SCAN is a software that supports the evaluation of climate adaptation strategies. The tool can be used to analyze the integrated water system, while focusing primarily on water quantity - hydrology and hydraulics (rivers, floodplains and urban drainage systems incl. reservoirs, rain water tanks, infiltration devices, different types of blue-green solutions, effect of hydraulic regulations, etc).
System complete and qualified.
Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
Our technology is TRL 8: the concept and models underlying our SCAN system have been proven to work in several operational projects for end users. See: https://www.sumaqua.be/new-cases for an overview of these projects.

How does it work?

The proposed concept makes use of several highly innovative modelling approaches and building blocks, that flexibly can be combined to build a tool for decision support on integrated water systems, which may consist of catchments and/or rivers, sewer systems, etc (both large and small scale systems). The modelling approaches are flexible and modular, such that we can create tools tailored to the intended applications. Also, the level of model detail is adaptable, thereby obviating the creation of overly complex and too rigid models. Different temporal and spatial scales can be covered. Due to their flexibility and very short calculation times, the created models are ideally suited for various applications requiring numerous or long term simulations, and integrated analyses, such as simulations of the effect of climate scenarios, land use changes, water management scenarios; real-time applications, including intelligent real-time control and warning systems; evaluation and optimization strategies: from the installation of blue-green solutions, retention and infiltration basins along rivers and sewer systems, to strategies to optimize the water availability at catchment or regional scale, to integrated flood - drought control strategies, hydropower, etc. The tool can account for uncertainties and probabilistic analyses through ensemble runs.

August, 2017
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January, 2020
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GM4W - GeoGuard Module for Water vapor monitoring

GM4W provides new technology for the reliable and continuous water vapour monitoring with high horizontal resolution. It is based on low-cost single-frequency Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, designed and developed by GReD through a collaboration with Proteco Consortium. They can also be used to detect the deformation and movements of the ground (e.g. landslides, subsidence) and critical infrastructure (e.g. dams, bridges, high voltage towers, etc) and are designed to be able to operate under all weather conditions.
System complete and qualified.
Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
Business plan completed
The BRIGAID Business Development Programme has been successfully completed. A MAF+ assessment has been conducted and its results have been enriched and incorporated into a business plan document.
We should actually consider two different TRLs: - the hardware (i.e. the monitoring units which will be deployed on the field) is at TRL 9, since the same GNSS units have been used by large clients of GReD for critical infrastructure (i.e. bridges, dams, high-voltage towers) and land (i.e. landslides) displacement monitoring for more than 1 year. - the overall water vapour monitoring system, which includes innovative (server-side) components such as the local ionospheric delay modelling and the continuous estimation of tropospheric delays, from which the integrated amount of precipitable water vapour can be inferred. This is more likely at TRL 6, since the technology has been demonstrated in relevant environment, namely by dedicated dense networks deployed for testing; however, it was not demonstrated in an actual operational environment, where water vapor data would have to be analysed for probabilistic nowcasting in order to issue timely early warnings.

How does it work?

GM4W uses low-cost single-frequency GNSS receivers (basically the same chipsets that are used within smartphones and car navigation systems) to retrieve Precipitable Water Vapour (PWV) after compensanting single-frequencies measurements for the ionosphere-induced delay estimated by local ionospheric models. These models, which are used with a dense network of low-cost receivers, can be estimated by a Precise Point Positioning adjustment of the observed pseudo-ranges between a receiver and all the satellite in view at a given epoch. GM4W technology consists of IP67-certified weather-proof monitoring units that are able to exploit low-cost GNSS data for the estimation of PWV.

January, 2019
- Innovation description and "How it works" updated based on BRIGAID testing report - URL alias renamed by Sergio Contreras (WP3 leader)
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Water from Heaven - Hemel(s)water

Drinking water made of rain from own roof. Sustainable water purification and storage for dry seasons.
System complete and qualified.
Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
Business plan completed
The BRIGAID Business Development Programme has been successfully completed. A MAF+ assessment has been conducted and its results have been enriched and incorporated into a business plan document.
Two prototpes are tested at different environments: 1) A first pilot was installed at Ecovillage Boekel in February 2016 and is still running 2) A second pilot was performed at Heijmans One (a mobile house). Heavenly water together with the Tesla power wall made this house utility independent.

How does it work?

Water is collected from the roof and stored in a storm water collection tank (large enough to collect extreme rainfall) then by gravity the water is purified by an ultra filtration membrane system that removes bacteria and viruses. The water is stored in a pure water tank, large enough to overcome droughts. An optional pump allows water flows in house for showering etc.

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InfoSequia (www.infosequia.eu) is a site- and user-tailored Monitoring IT-toolbox for the operational monitoring of drought properties, and the forecasting of drought persistence and potential impacts (under development). This is done through the combination of weather information (including weather forecasts), satellite-based data and hydrological/water-allocation modelling outputs, and their deployment through web-mapping or SaaS technologies.
System complete and qualified.
Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
Business plan completed
The BRIGAID Business Development Programme has been successfully completed. A MAF+ assessment has been conducted and its results have been enriched and incorporated into a business plan document.
- Prototype founded and formulated. Data algorithms and communication functionalities fully integrated, validated and tested in a computing-desktop environment: A comprehensive-beta prototype is ready (www.infosequia.eu). Technical effectiveness tested through computing risk assessments (by coupling the monitoring system to a Water Allocation Simulation Tool) - Operational implementation at a real case in Colombia (Cauca River Basin) as part of the regional Water Management and Information Centre. Flexibility demonstrated through its integration with other technologies (HERMANA solution) - Relevant outputs presented to scientific-technical target groups (research workshop/conferences, meetings with stakeholders, scientific reports), and media.

How does it work?

As a whole, InfoSequia is integrated by 4 tools: 1) Operational Surveillance and Monitoring Tool, 2) Operational Hydrological Forecasting and Simulation Tool, 3) Strategic Risk Assessment Tool, and 4) Web-based Communication Tool. Originally, InfoSequia reports agricultural and vegetative drought indices based on satellite information, but if required, modelling tools (hydrological modelling, and/or dynamic system modelling) can be also coupled to the sytem to increase the capabilities to provide hydrological drought and water-scarcity indices, or drought forecasts. In its current form, InfoSequia provides drought indices which inform on the current status of greenness vegetation and land surface temperature at different timescale resolutions and spatial aggregations. It consists of a set of fully-integrated algorithms written under an open-source multisource GIS-programming environment (Phyton, QGIS-GDAL, and R languages). The system runs on FutureWater’s computing facilities, and it depends on external “data providers” from which satellite indicators (and/or weather forecasting information) are collected. InfoSequía outputs can be deployed and delivered to clients through a shared ftp, or a Software as a Service (SaaS) (e.g. shinyapps.io. by RStudio, or HydroNET by Hydrologic). The InfoSequia programming code has been optimimally designed to be run in a fast and secure way, and to minimize runtime errors.

April, 2018
TRL and "Added values" sections updated. Supplementary material uploaded: "InfoSequia at a glance".
November, 2019
- Testing plan approved - Description and TRL updated (from 6 to 9)
April, 2020
- Improvement of description, add-values, and complementary material
June, 2020
Labelled as "Business Plan Completed"
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