FIWARE for the Next Generation Internet Services for the WATER sector

Digital Water

Fiware4Water intends to connect the water sector to the IT platform FIWARE. Several interfaces and tools will be developed for the benefit of all end users of the water sector and demonstrated in four demo cases in Europe.

FIWARE is an open IT platform which was created under the Public-Private Partnership Program on the Future Internet (FI-PPP) launched by the European Commission in 2011. Since its creation, this community has evolved and is today a global ecosystem of developers, innovation centres, accelerators, cities, SMEs and start-ups. It facilitates the development of innovative digital solutions.

Regarding the water sector, the IT development of applications and management tools using Big Data is quite late, especially because it is a very fragmented sector and because of persisting problems regarding systems interoperability, data standardization, semantics and formats exchanges.

Fiware4Water therefore intends to link the water sector to the FIWARE IT platform. Several interfaces and tools will be developed for the benefit of all the end users of the water sector and will be demonstrated through 4 demo cases in Europe:

  • Water Supply System of the City of Athens (GR),
  • Drinking water distribution network of the city of Cannes (FR),
  • Amsterdam Wastewater Treatment Plant (NL),
  • Smart meters for the citizens of Great Torrington (UK).

The TZW is working on two main priorities in the project:

  • Testing a newly developed multiparameter probe in the model of a drinking water distribution network at the TZW and in the city of Cannes,
  • Development of a method/algorithm for the automated event detection in time series of water quality sensors.