A SWE architecture for real time water quality monitoring capabilities within smart drinking water and wastewater network solutions

Grazia Fattoruso, Carlo Tebano, Annalisa Agresta, Bruno Lanza, Antonio Buonanno, Saverio De Vito, Girolamo Di Francia

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The world is facing a water quantity and quality crisis. These global concerns are addressing water sector operators to smart technological solutions that realize the so-called smart drinking water and wastewater networks. Water quality preservation is one of the essential services that smart water utilities have to guaranteed. The water quality monitoring systems include a variety of in situ sensors with several sensor protocols and interfaces. Sensor integration as well as real time sensor readings accessibility and interoperability across the interconnected layers of functionality needed for a comprehensive smart water network solution are the challenges should be tackled. The objective of this research work has been to develop a standardized OGC SWE (Sensor Web Enablement) architecture that enables the integration and real time access to the various continuous and networked sensors can be installed along drinking water and wastewater networks, and real time sensor data browsing, querying and analyzing capabilities across the components of a smart water network solution. Furthermore, a web based geo-console and a QGIS SOS client application have been developed ad hoc for supporting utilities to effectively manage their water treatment and optimize quality-testing processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686 - 697
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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