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General Information

  • Status: Test & Integration
  • Start Date: 25/09/2014
  • End Date: -
  • contact: Diego Scardaci /
  • External contact: Fernando Aguilar /

Short Description

The framework of this development is the collaboration of our center within the European LIFE+ project ROEM+ where a Spanish SME, Ecohydros, is addressing the problem of modeling Water Quality in a water reservoir (Cuerda del Pozo in Soria) that is supplying drinking water to an small city in Spain. Understanding the Water Quality model requires a complete simulation of the processes that affect the water, and then validating this simulation with real data. IFCA has worked together with Ecohydros for the last five years, first to implement a near real time data acquisition system that provides this data directly to an offline data management system, and more recently, using a well-known software suite, Delft3D, to model the physical, chemical and biological conditions of the water. The key process to be modeled is Eutrophication, a process caused by the excess of nutrients in the water reservoirs leading to an increase in vegetation and other organisms and microorganisms, in particular algae, deriving in algae bloom when combined with certain conditions of solar radiation and water temperature. The following depletion of oxygen in the water leads to the death of many microorganisms and in general to a large reduction of life in it, and their impact is important in water reservoirs used for urban supply. The final aim of the project is to develop an early warning system for this reservoir that allows policy makers and authorities to know when an algae bloom is going to happen, in order to take actions.

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