About the Project

Introduction

Water supply systems (WSS) are large-scale systems that abstract, treat and transport water over vast geographical areas to consumers being crucial a safe and efficient operation of these systems. These systems leads to significant environmental impacts due to huge amount of energy consumed, GHG emissions, and water leakages. Current control systems are designed to deliver water not to provide water efficiently. Besides that, water networks operation and management still relies on the utilities accumulated experience, which made arise a question “if the water supply systems are most of the times inefficient, why aren’t utilities already implementing advanced approaches such as the ones being proposed in LIFE SWSS?”.

Therefore, LIFE SWSS project emerged from the following project drivers:

-Energy Intensive consumption of WSS and respective EU targets for 2020 (EU Energy Climate Package, known as 20-20-20 targets”.
-Water losses (Leakage) – Common problem in water supply systems, undermining water-resource efficiency, and related to Flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy and Water Framework Directive (WFD).
-Difficulty in taking the Step Forward – As strongly emphasized in The Economist, Special Report on Smart Systems (4/11/2010) “… today water distribution systems are still essentially networks of dumb pipes.”

To solve these common issues, is missing to water utilities and their supply chain an integrated platform
that will enable efficient operational management and decision support (SWSS platform).

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EVENTS

Oct
01
2018

4º Workshop LIFE SWSS

em adata e local a…
Mar
23
2018

4th Stakeholder Exchange Forum

The 4th SEF took place…
Oct
25
2017

3rd Stakeholder Exchange Forum

The third SEF was held…

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LIFE SWSS at the workshop organized by ICT4Water

Published on 18 July 2018

Following its accession to the ICT4Water cluster, LIFE SWSS was invited to participate…

LIFE SWSS becomes a member of the ICT4Water cluster

Published on 18 June 2018

Project LIFE SWSS joined the ICT4Water Cluster.  The ICT4WATER cluster is a "hub" for…

4th SEF

Published on 23 March 2018

The 4th Stakeholders Exchange Forum (SEF) was held on March 23, 2018. The…

3rd visit to the project

Published on 13 March 2018

The third visit to the project took place on March 13, 2018. Dr.…

LIFE SWSS at ENEG 2017

Published on 24 November 2017

LIFE SWSS was disseminated at ENEG 2017, 21-24 November 2017, Évora. Laura Monteiro…

3rd LIFE SWSS WORKSHOP

Published on 26 October 2017

The third LIFE SWSS workshop was held at Albufeira, Algarve, on 25th October…

3rd SEF

Published on 25 October 2017

The 3rd Stakeholders Exchange Forum (SEF) was held on October 25, 2017. The…

LIFE SWSS at the Porto Water Innovation Week

Published on 29 September 2017

LIFE SWSS was disseminated at Porto Water Innovation Week / Water Match /…

LIFE SWSS at the “Innovative Water Saving Solutions” workshop

Published on 12 September 2017

LIFE SWSS was presented on 11 September 2017 by Marco Estrela with an…

2nd LIFE SWSS workshop

Published on 30 March 2017

The 2nd Workshop of the Life SWSS Project took place on March 15…

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2018

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