Data management application for the Municipal Enterprise of Water and Sewage of Chania for the Research Project AquaNet
The Project “Smart, autonomous, self-powered and low-cost pilot wireless sensor network (WSN) for city-wide water management system” is supported by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Operational Program 2007-2013 and European Regional Development Fund. Members of the project implementation team are: Telecommunications Systems Institute of Technical University of Crete, Radiocommunications Laboratory of Physics department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Geospatial Enabling Technologies, Zalikas Liontas Techniki, Municipal Enterprise of Water and Sewage of Chania.
For the AquaNet project, a large-scale low-cost pilot wireless sensor network (WSN) for city-wide water management system which can increase the capacity for monitoring and managing water for the Municipal Enterprise of Water and Sewage of Chania. (MEWSC)
Moreover, in order to increase project’s usefulness and functionality for the end user (administrators of MEWSC), geospatial substance is given to information through the development of Geographic Information System implemented by GEOSPATIAL ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES (GET). The web application provides display of water network points and alerts in case of leakage or level drop.
GIS application developed by GET can become for MEWSC a very useful tool for monitoring water network and prevent and mange on time drinking water. The expansion of the system and the process for import new data will be very easy, e.g. additional points where new sensors will be located, data from other authorities cooperating with MEWSC and information supporting decision making procedure by MEWSC for development and maintenance of a smart water network.