Work package 3: Enhanced solution space

The developments in WP1 and WP2 are merged with the need for concrete solutions in WP3 based on a mapping of current practices and improved methods for valuating costs and benefits. This enables enhanced solutions to be developed and demonstrated.

WP 3.1 Mainstreaming within and across utilities

Mapping of current paradigms, soft- and hardware tools and solutions, and other data across utilities. Defining overall best combination of physical locations, physical equipment, ICT solutions, organizational setting etc. to demonstrate methods and tools developed in the project.

WP 3.2 Data for identification and validation of methods

Selecting and installing sensors and collecting data for the development of methods and testing of ICT tools.

WP 3.3 Valuation

Enhanced methods are developed to enable incorporation of the full impacts of water-related externalities into decision making. Using e.g. environmental economics and methods for valuation of externalities we will enable improved assessment of impacts of (changes in) damage costs as well as risk reducing measures. These assessments will be used to frame and prioritize objectives of the Water Smart City for both planning and operation situations (e.g. investment and operation cost, energy reduction, environmental and tangible losses, etc.). The assessments will be made transparent and simple in order to enhance communication with other stakeholders, notably local and national governments.

WP3.4 Testing and verifying approaches in virtual and real environments

Testing of the ICT tools for selected test sites managed by the utility partners. The testing will be carried out in parallel and in close collaboration with the software development. For testing and evaluating the performance of the RTC approaches and comparing with existing control systems, virtual real-time environments will be established. Test campaigns will be executed and documented for both planning and operation modes. For ICT-solutions this also includes selecting and installing equipment, establishing communication interfaces, and adaptation of current ICT solutions.
Examples of key staff and results:
Julie Skrydstrup, balancing costs and benefits of new urban water management objectives, PhD student at DTU Environment.