The aim of D4.1 is to define and present the functional, technical and architectural requirements and spatio-temporal model for the urban DSS. The goal of the urban DSS is to provide urban water utility companies and planners with a tool that can be used to: (a) optimize and control water supply at urban level, (b) manage leaks and suggest emergency actions, (c) assess water demands, (d) manage demands through the optimal balance between supply and demand measures, (e) control water pressure in Water Supply System to reduce water leakage.
The proposed software tool integrates web technologies (web services, n-tier architecture, client and server side programming, geographical information services) to a single web-based application that will be user friendly, able to depict all necessary thematic maps related to the characteristics of the city and will prove to be a reliable monitoring and forecasting tool for the competent authorities in managing water resources at urban level.
The developed DSS is a model-driven DSS implementing a spatiotemporal model methodology which aggregates through online telemetry information about:
- The water demand of a city,
- The water distribution network characteristics of that city,
- The water consumption of each household water pipeline that belongs to the water distribution network,
- The water pressure time-series data for each pressure regulator device that controls the flow of water within the network
- The meteorological data related to the city as daily time series and
- Several other data that are implicated into the fluctuation of population using the water network such as seasonality, tourism, summer temperatures etc.
Detailed description in deliverable D4.1.