The HYDROLEAKS2.0 project is an experimental development activity based on the need of water distribution network managers to improve the control of their installations. It stems from the data and results obtained in the previous HYDROELAKS project and is based on collaboration between technology-based companies offering different solutions in the field of digitisation, water distribution network management bodies and clusters. HYDROELAKS2.0 proposes the development of new artificial intelligence tools to calculate water operator leakage, using high temporal and spatial resolution models that take into account both real and apparent leakage. As a final result, the project proposes to generate a Digital Clone or Digital Twin of a supply network and to undertake new solutions that, through the use of AI, allow the detection of leaks. The results are managed through a digital platform, which already represents an important operational and economic improvement for companies operating in the water cycle, and a reduction in network management efforts. All this will be a first step that will open the door to further developments in future phases of the project.
In later phases, the project will focus on a solution oriented towards preventive maintenance, new algorithms for the operational management of the water networks and the water flow or the economic forecasting of investments, again based on AI solutions. The main objective of the present project is, therefore, to calculate with high resolution and frequency the real, baseline and incremental flows from the combination of different digital tools. In this sense, the objectives derived from this broader general objective are:
This project will lead to an improvement in the management of water distribution networks for the operators participating in the project, with the possibility of being replicated and scaled according to the needs of other managing bodies. This improvement will result in a better cost of service for subscribers, in a reduction of water losses, with the consequent improvement in terms of sustainability and finally in the improvement of the operation and maintenance of the infrastructures of the network management companies.
HYDROLEAKS2.0, amb número d’expedient AEI-010500-2021b-154, està cofinançat pel Ministeri d’Indústria, Comerç i Turisme (MINCOTUR) mitjançant la segona convocatòria d’AEIs del 2021 en el marc dels ajuts Next Generation i el Pla de Recuperació, Transformació i Resiliència.
Experimental development activity to improve control of facilities