The aims of this project will be to:
*Investigate and document the smart network technologies which are now available, and which water companies are currently using them, throughout the world.
*Gather information and data from those companies which are using smart network technologies, specifically with reference to how these technologies are being used to support leakage management.
*Identify the opportunities for better leakage management from the following, amongst others :
>>More data; different data; more frequent data; better quality data, etc
>>More permanent monitors with greater processing power
>>Rapid integration with other data sets – e.g. AMR data from customer meters
>>Real time analysis and diagnosis
>>Advanced pressure management and transient control
*Real time transmission of outputs to field staff
*Describe the advantages and disadvantages for leakage management of the different types of smart technologies with different levels of data discrimination.
*Make recommendations for the most useful technologies for leakage management.