RTWQM - Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (AG100)

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RTWQM - Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (AG100)

The AG “RTWQM” addresses specifically developments that strengthen the interaction between “sensor technologies” and “data analyses & monitoring tools” to safeguard or improve water quality aspects in the different water using sectors following the smart water concept described under 4.7 and 4.9 of the EIP on Water SIP. Included are all sensors and analyzers that can measure water quality parameters (physical, chemical or biological) within a reasonable time and are working in an autonomous way with low maintenance requirements. The RTWQM concept includes the retrieval, transmission, processing and validation of raw data, to convert it into useful information.

Objectives and expected results of the Action group are:

  • To identify the current State of the Art and best practices, including soft sensor systems.
  • To identify the water managers’ and users’ needs in terms of RTWQM.
  • To foster RTWQM techniques in operational applications for improved water management and resource efficiency in: water body protection, drinking water and wastewater.
  • To initiate the use of advanced data processing and modeling tools to add value to real time data and provide useful information for decision-making.
  • To act as a bridge between promising RTD results towards reliable and robust industrial products, ready to market, matching water sector needs with RTD offer in terms of RTWQM.
  • To identify market opportunities and address barriers.

The potential for RTWQM is very high because of the need to preserve water resources and to improve process efficiency in water supply and sanitation. For this one needs knowledge of the time evolution of water quality in a continuous way, thus allowing enhanced decision-making. The main innovation contributions will be: the definition of new affordable monitoring strategies and the enhancement of the innovation chain for RTWQM technologies.

The market for RTWQM solutions can be divided in 3 main areas of application:

  • Resource efficiency, in terms of chemical dosing and energy, in water treatment processes for both water supply and waste water;
  • Early warning systems to detect pollution of surface water, ground water catchments and drinking water resources;
  • Control networks to monitor industrial and urban waste water discharges and water reuse systems.

The partners of the consortium together cover all the specific European climates, different technologies and functions across the value chain, from research up to standardisation bodies. In addition co-operation with other AG’s is foreseen especially with the Action Group on Industrial Water Re-use and Recycling.

A senior specialist in cleantech finance and...

Business Development Group ( BDGroup) is...

Uwe Fortkamp, MSc in Process engineering, has...

Gilles Neveu, Director for Innovation and...

Strategic advisor Waterquality at WLN. Interested...

He has a Bachelor in Chemistry (UAB, 1992), MSc...

Expert within water treatment and waste water...

He focuses his research on the development of...

CEO of Gdansk Water Foundation, MSc Eng in...

Scientific researcher at KWR Watercycle Research...

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23rd June 2017

RTWQM AG has been participating in the EC initiative on water re-use to promote a greater uptake of water reuse at EU level. There were consultation activities in 2 working groups:

8th May 2017

The lead member ADASA of the Action Group RTWQM, who is also the project co-lead of WEAM4i, together with the lead member CER of the Action Group WIRE have co-written a policy document on the future of smart irrigation management in Europe.
The document presents policy challenges and...

16th August 2016

The “Real Time Water Quality Monitoring” Action Group is represented in the Thematic Group “Water” of the European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP), focussing on chemical and biological risks to the...

27th January 2016

The workshop is being organised by the R3Water project and the EIP Water “Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (RTQWM)” Action Group.

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30th September 2015

The Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (RTWQM) is an Action Group set up under the umbrella of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water), initiative of the European Commission. The main aim of the RTWQM AG is to foster solutions to water challenges based on online water...

16th December 2014

The RTWQM is an Action Group set up under the umbrella of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) inititiave of the EC. The main aim of the RTWQM AG is to foster solutions to water challenges based on online water quality monitoring technologies and affordable monitoring...

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RTWQM - Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (AG100)

The AG “RTWQM” addresses specifically developments that strengthen the interaction between “sensor technologies” and “data analyses & monitoring tools” to safeguard or improve water quality aspects in the different water using sectors following the smart water concept described under 4.7 and 4.9 of the EIP on Water SIP. Included are all sensors and analyzers that can measure water quality parameters (physical, chemical or biological) within a reasonable time and are working in an autonomous way with low maintenance requirements. The RTWQM concept includes the retrieval, transmission, processing and validation of raw data, to convert it into useful information.

Objectives and expected results of the Action group are:

  • To identify the current State of the Art and best practices, including soft sensor systems.
  • To identify the water managers’ and users’ needs in terms of RTWQM.
  • To foster RTWQM techniques in operational applications for improved water management and resource efficiency in: water body protection, drinking water and wastewater.
  • To initiate the use of advanced data processing and modeling tools to add value to real time data and provide useful information for decision-making.
  • To act as a bridge between promising RTD results towards reliable and robust industrial products, ready to market, matching water sector needs with RTD offer in terms of RTWQM.
  • To identify market opportunities and address barriers.

The potential for RTWQM is very high because of the need to preserve water resources and to improve process efficiency in water supply and sanitation. For this one needs knowledge of the time evolution of water quality in a continuous way, thus allowing enhanced decision-making. The main innovation contributions will be: the definition of new affordable monitoring strategies and the enhancement of the innovation chain for RTWQM technologies.

The market for RTWQM solutions can be divided in 3 main areas of application:

  • Resource efficiency, in terms of chemical dosing and energy, in water treatment processes for both water supply and waste water;
  • Early warning systems to detect pollution of surface water, ground water catchments and drinking water resources;
  • Control networks to monitor industrial and urban waste water discharges and water reuse systems.

The partners of the consortium together cover all the specific European climates, different technologies and functions across the value chain, from research up to standardisation bodies. In addition co-operation with other AG’s is foreseen especially with the Action Group on Industrial Water Re-use and Recycling.

Members

A senior specialist in cleantech finance and...

Business Development Group ( BDGroup) is...

Uwe Fortkamp, MSc in Process engineering, has...

Gilles Neveu, Director for Innovation and...

Strategic advisor Waterquality at WLN. Interested...

He has a Bachelor in Chemistry (UAB, 1992), MSc...

Expert within water treatment and waste water...

He focuses his research on the development of...

CEO of Gdansk Water Foundation, MSc Eng in...

Scientific researcher at KWR Watercycle Research...

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23rd June 2017

RTWQM AG has been participating in the EC initiative on water re-use to promote a greater uptake of water reuse at EU level. There were consultation activities in 2 working groups:

8th May 2017

The lead member ADASA of the Action Group RTWQM, who is also the project co-lead of WEAM4i, together with the lead member CER of the Action Group WIRE have co-written a policy document on the future of smart irrigation management in Europe.
The document presents policy challenges and...

16th August 2016

The “Real Time Water Quality Monitoring” Action Group is represented in the Thematic Group “Water” of the European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP), focussing on chemical and biological risks to the...

27th January 2016

The workshop is being organised by the R3Water project and the EIP Water “Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (RTQWM)” Action Group.

...

30th September 2015

The Real Time Water Quality Monitoring (RTWQM) is an Action Group set up under the umbrella of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water), initiative of the European Commission. The main aim of the RTWQM AG is to foster solutions to water challenges based on online water...

16th December 2014

The RTWQM is an Action Group set up under the umbrella of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) inititiave of the EC. The main aim of the RTWQM AG is to foster solutions to water challenges based on online water quality monitoring technologies and affordable monitoring...

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