SCEWA, Early Warning System for Water Treatment Plants as Basis for Defining and Supporting the Concept of Early Warning Analysis (SCEWA)
The ultimate objective of this project is to develop an intelligent EWS for WTP that will be accessible on line through the EPA web site. The main users of the early warning system are expected to be the WTP managers and personnel. The objective of the early warnings to the WTP personnel is to minimize the occurrence of operational problems in WTP in Ireland by 'predicting' their occurrence and by transmitting appropriate mitigating and response actions. In case of emergencies the user group might be expanded to include the group of people that have been affected during the occurrence of a severe incident/accident through the activation of alert services which will be embedded within the EWS and will support email, phone and text alerts. In parallel, we will investigate the potential of using the EWS platform for supporting the reliable and effective reporting of WTP to the EPA. A conceptual use case view of the intelligent EWS is shown in Figure 3.
If you want to read more about this project, you can do so at erc.epa.ie.
Environmental Protection Agency 2007-DRP-2-S5
Ioannis M. Dokas
Keywords: Water Treatment Plants; Early Warning Systems; Mitigation; Effective reporting