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Location-based data has become a critical part of our everyday lives. Under smart city initiatives, administrators are constantly looking for better solutions to distribute city-related datasets as a part of their Open Data initiatives.

Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said: “We are defining today a truly European approach to data sharing. Our new regulation will enable trust and facilitate the flow of data across sectors and Member States while putting all those who generate data in the driving seat. With the ever-growing role of industrial data in our economy, Europe needs an open yet sovereign Single Market for data.

AIMEN’s development of AI services to provide and/or support water management solutions within the NAIADES platform has concluded. The NAIADES project aims to create a holistic platform for water management in urban areas. An interoperable, modular, scalable and secure cloud platform has been designed within the project, and it is currently on development and testing under the called ‘NAIADES Development platform (Dev)’.

Weather forecasting is one of the things that had human minds in constant wonder. Probably since before even societies were structured. Weather had, and still has, a prominent effect in our everyday lives and dictates a large part of it. And it has a broad range of impact as well. A light breeze might make us carry a sweater “just in case”, while a thunderstorm might force us to reschedule and stay inside (and binge-watch a series instead).

As part of the NAIADES water consumption awareness and behavioral change support hub, the Information Management Unit (IMU) of ICCS is implementing a bundle of innovative services that enhance public awareness on water consumption and usage savings, promote user engagement and enhance user participation in water conservation activities.

Smart cities and digitised critical infrastructures require efficient and secure ways to handle volumes of data while ensuring security and integrity of it. Data itself is not the final product but serves as an input for analysis, models, and AI. However, how do we know the datasets used to train the machine learning algorithms or the data forming the baseline for a new policy has not been accidentally or purposely modified?

Last month, we kicked off our NAIADES webinar series with our webinar #1 on IoT Technologies for Smart Water Systems. On the 16.11.2021 a small group of experts – both from the NAIADES project as well as externally – presented the current trends for Smart Water Systems as well as reflected and expressed their constructive point of views on these trends in a panel discussion.

The City Council of Alicante has just made public the Plan for the Smart City Strategy in the coming years, which includes the full-scale implementation of some of the tools developed within the NAIADES project.

The water sector is facing rapid development towards the smart digitalisation of resources, much motivated and supported by the UN’s global initiative for the Sustainable Development Goal 6. In that context, the efforts to address the specific challenges related to water management data and priorities multiply globally.

In the context of the NAIADES project, the Brăila pilot is currently working on robust optimisation. The main objective of this research is to formulate a methodology for the robust optimisation of the quantity and localization of pressure sensors for leak detection. For this, the hydraulic model of the study will be used (.inp format) and for the multiple simulations we will consider a pressure-driven analysis (the demands of the nodes will be a function of the system pressure).