Use of Earth Observation Data for Improved Performance in Water Supply Services
During the Singapore International Water Week on July 10th, Space-O will gather with utilities and tech leaders in the region for a half day event on the Use of Earth Observation Data for Improved Performance in Water Supply Services. The session will facilitate dialogue to address needs and current approaches of water supply providers to further improve decision support systems and operations and identify potential areas for innovation.
This is an invite only event through the European Union Horizon 2020 SPACE-O (Space Assisted Water Quality Forecasting Platform for optimized Decision Making in Water Supply Services) project. The workshop will be focusing on the application and economic viability of a decision support system that will help water utilities dealing with algal blooms and/or turbidity in their surface water sources.
One of the key outcomes is a risk-based decision support system (DSS) to enable cost-effective and environmental sustainable operation of Water Treatment Plants (WTP). This will use Earth Observation data to provide information such as water quality forecasting (on reservoir sources), in-situ monitoring data and data collected through SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) systems in WTP for operation control.
The purpose of this event is to introduce the SPACE-O concept and gain better understanding of the needs and current approaches of water supply providers to further improve decision support systems and operations and identify potential areas for innovation We are inviting organisations from different countries across Asia in order to ensure a rich exchange of experiences and discussions. The event is an invite only session targeted to:
- Water Utilities
- Bulk water resources managers
- Water policy and regulation sector
- Reservoir administrators
- Local Authorities/Water managers
Objectives of the workshop:
- Identify main challenges of water service providers’ operations;
- Identify applications of satellite technology and in-situ monitoring for forecasting of water flows and quality in reservoirs;
- Share experiences on the use of various data sources for optimizing performance of water service providers
12:30-14:00 Private Lunch Buffet
14:00-15:30 Part I: Priorities and Challenges for Asia; Group discussions
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Part II: SPACE-O Portal demonstration; Group discussions
18:00 –19:00 Cocktail reception
This is a co-located event of SIWW. Organisers/participants in co-located events need not be registered with SIWW. However, registration will enable them to access all SIWW events. Non-registered participants may feel disappointed to be left out of exciting discussions at the Water Leaders Summit (WLS) and/or Water Convention (WC). The registration fees can be viewed from the SIWW website.www.siww.com.sg