Special Issue "Smart Technologies and Water Supply Planning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Assoc. Prof. Ashok Sharma
Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities and College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3011, Melbourne, Australia
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Phone: +61 3 9919 4519
Interests: urban water; wastewater and stormwater systems; decentralised systems; hydraulic and hydrology; integrated urban water management; sustainability assessment; water resources; water sensitive urban design
Prof. Ted Gardner
Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3011, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: decentralised and on-site sewerage systems; integrated urban water management; water sensitive urban design; irrigation systems; wastewater recycling;, system thinking as applied to the Urban Water Cycle, metabolism of ecologically sensitive subdivision (water, energy and nutrient balances), quantitative microbial risk assessment of alternative urban water supplies etc.
Urbanisation, population growth and climate change drive the planning of water supply systems. Urban developments are facing a shortage of fresh water resources, yet somewhat perversely, an increase in their wastewater and stormwater generation; adverse impacts on the ecology of the receiving water environment; aging infrastructure; financial constraints and increase in GHG emissions.
Smart technologies can play an important role in the better planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply systems. These technologies may include: application of geospatial technologies including remote sensing; pressure reducing systems to mitigate potable water mains pipe bursts; maintaining demand driven pressure in systems; minimising non-revenue water by timely location of leaks; real time monitoring of systems; application of IoT for water quantity and quality monitoring; use of ITC and control systems; real time water network analysis for system control, management of rainwater storages for reducing peak runoff rates, real time feed back of water consumption and price to customers, alerting customers to hidden (sub surface) water leaks.
The application of smart technologies in also being promoted in water systems for: managing stormwater harvesting systems, local aquifers to store stormwater (ASR), real time detection of pathogens using chip based DNA technology, critical control points to ensure “out of spec water” does not pass onto the next treatment step, real time sensors & alert systems for cross connection in dual reticulation systems in suburbs and on demand UV systems (i.e., LED based) to reduce energy use from “under the sink” domestic installations.
Assoc. Prof. Ashok Sharma
Prof. Ted Gardner
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- water supply systems
- smart technologies
- real time monitoring
- contro system
- remote sensing