Dynamically Adaptive and Resilient Water Supply Networks
- Smart water systems market is expected to grow from $7.3 billion in 2015 to $18.3 billion by 2020.
- The Adaptive Networks Interest Group (ANsIG), part of the Fellowship, has membership of four water companies who collectively represent over 35% of the UK’s potable water supply.
Dr Ivan Stoianov received EPSRC funding in 2017 for a 5-year Fellowship, the overall goal of which is to develop fundamental scientific methods for the design, optimisation and control of next generation resilient water supply networks that dynamically adapt their connectivity (topology), hydraulic conditions and operational objectives. A dynamically adaptive water supply network can modify its state in response to changes in the operational conditions, performance metrics, an increase in demand and a failure. This is a new category of engineering (cyber-physical) systems that combine physical processes with computational control in a holistic way in order to achieve dynamic adaptability, resilience, efficiency and sustainability. An unprecedented experimental programme of “Impact Labs” are being created as dynamically adaptive water supply networks operated by Bristol Water, Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water, Welsh Water.