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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Successful Horizon 2020 Project: CENTAUR - Will Shepherd, University of Sheffield

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Presentation on Successful Horizon 2020 Project: CENTAUR - Will Shepherd, University of Sheffield given at Session 3b at EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day 7.10.16

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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Successful Horizon 2020 Project: CENTAUR - Will Shepherd, University of Sheffield

  1. 1. Session 3b: Water Successful Horizon 2020 Project: CENTAUR Will Shepherd
  2. 2. Overview • Context in relation to the call • Project details • Project Team • Innovation This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 641931
  3. 3. H2020 Call • WORK PROGRAMME 2014 – 2015 • 12. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials • WATER-1-2014/2015: Bridging the gap: from innovative water solutions to market replication
  4. 4. Call details • Aims to ‘… accelerate the commercialisation of eco-innovative water solutions …’ • Linked to EIP (European Innovation Partnerships) on Water priority areas. – Priority area for the project: ‘Flood and drought risk management’ • ‘…exploiting untapped potential of ICT by developing and deploying advanced ICT solutions for water resources management in agriculture and urban areas.’ • Innovation action.
  5. 5. CENTAUR • Aims to reduce urban flood risk – ‘Climate and Environment’ • Uses innovative solutions applying ‘untapped ICT potential’; optimises use of existing infrastructure – ‘resource efficiency’ • Team includes 3 Universities / Research Institutes, 2 SMEs and 2 Water Companies • Full scale pilot studies accelerate commercialisation • Builds on existing technologies
  6. 6. Project Concept • CENTAUR (Cost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Risk) – To integrate, local sensor networks with a data driven control approach and a bespoke flow control device to adjust spatial distribution and so mitigate local flood risk • Existing RTC schemes – System wide approach (flood risk, but often to control water quality impacts) – Predictive modelling approaches – calibrated network hydrodynamic model (forecasting, control and monitoring)
  7. 7. Concept of CENTAUR • Adjust the balance of flood risk upstream and downstream of known flood locations • Data driven – local sensor network (training and control) – reconfiguration possible • Installation in existing infrastructure
  8. 8. Initial proof of concept • Not optimised • Can address current local flooding, also potential to deal with future flood risk Rainfall event return period (years) Existing Flood Volume (m3) Residual Flooding (m3) – after installation of active control Captured flood volume with simulated CENTAUR device [%] 0.5 17.5 0.0 100 1 45.2 0.0 100 2 95.1 0.0 100 5 213.4 0.0 100 10 356.4 48.1 87 20 559.2 264.7 53 30 710.9 424.8 40
  9. 9. Detailed concept
  10. 10. Laboratory testing • 40 m long test facility • 200 mm diameter pipes • 4 x 1 m diameter, 1.5 m high manholes • Flows up to 50 l/s • Installed flow control device • Downstream valve to alter flood risk MH1 MH2 MH3 MH4 Level Monitors and transmitters Repeaters and Controller
  11. 11. Pilot testing Coimbra, Portugal Local Partners
  12. 12. Flooding in Coimbra • 9 June 2006: • Return period = 50 years • 25 October 2006 • Return period = 20 – 50 years • 21 September 2008 • Return period = 5 years • 24 December 2013 • Return period = 5 years
  13. 13. Available capacity • Lighter colours = pipes with spare capacity
  14. 14. Project team
  15. 15. Timeline Year 1 WP1 – Develop monitoring and control hardware WP2 – Develop Control software and model of pilot catchment Year 2 Year 3 WP3 – Demonstration and Implementation WP4-Exploitation,Communicationand Dissemination WP5–ProjectManagement
  16. 16. Innovation and Commercial Exploitation • SMEs EMS and Steinhardt aim to market the final device • Other partners benefit by publishing results and from exploitation agreement.
  17. 17. Summary • Developed project clearly met the requirements of the call • Ambitious but realistic programme • Team has a history of collaboration • Clear role for each project partner

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