WISDOM Newsletter issue #4

Welcome to the our final newsletter, the content of this newsletter was focused on our final event, on our main technical results achievements and on our business model. (Download)

WISDOM Newsletter issue #3

The third newsletter of WISDOM project is focus on our approach to tackle the link between water and energy at the domestic scale. Furthermore you can find the description of water audit conducted to question participants about their habits, views and opinions related to water consumption and general environmental issues at Cardiff Pilot. Finally there is a focus on our User interface. (Download)

Leading Edge Conference - 2016

Semantic Models for Enabling Smart Management of Urban Water Systems

This paper presents the work being conducted by the WISDOM project to overcome the lack of integration interoperability between the diverse people, software and hardware components of water information systems. This is being tackled by the development of a detailed socio-technical semantic model of the urban water system. This semantic model forms a key element of the WISDOM system by providing a system wide conceptualization of the water network that allows the other components to understand the physical and social structure of the water network and the context of the sensor data being received from the water network itself. This paper describes how our semantic representation how been developed, validated and subsequently deployed on a water network in the UK.

This paper is being presented at the Leading Edge Conference, which is devoted to innovation in the field of water technology with a specific aim of improving the instruments for water management, and widening their scope - with a specific focus on integrating urban water systems and river basins.

International Conference on Sustainable Water Management

Smart Meters and In-Home Displays to Encourage Water Conservation through Behavioural Change

This paper presents the demand management aspects of the European FP7 WISDOM project. It describes the implementation of smart meters and in-home displays within selected households in Cardiff, UK aiming at encouraging behavioural change and water conservation through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) connected to smart meters. Initial consultations have been conducted in the form of online questionnaires sent to Cardiff inhabitants to learn more about their beliefs, knowledge and habits concerning water usage. As mentioned in this paper, the results of these studies and relevant literature on the subject led to the identification of factors influencing water consumption and of the water-consuming behaviours that need to be targeted to encourage conservation. These findings also influenced the choice of adequate behavioural strategies implemented within the display to promote sustainable water use and to achieve efficient behavioural change. To inform and educate participants and in order to reach users with differing interests, the interface of the displays will thus include (a) an economic aspect, (b) an environmental aspect, (c) a social aspect with comparisons and (d) a water game. The trial phase will take place over the course of few months and will involve 51 volunteered households divided in three different trial groups. The findings will allow the identification of most efficient strategies and tools to encourage conservation and improve the way water is used within households.

This paper is part of a PhD research aiming at finding ways to promote sustainable domestic water usage in urban areas by encouraging behavioural change through the use of new technologies and ICTs. It was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Water Management, Holiday Inn Wembley, London on February the 25th-26th 2016.

WISDOM Newsletter issue #2

The second newsletter of WISDOM project is focus on the optimisation module focuses on real-time monitoring and actuation and leakege detection. Furthermore you can find our experience at the offsite exhibition and networking session entitled "Smart Water for the Smart City and the IoT" in the framework of ICT 2015. (Download)

WISDOM Newsletter issue #1

In this first issue of our newsletter, you find our vision to tackle water challenges and the associated optimization scenarios for ICT integration in order to better manage the water services and raise households' awareness. A glimpse of the WISDOM system high level architecture is also included. The pilots that have driven our requirements and are used to test and to validate the interest and the efficiency of the WISDOM solution are presented. The last section of the newsletter introduces the WISDOM Special Interest Group and reports on the results of the first Workshop held in Sophia Antipolis. (Download)

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Water IDEAS 2014

The WISDOM project for smart water monitoring using advanced ICT equipment, data and tools

E. Duce (DAPP), A. Musetti (DAPP), D. Belziti (CSTB), A. D. Gluhak (INTEL), M. Nalesso (IDRAN) and F. Nardi (IDRAN)

Growing water demand caused by climate change, urban development and population growth requires new business and technology platforms to manage the increased level of diversity and complexity of urban water resources management. The increasing variability of both supply and consumption will also require more sophisticated and optimized decision making. As a consequence, optimal water quality, quantity and the related energy cost management is a mandatory requirement for sustainable urban and population growth. The significant complexity and diversity of the water processes such as treatment, distribution, usage, waste management and discharge, coupled with the related uncertainties that are connected to climate change fluctuations, require always more sophisticated and accurate information to be available for decision makers to develop and maintain efficient urban water systems for supporting economic growth while preserving the safety of human population. Download: paper - presentation

Water IDEAS - 22nd to 24th October 2014 in Bologna, Italy - website

11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics

Optimised Water Demand Management Through Intelligent Sensing and Analytics: The WISDOM Approach

J. McCann (ICL), K. Ellis (INTEL), Y. Rezgui (CU) and A. Zarli (CSTB)

New business and technology platforms are required to sustainably manage urban water resources. However, any proposed solutions must be aware of security, privacy and other factors that may inhibit adoption and hence impact. The FP7 WISDOM project aims to achieve a step change in water and energy savings via the integration of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) frameworks to optimize water distribution networks and to enable change in consumer behaviour through innovative demand management and adaptive pricing schemes. The requirements of users and stakeholders at domestic, corporate and city levels are core to the WISDOM concept which centres on the integration of water distribution, sensor monitoring and communication systems. This is coupled with semantic modelling (using ontologies, to serve as intelligent linkages throughout the entire framework) and control capabilities to provide for near real-time management of urban water resources. The WISDOM framework will be modelled and simulated with initial testing at an experimental facility in France and in water facilities in Cardiff (UK) and La Spezia (Italy). These demonstrators will evaluate the integrated concept providing insight for wider adoption. Download: paper - presentation

11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics -HIC 2014, New York City, USA - website

16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis

Water analytics and intelligent sensing for demand optimised management: the WISDOM vision and approach

A. Zarli (CSTB), Y. Rezgui (CU), D. Belziti (CSTB) and E. Duce (DAPP)

New technology platforms are required to sustainably manage urban water resources, that call for intelligent sensing and appropriate data management for optimisation. The FP7 WISDOM project aims to achieve a step change in water (and energy) savings via the integration of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) frameworks to optimize water distribution networks and to enable change in consumer behaviour through innovative demand management and adaptive pricing schemes. The WISDOM approach couples sensor monitoring and communication systems with semantic modelling (using ontologies, to serve as intelligent linkages throughout the entire framework) and control capabilities to provide for near real-time management of urban water resources. The WISDOM framework will be modelled and simulated with initial testing at an experimental facility in France and in water facilities in Cardiff (UK) and La Spezia (Italy). These demonstrators will evaluate the integrated concept providing insight for wider adoption. Download: paper - presentation

Peer-review under responsibility of the Organizing Committee of WDSA 2014 - 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA 2014 - website