The AquaTWINS project aims to respond to the main challenges of managing the urban water cycle in small and medium-sized municipalities through the research, design and implementation of digital twins applicable to different parts of the urban water cycle, taking into account the peculiarities of each part of the water cycle through artificial intelligence solutions. The project is coordinated by the CWP and participated by ABM and Amphos 21 in the role of developers of the solution, and Aigües de Vic, Depuradores d’Osona and PRODAISA as end users of the technology.
AquaTWINS will be articulated in three phases: in the first phase, a mapping of the needs of the supply and sanitation systems in small centers will be carried out and a solution will be proposed that allows the real-time control of an ETAP (Aigües de Vic) , a drinking water supply network (PRODAISA) and a WWTP (Depuradores d’Osona). In this sense, it is important to highlight the participation of companies exploiting the water cycle that will help define the challenges and needs. Once the initial survey has been carried out and the scope of each solution has been identified, it will be necessary to carry out an inventory of the infrastructures, integrate data from different sources and study the most appropriate information visualization techniques.
In the next phases of the project, the digital twins will be equipped with predictive capacity through artificial intelligence algorithms and new data will be integrated incorporating the incorporation of new sensors into the systems studied.
AquaTWINS (AEI-010500-2022B-73) ha estat cofinançat pel Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo (MINCOTUR) en la segona convocatòria d’Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (AEIs) del 2022 en el marc dels ajuts Next Generation i el Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia.
Designing digital twins for the management of the water cycle in small municipalities