• Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room

European ICT based solutions for smart water quality monitoring and basin management: the Horizon2020 intcatch innovation action in Lake Garda

Organized by: EU-H2020 IntCatch Consortium; University of Verona; Italian Higher Institute for Health (ISS),; Marche Polytechnic University; Azienda Gardesana Servizi; Legambiente; IWA Italia, UTILITALIA; EIP Water (TBC); WssTP (TBC); Italian Ministry of Environment (TBC); ICT4WATER Cluster (TBC), ), Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee

Current water quality monitoring programs are very costly, requires large numbers of samples to deliver ‘certainties’, data is always historic, little effort is available on Investigations and Surveillance monitoring and so fail to assess effectively ‘diffuse’ pollution - urban and rural. In addition, current water quality monitoring programs are led by “regulators” and citizens are not empowered. On the other hand, digital technologies and innovative sensors and tools can deliver smart water monitoring solutions and actively engage citizens and NGOs for the benefit of the society. This strategy will then raise awareness and support the decisions for the lake and river basin management, the planning, operation and maintenance of water infrastructure. Starting from the Horizon2020 IntCatch Innovation Action, the workshop will present how real time data can be measured and processed to facilitate sustainable water quality management by community groups and NGOs using a clouds data linked to a decision support system and eco-innovative technologies.

Targeted Audience: R&D performers; Consulting engineers and professionals; Environmental Protection Agencies; Water Utilities; Water Authrities; Policy Makers


Section Chairs

Mark Scrimshaw (Brunel University of London, UK, Coordinator of the EU-H2020 IntCatch Consortium)

Francesco Fatone (Università Politecnica delle Marche, EU-H2020 IntCatch Consortium, Technical-Scientific Committee of Ecomondo)

Mario Carere (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, EU-H2020 IntCatch Consortium)



10.00-10.10 Smart water monitoring for river and lake basin management in Italy: welcome and general addresses

Gaia Checcucci, General Manager at the Department for Land and Water Protection (STA), Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea Protection, Italy (To Be Confirmed)

10.10-10.30 Emerging Topics and Technology Roadmap for Information and Communication Technologies for Water Monitoring and Management

Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, UK and European ICT4WATER Cluster

10.30–10.50 Digital solutions for water-smart society: opportunities for Europe

Andrea Rubini, The European Water Platform WssTP, Brussels

10.50 –11.10 Development and application of Novel, Integrated Tools for monitoring and managing Catchments Mark Scrimshaw, Brunel University of London, UK, Coordinator of the EU-H2020 INTCATCH Consortium
11.10-11.25 Risk-based monitoring strategies and quantification of sources of pollutants

Tobias Licha, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

11.25-11.40 Smart aquatic drones for water monitoring within the INTCATCH project

Alessandro Farinelli, University of Verona

11.45-12.00 Innovative Sensors for Lake and River Quality Monitoring

Mario Carere, Stefania Marcheggiani, Olga Tcheremenskaia, Massimo Delle Donne, Marzia Rossato, Roza Allabashi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Boku University (Austria), Personal Genomics

12.00–12.15 Lake Garda catchment management to improve water quality

Azienda Gardesana Servizi, Technital, University of Verona, Università Politecnica delle Marche
12.15–12.30 Citizen science and public engagement for surface water quality monitoring and decision support in basin management

Giorgio Zampetti, Legambiente

12.30–12.45 FREEWAT: Free and Open Source Software Tools for Water Resource Management

Rudy Rossetto, Istituto Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, Coordinator of EU-H2020 FREEWAT

Discussion and Closure


12.45–14.00 Demonstration of the robotic boats in the ECOMONDO Pools

EU-H2020 INTCATCH Consortium


Discussion and Closure




WCME2-1 Why smart metering in italian water cycle: more than an opportunity

Francesco Albasser

WCME2-2 Garda Lake water sensitive planning

Erich Roberto Trevisiol-UNIFI-DIDA, Firenze, Locatelli Giordano,ECO-SITA, Desenzano

WCME2-3 ICT network system platform integrating machine learning algorithms: the case study of the Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Domenico Vito - Gabriela Fernandez

WCME2-4 Goletta del Sarno: l’esperienza di una ONG per favorire la partecipazione consapevole dei cittadini alla politiche di gestione di un bacino fluviale altamente inquinato

Pucci L., Chiavazzo G., Di Vito S., Giannattasio A., Montuoro F., Prisco M.1, Zampetti G.

WCME2-5 Real time monitoring of hydrological variables for operative landfill stability and perculation flux control

Mancini, Ceppi, Curti, Meucci, Bianchi, Senesi, Cinquetti

EN/IT translation will be provided