Increased knowledge and higher levels of understanding among consumers (both private and public entities) are critical for effective water management. Based on big data technology, the EU-funded NAIADES project will promote innovative water management solutions to improve services for homes and public buildings, such as shopping malls and hospitals. It will collect real-time data from buildings to provide information about the maintenance of operations. The project will be implemented along three different dimensions: spatial (including groups such as ageing, disabled persons and children), temporal and nodal. For personalised feedback and recommendation services, the project will design an app aimed at promoting user engagement in water conservation activities.
NAIADES Ecosystem envisions transforming water sector through automated and smarter water resource management and environmental monitoring, achieving a high level of water services in both residential or commercial consumers, exploiting the efficient use of physical and digital components of water ecosystem. NAIADES will apply in various situations on diverse big data in terms of sources, data types, and entities represented that is collected by such water monitoring and control systems in Europe, including (i) the water consumption in both retail and corporation efficiency, (ii) the confidence of water consumers (including special groups as ageing, disabled persons and children), by measuring the water quality in residential buildings, offices and public infrastructures (mall, hospital), (iii) the safety and reliability through the detection of warning signs from equipment failures and maintenance report, and (iv) personalized persuasive feedback and recommendation services provided to the NAIADES App Users aiming to enhance public awareness on water consumption and usage savings, and promote user engagement in water conservation activities. NAIADES AI elements, aim to provide multidimensional intelligence on the water ecosystem by introducing: Situational Intelligence – by collecting real-time data from the buildings as they are in operation and analysing it in three different dimensions; Spatial, Temporal and Nodal; Operational intelligence – by using the power of data and its capability to extract the right information at the right time to provide insight into water infrastructure operation and improve the effectiveness of maintenance activities; Asset intelligence: the continuous data streams produced from various sub-systems in buildings will help OEMs build digital twins that represent physical systems in real-time. NAIADES ecosystem will be validated and demostrated in three heterogeneous pilot sites.
NEWS ABOUT THE PROJECT
The paper by authors Klemen Kenda, Jože Peternelj, Dimitris Kofinas, Nikos Mellios, Matej Čerin, Jože Rožanec was published in the Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA.
In January 2020 we participated in the H2020 NAIADES project consortium meeting in Alicante, Spain where the progress of the three pilot projects has been reviewed with a special focus on the city of Alicante. The project supports the modernization and digitization of water sector by providing a solution for the control and management of water ecosystems.
NAIADES aims to address the increased need for sustainable and eco-friendly water methodologies by defining a new ICT framework. Driven by the need to yield an end-to-end, uniform approach, NAIADES redefines water management by taking into consideration issues pertaining to cost, safety, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance, user behaviour and ethics.
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