Drinking water supply in prosperous water shortage regions (TRUST)

Drinking water storage in a village in the Peruvian Andes

In the BMBF joint project TRUST, new planning tools and integrated water supply and waste water disposal concepts are developed together with experts from various disciplines, using Lima/Peru as an example.

In the joint project TRUST, TZW is developing new planning tools and integrated water supply and waste water disposal concepts together with experts from various disciplines, using Lima/Peru as an example. This region is representative of many areas with water shortages around the world. An additional challenge for sustainable water resource management is the inadequate database on the quantity and quality of waters. The work in TRUST should help to achieve the sustainable development objectives for water set by the United Nations (Agenda 2030).

TZW will create the database in the collaboration with the Institute for Water and River Basin Management (IWG), the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) (both KIT), the company OTT and local stakeholders. This culminates in a decision-making support and risk management system for water suppliers developed by TZW and Disy. The catchment area of a reservoir in Saxony is used as a test area to develop the methods and to investigate the transferability of the results with the Landestalsperrenverwaltung Sachsen (Reservoir administration of Saxony).

Together with the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management at the University of Stuttgart (ISWA) and the engineering firm ipp, water supply and water recycling concepts are being developed to use the available water resources as efficiently as possible.

The ZIRIUS institute at the University of Stuttgart is coordinating the project, together with the consultants decon international, is identifying the stakeholders in the Peruvian water sector and possible conflicts of use, and is developing training measures.

 

Publications:

Jonas Gottwalt, Andreas Abecker, Friederike Brauer, Thilo Fischer, David Riepl, Vanessa Rojas & Sebastian Sturm (2018): Designing a Web-Based Application for Process-Oriented Risk Management of Drinking-Water Catchments According to the Water Safety Plan Approach. In: H.-J. Bungartz, D. Kranzlmüller, V. Weinberg, J. Weismüller, V. Wohlgemuth (ed.): Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics - Managing Disruption, Big Data and Open Science. Progress in IS

Jonas Gottwalt, David Riepl, Andreas Abecker, Friederike Brauer, Thilo Fischer, Sebastian Sturm (2018): Prototyp einer web-basierten Software-Anwendung zur Unterstützung des Water Safety Plan (WSP) Konzepts [Prototype of a web-based software application to support the Water safety Plan (WSP) concept]. Conference proceedings of the 25th workshop "Umweltinformationssysteme 2018 - Umweltdaten - in allen Dimensionen und zu jeder Zeit? (UIS 2018)" des Arbeitskreises "Umweltinformationssysteme" der Fachgruppe "Informatik im Umweltschutz" der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) [“Environmental information systems 2018 – environmental data – in all dimensions and at all times? (UIS 2018)” of the Environmental information systems working group of the Computer science in environmental protection expert group at the German Informatics Society (GI)] , Nuremberg, Germany, 7/8 June 2018. ceur-ws.org/Vol-2197/

 

 

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