“What low-cost sensors solutions for high efficiency water monitoring networks”
Porto, Portugal – September 26th, 2017 – Afternoon



Workshop EIP

Collocated at EIP Water Conference- 27-28 September 2017
Part of the Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 – 24-30 September 2017

Members of Ict4Water cluster, Ctrl+Swan EIP action group, supporting by the H2020 PROTEUS project will co-organize a dedicated workshop during the EIP Water Conference held in Porto on September 26th, 2017.

Monitoring water is more and more crucial and there is a growing demand for cost-effective solutions to control key parameters for our everyday life (e.g. drinkable water) for the environment control (e.g. climate change) or for sustaining or developing importanteconomies which depend on water (e.g. water utility, aquaculture, blue economy, etc). However, sensors are still too expensive and potential of data are under exploited. There is therefore a need for R&D in reducing the costs of sensors also combined with advanced use of innovative SW and (big) data/cloud techniques.

The workshop will present the status of current R&D activities on innovative sensors and explore all future applications that such new and affordable sensors can offer. Disruptive technologies, trends for low-cost monitoring solutions, (CNT, MEMS), new methodologies, modelling, sensors and devices will be presented. Topics centre around “from Water to Data” will complement the discussion.


Draft Agenda

• Welcome word and presentation of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) on Water

  • Anna Di Mauro, Environmental engineer, Med. Hydro s.r.l., Responsible of Secretariat of EIP Water Action Group – CTRL+SWAN (Cloud Technologies & ReaL time monitoring + Smart WAter Network)
  • Tom Baur, Senior specialist in cleantech finance and engineering, Baur Technology, member of EIP Water Secretariat

• Workshop Introduction : Challenges in Water services (Ongoing work on Digital Action Plan for Water services)

  • Aude Glenisson, Project officer, DG CONNECT Smart Mobility and Living

• Part I : Disruptive technologies, low-cost monitoring solutions

  • User needs on low cost sensors: aquaculture, marine, …
    • Stakes in Marine environments – Chrysi Laspidou, Associate professor in Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly
    • Stakes in Aquaculture field -Dave Jackson, Inspector Fisheries, Marine Institute
  • Disruptive technologies and ssolutions for water monitoring
    • The Proteus case : Cointegrating carbon nanotube and MEMS sensors for an ultracompact, multiparameter water monitoring probe – Bérengère Lebental, PROTEUS coordinator, Researcher, IFSTTAR
    • Radar technology for non-contact and low-cost fluid level monitoring – Martin van Rijn, Business Development Manager at SenZ2 B.V.
    • Democratizing water consumption monitoring, daily life solutions for householders – Dragan Savic, University of Exeter, DAIAD project

Part II : From Water monitoring to data

  • Emerging needs in water (potable, wastewater, groundwater, marine waters, aquaculture), Current trends in water monitoring and data exploitation
    • Gabriel Anzaldi, Head of Smart Management Systems, Eurecat
  • On-line water quality measurement and solutions fitting to the needs of smart water networks
    • Jordi Raich, Managing Director at s:can Iberia
  • Innovation in software applications for water monitoring and protection
    • Giovanni Francesco Santonastaso and Armando Di Nardo, Civil engineers, Second University of Naples
  • Advanced cloud platforms to manage big water data
    • Eva Martinez, Innovation department, Aqualia
  • Guidelines, Standardization, Regulation of sensors installation in drinking water networks
    • Jacobo Sack, Standard Institute for Israel (SII), Co-convenor of the ISO standardization working group on Water Utilities Services

Panel discussion


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