasting water quality and flows, and how SPACE-O can complement existing approaches
- To compile information on the potential uses of SPACE-O products (e.g. satellite imagery and forecasting).