PROJECTE SCOREwater: Smart City Observatories implement REsilient Water Management

ENTITAT FINANÇADORA

Call H2020-SC5-2018-2, grant agreement no 820751; https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/820751

DURADA

2019-2023

COORDINADOR

IVL (Sweden)

INVESTIGADOR PRINCIPAL

Lluïs Corominas (lcorominas@icra.cat)

INVESTIGADORS

Mònica Escolà, Nicole Schroeter, Ian Zammit, Pablo Gago, Sara Rodriguez, Mira Petrovic, Carles Borrego

IMPORT ICRA

388 511.75 €

Summary of SCOREwater project.

 

SCOREwater enhances the resilience of cities against climate change and urbanisation by enabling a water smart society and securing future ecosystem services. We introduce digital services to improve management of wastewater, storm-water and flooding events. Services are developed and verified by relevant stakeholders (communities, municipalities, businesses, civil society) in iterative collaboration with developers, tailoring to stakeholders’ needs. We identify best practices for developing and using the digital services, addressing water stakeholders beyond the project partners and develop technologies to increase public engagement in water management. SCOREwater deliver an innovation ecosystem driven by the financial savings in both maintenance and operation of water systems that are offered using the SCOREwater digital services, providing new business opportunities for water and ICT SMEs.

 

Summary of ICRA contribution to SCOREwater.

 

ICRA established a team which will bring together technology and imagination to mine socioeconomic information of neighbourhoods from the chemical and microbiological analysis of their citizens’ sewage, the so-called “sewage sociology”. At ICRA we believe that sewage sociology can be used for the monitoring of health risk factors and health status of communities. Such approach can become a valuable complement to existing methods which show some limitations. For instance, questionnaire surveys have limitations due to the lack of veracity in participants’ responses and budget constraints, which restrict the spatiotemporal coverage. Population databases (e.g. census) and medical records often lack socio-economic data and lifestyle habits, they are not fully reliable or complete, and are infrequently updated (only once every year in the best situations).

The SCOREwater project (https://www.scorewater.eu/) aims at mining socio-economic information from sewage samples: i) from the engineering point of view by the development of approaches for the selection of sampling points and design of sampling strategies; ii) from the chemistry view with the deployment of target and non-target analytical methods; and iii) from the microbiology perspective with the estimation of microbiome diversity from sewage samples and the quantification of antibiotic resistant genes. SCOREwater counts on several complementary Catalan partners (ICRA, BCASA, s::can iberia, IERMB and IDIAPJGol) working all together in the case-study of Barcelona where 3 neighbourhoods will be monitored during 1 year. All the analytical data will be analysed in tandem with information collected from health databases (prescribed drugs, lifestyle habits and health status), with information on the socio-economic status of the inhabitants, and with information obtained from telephone surveys (lead by IERMB).

 

Do you feel excited about the project?

If you feel excited about the project and would like to conduct your BsC, master, PhD project, or an internship with us, please contact Lluís Corominas.

 

Dissemination.

An article on sewage sociology was published in the aigues.net blog.

https://www.aigues.net/grupo-icratech-iv-sociologia-analisis-aguas-residuales/

 

Awards.

The Catalan Water Partnership (http://www.cwp.cat/) organized the III WATER SECTOR INNOVATION FORUM. As a novelty, the event was the first edition of the Catalan Water Partnership Awards for Best Innovative Solution and R&D Project. The winner was ICRA with the paper Lifestyle and health information mined from sewage: a new paradigm for urban epidemiology.

http://www.cwp.cat/mes-de-170-inscrits-al-iii-forum-dinnovacio-del-sector-de-laigua-organitzat-pel-cwp/

 

Press release:

  Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua (ICRA)

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

larioja.com - 30/05/2019

 

Analizarán las aguas del alcantarillado para saber los hábitos de cada barrio

agencias.abc.es - 30/05/2019

 

Estudiarán el agua del alcantarillado para conocer los hábitos de los barrios de Barcelona

gentedigital.es - 30/05/2019

 

Estudiarán el agua del alcantarillado para conocer los hábitos de los barrios de Barcelona

europapress.es - 30/05/2019

 

Inteligencia Artificial y Big Data aplicadas al alcantarillado de Barcelona

aguasresiduales.info - 30/05/2019

 

Inteligencia Artificial y Big Data aplicadas al alcantarillado de Barcelona a fin de generar información sobre la personalidad de los barrios

futurenviro.es - 30/05/2019

 

Inteligencia Artificial y Big Data aplicadas al alcantarillado para generar información sobre la personalidad de los barrios

retema.es - 30/05/2019

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

cope.es - 30/05/2019

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

diariovasco.com - 30/05/2019

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

elcomercio.es - 30/05/2019

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

elconfidencial.com - 30/05/2019

 

Proyecto analizará las aguas residuales para ver los hábitos de los barrios

hoy.es - 30/05/2019

 

Un estudio del agua del alcantarillado revelará los hábitos de los barceloneses

lavanguardia.com - 30/05/2019

 

Un estudio del agua del alcantarillado revelará los hábitos de los barceloneses

msn.com - 30/05/2019

 

Un proyecto europeo analizará las aguas residuales para conocer los hábitos de los barrios

efeverde.com - 30/05/2019

 

Un proyecto europeo aplica la Inteligencia Artificial y el Big Data al alcantarillado de Barcelona

iagua.es - 30/05/2019

 

Big Data para analizar las alcantarillas de Barcelona: un proyecto europeo averiguará qué tiramos a la basura y cómo nos medicamos

businessinsider.es - 31/05/2019

 

Estudian la sociología de las aguas residuales de Barcelona con inteligencia artificial y big data

esmartcity.es - 31/05/2019

 

Analitzaran l’aigua del clavegueram per saber els hàbits als barris

20 Minutos - 31/05/2019