A review of innovative technologies for improving reservoir water quality was carried out. Six technology categories were shortlisted as having the greatest potential to be implemented in UK reservoirs and contribute to achieving 100% compliance with drinking water standards by 2050.
The six shortlisted technologies have been assessed against a range of criteria and a fact file was developed for each technology, assessing it against a range of criteria, highlighting case studies where relevant and suggesting next steps towards implementation. A roadmap was also produced for each technology, outlining the potential timeline to implementation.
One technological solution in particular, “Intelligent Reservoir Management”, was highlighted as having the most potential for development, and it is recommended that the water industry focusses its efforts in this direction, developing monitoring, data analytics and modelling tools to improve understanding of reservoir dynamics and enable efficient water quality management.