SPACE-O at World Water Week

Highlights from World Water Week in Stockholm, 26- 31 August 2018

During the 2018 World Water Week in Stockholm,  SPACE-O was presented to our fellow water experts. During this showcase event three components of the SPACE-O Portal, the Water Information System (WIS), the Early Warning System (EWS) and the Water Treatment Plant Optimization Tool (WTPO), were demonstrated to the audience.

Apostolos Tzimas, our lead coordinator, made a presentation of the project, focusing on the significance of advanced science and technology innovation in developing reliable solutions for the water industry. Godfrey Masinde from Nairobi Water, Kenya, shared experiences with algae blooms and high turbidity events they face in their everyday operations. He further presented feedback on our water quality forecasting platform from the perspective of their water utility.

Discussions with the audience were very insightful and once more helped us to better understand the diverse perspectives and requirements of potential end users of our solutions. Topics that were discussed included the potential application of the tools to forecast the spread of water borne diseases; the costs of using the SPACE-O platform customized to a specific location; and the uncertainty of the produced forecasts.

You may find the opening presentation as well as the video recording of the event in the links below.

Showcase Presentation