Dr Andrea Capiluppi from the Department of Computer Science wins European Commission FP7 funding for Integrated Support System for Efficient WATer USage (ISS-EWATUS) project
Dr Andrea Capiluppi from the Department of Computer Science wins grant for water management research.
Dr Andrea Capiluppi was awarded 284k for the FP7 project named Integrated Support System for Efficient WATer USage and resources management (ISS-EWATUS).
The scope of the FP7 ISS-EWATUS project is to produce a holistic approach in the water management and saving by:
* installing physical devices at households to monitor the usage of water;
* recording the usage of water in real time, and storing such data for later usage;
* developing a decision support system (DSS) to (1) profile the usage of water in households and (2) to plan a water demand reduction intervention
* designing a DSS for water companies to detect leaks, to assess and manage seasonal or irregular water demands;
* creating a social media platform to promote and induce behavioural change in the water usage by individuals, families and households, and
* developing and simulating a set of adaptive water price systems to support the decision of policy makers.
The Department of Computer Science at Brunel University will focus on the creation of the social network platform: the development will be achieved in three iterations, incorporating different features in each iteration. The appropriate requirements will need to be discussed and approved; and the design of the platform will be also produced with the right components and connectors to other parts of the overall system.