Future City Flow
|SWEDEN WATER RESEARCH AKTIEBOLAG - Ideon Science Park, Lund
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 7 774 000
|June 2017 - August 2019
|Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration
Purpose and goal
The primary function of a wastewater system is to direct wastewater to treatment plants. Additional water may periodically far exceed the waste water flow. It can cause great costs for purification, emission and create need for expensive investments in infrastructure. The aim is to develop a decision support system that can describe the relationship between action & effect. A platform is now in place and tested live in both Gothenburg and Helsingborg. Data is collected, existing infrastructure can be optimized in real time and future scenario can be simulated for optimal planning.
Expected results and effects
An expected effect in the long term is improved health and increased attractiveness. With good forecasts and advanced control strategies, quick information on bathing water quality can be provided. Through optimized control, combined sewer overflow is avoided and through better decision-making, expensive investments in new infrastructure can be avoided, and investment can be smarter and avoid extensive costs arising from basement flooding. Already in the pilot phase, combined sewer overflow has been reduced. Reduced investment needs are expected in the implementation phase.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been implemented in six work packages, responsible for the development of different parts of the decision support system. A key element has been the development of key and valuation figures. The key figures describe in a comparable way what the problem with additional water is and the valuation figures describe the cost / benefit effect linked to different simulations. In pilots in Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Trollhättan, the figures have been tested with high accuracy. International exposure has been given priority, which has resulted in a great market interest.