Hybrid AI for leak localisation in the drinking water grid up to street level in soft real-time

As the climate changes, water availability comes under stress, making efficient water provision all the more critical. However, undiscovered water grid leaks cause over 60 million m3 of drinking water to be lost every year in Flanders alone. To help turn the tide, SmartWaterGrid will create hybrid digital twins of real-time water flow and pressure. This will be done using IoT sensors augmented with GIS data, hydraulic models, expert knowledge and human feedback to accelerate and fine-tune the process of localizing leaks.

The SmartWaterGrid consortium consists of De Watergroep, Hydroscan, Itineris, Aloxy, IDLab Ghent University-imec & IDLab UAntwerp-imec

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