Network monitoring, maintenance and restructuring (NET)
Water distribution networks and sewer systems are capital-intensive assets of the water management, which are expensive to operate and maintain. To ensure safe, failure-free operation, high drinking water quality, low water losses, and secured discharge of waste water without contaminating the ground water, it is most important to keep the water networks in good condition. An extended service life of pipelines and sewers can reduce costs, but needs new tools for purposive planning and implementation of maintenance, renewal, and cleaning measures. Further requirements result from changing general conditions such as demographic changes or climate change.
Researchs still remains to be conducted in the development of adequate prognosis methods and optimal rehabilitation practices by well-directed acquisition and evaluation of condition and operational data of the water networks (inspection methods, statistical analyses of condition data, water loss analyses, damage rates, quality measurements, …).
- Transformation of central supply systems (NETWORKS)
- Intelligent Water Networks: Self-learning expert system for the analysis, evaluation and optimised operation of water supply systems (IWaNet)
- Cost-efficient maintenance of water supply networks