Proposal ID: 832876
Role: Partner
Acronym: Aqua3S
Topic: SU-DRS03-2018-2019-2020
Type of action: IA
Call identifier: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020

Enhancing Standardisation strategies to integrate innovative technologies for Safety and Security in existing water networks: aqua3S

Duration in months: 36
Fixed keyword 1: Security
Fixed keyword 2: Standardisation
Fixed keyword 3: Crisis management
Fixed keyword 4: Protection of areas and infrastructures
Free keywords: standardisation, detection technologies, water supply networks, sensor network integration, social
interaction, citizen feedback, early warning, contingency plan, network recovery

Exposure of citizens to potential disasters has led to vulnerable societies that require risk reduction measures. Drinking
water is one main source of risk when its safety and security is not ensured. aqua3S combines novel technologies in water
safety and security, aiming to standardise existing sensor technologies complemented by state-of-the-art detection
mechanisms. On the one hand sensor networks are deployed in water supply networks and sources, supported by complex
sensors for enhanced detection; on the other hand sensor measurements are supported by videos from Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAVs), satellite images and social media observations from the citizens that report low-quality water in their area
(e.g. by colorisation), creating also social awareness and an interactive knowledge transfer. Semantic representation and
data fusion provides intelligent DSS alerts and messages to the public through first responders’ mediums. The proposed
technical solution is designed to offer a very effective detection system, taking into account the cost of the aqua3S platform
and targets at very high return over investment ratio. A strategy for the insertion of aqua3S solution into the market is
designed towards the standardisation of the proposed technologies and the aqua3S secure platform.

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