Project Overview

The hypothesis in the present project is that improved understanding of dominant processes related to wastewater systems, such as propagation of uncertainty in modelling of wastewater systems; water quality; health risks and integrated control - will make cost efficient planning more feasible and reduce the pressures mentioned above. In addition, real time information and longer more reliable forecasts will make it possible to optimize the full wastewater system in real time with respect to running costs and reduced damages on society. Significant knowledge gaps today exist within: rainfall predictions by weather radar; real time estimation of water quality and flooding; health risks from contact with wastewater; procedures for integrated control of the full wastewater system.

The present project will fill in some of these knowledge gaps and deliver components for real-time decision support following a drop of water from the sky to the recipient – so that the wastewater system can be operated with maximum benefit for.

The starting point of the research project is existing state-of-the-art technologies and software available among the project partners in relation to the following topics: weather forecasting, rainfall prediction by use of radar, ground-based monitoring systems, IT communication systems, hydrodynamic models and process-based models and optimisation and control systems ofwastewater systems.

The research in the project focused on:

  • Nowcasting of the current conditions in real time.
  • Forecasting of future conditions in real time.
  • Identification of the optimal actions based on the current and forecasted conditions.
  • Integrated control of the wastewater system.

The research is divided into 5 work packages carried out by 8 PhD-projects (6 PhD projects funded by the projects, 2 PhD projects connected to the projects), 6,7 post-doc year.

More information can be found on various pages of the website.