Detailed information regarding contamination sources (localisation and intensity) is explored by means of an online running model, which is automatically calibrated to the measured sensor data. In this project, the technical research work is complemented with sociological, economical and management analysis. Considering social science and economics combined with applied mathematics, civil and environmental engineering and fluid mechanics research defines an interdisciplinary approach. To this extend, five main research aims are defined, 1) Smart sensors and alarm generation, 2) Online simulation model for reliable water quantity and quality predictions, 3) Optimal location of sensors, 4) Online source identification of contaminants and 5) Risk analysis, identification and evaluation of impacts (real impacts and perceived ones).

The French-German cooperative research project consists of end users (BWB, Berlin in Germany; and CUS, Strasbourg and Veolia-Vedif, Paris in France), technical and socio-economic research institutions (Fraunhofer IOSB, TZW, Irstea, ENGEES) and industrial partners on both the French and the German side (Veolia-Veri, 3S Consult). It ideally combines top-level research with the practical needs of water supply utilities. Among the main expected results, two simulation software tools are planned to be extended for online use: those of partners Irstea and 3S Consult. The three WDN operators will benefit from the outputs and data traceability technology. 

SMaRT-OnlineWDN started in April 2012 and will last from 3 to 4 years. It is financed by the ANR (reference project: ANR-11-SECU-006) and the BMBF (reference project: 13N12180). This project obtained a quality-label by the pole of competitiveness Hydreos.  


The 21th January 2013 :  SMaRT-OnlineWDN project was selected to illustrate the French-German cooperation on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the Treaty of the Elysee. More informations on http://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid66829/annee-franco-allemande-cinquantenaire-du-traite-de-l-elysee.html




17 March 2015

TZW, Dresden, Germany

Thirty-sixth meeting

The 36th meeting and final held at TZW, in Dresden – Germany, on March 17th & 18th, 2015.

07 October 2014

Veolia Environment, Nanterre, France

Thirtieth meeting

The 30th meeting held at Veolia Environment, in Nanterre – France, on October 7th & 8th, 2014.

02 April 2014

DVGW TZW Water Technical Center, Dresden, Germany

Twenty-fourth meeting

The 24th meeting at DVGW TZW Water Technical Center, in Dresden – Germany, on April 2nd & 3rd, 2014.

17 October 2013

CUS, ENGEES & European Parliament, Strasbourg, France

Eighteenth meeting

The 18th meeting at CUS, ENGEES & European Parliament in Strasbourg – France, on October 17th & 18th, 2013.

10 July 2013

BWB & TZW, Berlin, Germany

Cluster 4

Cluster meeting held at BWB & TZW, in Berlin – Germany, on July 10th & 11th, 2013. to work about transport aspect, to test application.

11 April 2013

IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany

Twelfth meeting

The 12th meeting at IOSB, in Karlsruhe – Germany, on April 11th & 12th, 2013.

25 February 2013

ENGEES school, Strasbourg, France

Cluster 3

Cluster meeting held at ENGEES school in Strasbourg – France, on February 25th, 2013.

18 October 2012

Irstea, Bordeaux, France

Sixth meeting

The 6th meeting at Irstea, in Bordeaux – France, on October 18th & 19th, 2012.

25 June 2012

3SConsult, Dresden, Germany

Cluster 2

Cluster meeting held at TWZ and 3SConsult, in Dresden – Germany, on June 25th, 26th and 27th, 2012.

18 June 2012

ENGEES, Strasbourg, France

Cluster 1

Cluster meeting held at ENGEES, in Strasbourg – France, on June 18th, 2012.

16 April 2012

BWB, Berlin, Germany

Kick-off meeting

Kick-off meeting held at BWB, in Berlin – Germany, on April 16th and 17th, 2012.