Saturday, 11th July 2020

iBATHWATER. Advanced urban water management to efficiently ensure bathing water quality

The goal of iBATHWATER (Advanced urban water management to ensure water bathing quality, LIFE17 ENV / ES / 000396) is to demonstrate the efficiency of the integrated management of urban sewage system to effectively minimize untreated wastewater discharges, reduce pollution and environmental impact on receiving water bodies and minimizing the health risks of bathing areas during episodes of short-term contamination.
The project will provide an open platform capable of combining operational and administrative information with innovative online microbial measurements to ensure the quality of bathing water during rain events.
The solution will demonstrate in large scenarios and in real scale the usefulness of integrated management under a standard and interoperable framework (open data exchange) (Barcelona and Berlin). In fact, existing systems will be coordinated with on-line water quality monitoring and control tools, sewage treatment technologies, knowledge-based decision support systems (KDSS) and external systems (for example , coastal and tidal models).
The consortium consists of 5 partners: Fundació Eurecat (Coordinator), ADASA Sistemas, S.A.U., Barcelona Cicle de l'Aigua, S.A., Ajuntament de Barcelona, ​​and Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH.
The duration is 40 months (from September 2018 to December 2021), with a total budget of € 2,274,164.