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Digital Delta - Integrated operations for Water Management

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Digital Delta - Integrated operations for Water Management

  1. 1. Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector Digitale Delta Integrated operations for Water Management
  2. 2. 2 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Water Management in the Netherlands 1/2 An extremely well managed system, but 2 challenges for the near future: – More frequent more extreme weather (severe rain, storm but also droughts) – Increasing pressure on water systems by industry, transport, nature and urbanization The system is highly interconnected, high water and droughts impact amongst others: • Ships cargo capacity • Salt intrusion from sea and ground water • Energy production (cooling water) • Water production for industry, agriculture and drinking water • Traffic on land (e.g. tunnel floods) • Building and levee stability Netherlands water management cost 7B/yr, expected increase 1-2B by 2020
  3. 3. 3 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Watermanagement in the Netherlands 2/2 Over 100 projects undertaken: • Each looking at a specific part of the system • Each addressing its data access and IT needs independently Feasibility study amongst scientists and specialists: • 30-60% of their budgets spend on finding, getting access and validating data and IT environment • Duplication of tools and solutions • Data not available in standard data formats Smart Integrated Water Management: • Optimization cross multiple disciplines (e.g. flood risk, droughts, asset management, emergency response) • Combination, analytics and insights of data from various domains not limited to water (e.g. energy, logistics, traffic) • Leveraging different types of data (e.g. Satellite imaging, in situ sensors, media, call center data
  4. 4. 4 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of The Digital Delta A Public-Private R&D Initiative of: • Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment) • Local Water Authority Delfland (District of the cities of Rotterdam, Delft and the Hague) • University of Delft • Applied Sciences Institute Deltares • IBM Scope & Duration: • Initially 12 months €5.5M budget while exploring (inter)national expansion and extention • Started 19th June 2013 • Public partners provide business challenges and access to data for scientists, high tech starters, SMBs and industry • Will initially focus on 5 use cases that each by itself will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Dutch Water System • The use cases will provide the live experiment environment for answering the research questions • Leverages IBM Intelligent Operations for Water provided as a Software as a Service to realize reuse of data, tools & solutions
  5. 5. 5 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of High level research questions 1/2 1. Innovate water management • How can smart combinations and analytics of data from different sources and domains across different organizations lead to a more efficient and effective water management and improve the scalability of solutions from a regional to a national and international scale? • How can smart combination/analytics of data reduce the life cycle cost of assets owned and maintained by water managing organizations (dikes, sluices, pumps, and so on) • How can smart combination/analytics of data improve the quality of operational decision making in managing water 2. Innovate within the Dutch and EU legislation • How can the Digital Delta be realized in an operational environment taking into account relevant Dutch and EU legislation and policies (e.g. archive legislation and Patriot Act concerning location of data streams and data storage) • How can the Digital Delta fulfill part of the Open Data policy of the Dutch government and EU? • What are potential business models for the Digital Delta and how do they connect with public sector interests? • What are potential consequences for privacy or liability of opening up or combining data sets?
  6. 6. 6 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of High level research questions 2/2 3. Innovate in IT • How can large scale sensor networks be connected? • How can such an infrastructure be realized in a robust, secure and scalable way yet stay as accessible and open for other stakeholders and participants? • What ambition level is feasible for the registry? Manual version, automated or possibly machine to machine communication? Only service oriented services or also datasets and files? • To what degree are semantic models and ontologies relevant for realizing the 'business' objectives of the program? • Which standards and architectures are relevant and how should they evolve? 4 .Innovation in governance, maintenance and IT management • What are potential governance models for the operational phase? • Which additional questions need to be answered for tendering the operational phase? • How to deal with data management principles e.g. data stays at the source in relation to performance requirements or cost considerations in a distributed environment? • Which services and what quality level should an operational phase offer and what is the role of the owning organization?
  7. 7. 7 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of The Digital Delta Use Cases Definition of a use case • Business or science impact relevant to managing an aspect of the water system • Requires access to data, tools, algorithms, models, services or solutions from other stakeholders • Should lead to reusable data or functionality by other scientists or developers • Each core partner in the Digital Delta contributes a use case • Embedded in a larger existing project/program 5 initial use cases (next slides): • Rijkswaterstaat: IWP • Delfland: Innovation Playground • University of Delft: Plug & Play sensors (Climate KIC) • Deltares: Next Generation Hydro Software • IBM: Water Quality (TBD)
  8. 8. 8 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Use case 1 Instrumentation for water level regulated systems (IWP-2) Involved organizations Rijkswaterstaat (owner) Local water authorities Waternet, Hollands Noorderkwartier, Stichtse Rijnlanden, Rijnland Description Rijkswaterstaat and the 25 local water authorities are amongst others responsible for managing the water levels. The instrumentation for managing local and national water levels will be modernized coming years. Current Situation The water balance is currently optimized within the districts of the local water authorities and more or less independent on a national level by Rijkswaterstaat. Relevant information is being shared by often by phone or email. Intervention by any stakeholder impacts the operations of the others who respond reactively. Goal Rijkswaterstaat and participating local water authorities will start sharing relevant information centrally via the Digital Delta infrastructure and make this real-time available to others. Contribution to Digital Delta objectives • Improve cross district optimization of managing the water balance (optimize the discharge of too much water but also improve the containment of water during anticipated dry periods and prevent damage to agriculture due to salt intrusion from sea) • Share data and facilitating new science and development of new solutions • Standardization of integration of data sources so follow-on data sets can be easily connected • Facilitates additional use cases like Discharge Advice Sluices Ijmuiden, Open Data Open Polder, Drainage Advice for preventing Salt Intrusion “40% energy saving in water discharge”
  9. 9. 9 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Use case 2 Innovation Playground Involved organizations Local Water Authority Delfland (owner) Various SMBs Description In the Innovation Playground the local Water Authority Delfland (district of the cities of Delft, the Hague and partly Rotterdam) will provide its challenges and make its (operational) data available for scientists and SMBs to develop multiple use cases Current Situation Vendors and scientists do not have easy access to data from the water authority, access is on a project basis and collection and integration often done in a non repeatable vendor independent way. Delfland would like to benefit from new solutions and approaches to become an early adopter but after they are proven in an operational environment. Goal Provide access to (operational) data through Digital Delta infrastructure and become the test site for innovative water solutions. Contribution to Digital Delta objectives • Access to data for scientists and SMBs to develop new science and solutions • Make data available for everybody creating a level playing field and reducing duplication of effort • Improve decision making for operational water management • Access to the data will fuel various use cases in the district “co-operation makes the difference”
  10. 10. 10 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Use case 3 Plug & Play Sensors Involved organizations University of Delft (owner) & students Description The University of Delft developed rain sensors based on sound analytics: the acoustic disdrometer. These are low in price and can be deployed in large quantities. Other university teams focus on other sensor types like temperature, wind, radiation and humidity. Current Situation Deployment and setup of sensors and connections requires technical IT skills and availability of hardware (PC or edge servers) and can easily take months and a substantial portion of the available budgets before teams can focus on the science. Other science departments would like to reuse the available data Goal Development of a generic mechanism to connect disdrometers and other sensor types based on technology like motes and the Rijkswaterstaat Smart Sensor Kit Contribution to Digital Delta objectives • would drastically reduce cost and development time for new science projects requiring sensor data • Sensor data becomes broadly available for improving models and decision making • Provides the basis for status based maintenance use cases like drainage of tunnels and roads and the city water system. For these type of use cases sensor data needs to be integrated with weather forecasts, maintenance data and topography. These higher level use cases have the potential to drastically improve aspects of the water system. “TU Delft has the best monitored university campus in the world”
  11. 11. 11 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Use case 4 Next Generation Hydrosoftware (NGHS) Involved organizations Deltares (owner) Description NGHS facilitates the numerical modeling of rivers, seas and deltas at arbitrary locations on earth. A numerical model needs to be fed with input (bathymetry, rainfall runoff, water levels) that is derived from data sets like elevation, land use maps, meteo, water level and discharge data). Current Situation NGHS supports preparing model input from raw data, but not the complex task of searching, finding and using relevant data. This complexity arises from the huge amount of available data, the variety in storage formats, and the some times limited accessibility. Goal The Digital Delta will solve this problem by realizing and maintaining a catalogue for frequently used data, converting data formats to a standardized form if necessary, and providing en public and/or authorized data access. The modeler therefore can create a model more efficient, and can add it relative simple to an operational environment (e.g. a FEWS-based forecasting system) because the data needed for the predictions will be available in a standardized way. Contribution to Digital Delta objectives • Would reduce cost and development time for local (and international) model development • Enable monitoring of the complete information supply chain improving the quality of information for operational systems and the decision making based on those systems “relevant input and output(model) data can be found, used and value added by everyone”
  12. 12. 12 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Impact Digitale Delta • Unlimited acces to (water)data • Unlimited exchange possibilities • Interoperability between solutions • Scalable solutions • Single development cost (re-use & first time right) • Speed-up the time to market • NL-solutions will be implemented all over the world
  13. 13. 13 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of The Netherlands Case (background & examples) 1953 The Netherlands
  14. 14. 14 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Delta Works 1.0 • Brick & Mortar • Binary • Single Purpose
  15. 15. 15 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Project examples
  16. 16. 16 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Nation wide monitoring stations: Surface water (450) Ground water (350) Soil quality (40) Air quality (60) Monitoring of hundreds of variables e.g. temperature, quality, levels, salinity, wave heights, speed, direction, pressure, clouds Tens of thousands data points / day Developments: Integration of separate sensor networks and standardization Government Open Data Policy National Monitoring Network In the process of becoming smart...
  17. 17. 17 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Smart Levees The Netherlands: • Over 16.000 km of levees protect the Dutch economy and international business • Levee inspection mandated every 5 years by law (~200M euro) • Levee maintenance is expensive (550M euro/year) • Climate change results in more extreme weather (dry/wet) Smart Levees: • Satellite observation enables monitoring of large stretches • Pin points areas requiring more detailed analysis • Geobeads: geotechnical sensor strings enabling real-time continuous infrastructure monitoring • Real-time levee integrity modelling takes geobeads data as input • Up to 48 hours advanced warning of levee instability Lower inspection & maintenance costs, higher safety
  18. 18. 18 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Hydrocity Urban water cycle not well understood: • Expensive catchment basins not working properly • Sewer overflow, tunnel and city flooding Project focus: • Radar data enrichment • Calibration with rain and storage sensor networks in the cities • High resolutin spatial rain fall distribution per km2 • Satellite observation and automatic detection of change in city surface use • End to end integration of precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and storage data Better use of existing storage capacity, substantial cost savings, less city flooding
  19. 19. 19 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Dynamic Water Management From Integrated Water Management 1.0 to 2.0: • National (or mega city) water system is an interconnected system of systems • Optimalisation of water distribution needed depending on social and economic needs • Current single purpose, binary system is energy inefficient and room for faster and more accurate decision making Needs: • Multipurpose constructions and ‘taps’: pumping stations, sluices, locks, dams • Multi dimension optimized control systems able to process large amounts of data from heterogeneous sensors and equipment • Collaboration between national, regional and local water managers
  20. 20. 20 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Crisis Buzz: citizens participation • Involving citizens in crisis response: – Today citizens use social media like Twitter, Youtube, Flickr & Facebook massively – Unvalidated observations of crimes, accidents and disasters are often posted on the web within minutes after they occured – Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for supplying validated information to crisis response services and citizens • Project focus: – Citizen as participating stakeholder and ‘sensor’ – Automatic datamining of social media streams for type of crisis and location – After validation by Ministry information supplied back to citizens and crisis response teams From hours to minutes of validated information provisioning
  21. 21. 21 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Digital Delta enables change….. From this... ...to this While saving costs and driving innovation
  22. 22. 22 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Integrated operations refers to new ways of performing primary processes facilitated by information and communication technology. Integrated Operations is reforming various industries through multi discipline collaboration with production in focus.
  23. 23. 23 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of 2011: Feasibility study Digitale Delta • 4 months study • 90 people from 60 organizations interviewed • X-sector: – Smarter Cities – Food/agriculture – Water utilities – Maritime/logistics – Investors Research question: How can Information Technology help address the water challenges of Delta areas worldwide and strenghten research and business activities?
  24. 24. 24 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of 23 use cases proposed by companies and researchers Sewers have enough capacity if we can predict where blockages will occur postponing complete overhaul We can save 700k on the annual energy bill of 1 installation by discharging water at sea at the right moment We can monitor the depths of rivers continuously using commercial shipping data saving costs We believe we can predict when tunnels will flood and improve the maintenance schedule Underground storage basins are often placed in the wrong location, data analysis can tell where they should be Leveraging cross regional data can greatly improve the water forecasting and control Airborne geophysics can provide the data for sustainable ground water management in coastal zones much faster We can analyse which ground bodies like levees or buildings are subsiding using satellite data
  25. 25. 25 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of What’s keeping them ? 1. Too much time lost on non-core activities – 30 - 60% time or resources lost on searching, collecting, getting access to, validating data – Setup and maintenance of the IT environment – Long time to market 2. Unaware of existing tools & solutions – Broad duplication of data, tool development 3. Unable to compare data – Lack of standards 4. Large number of research and business development opportunities – If the barriers and costs to engage would be lower Inefficient and expensive
  26. 26. 26 Digitale Delta Unlimited acces tot data in the Watersector A top-sector partner initiative of Thank You The Digitale Delta partners IBM Djeevan Schiferly Deltares Arthur Baart TU-Delft Nick vd Giesen Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland Joost de Haan Rijkswaterstaat Marcel Kotte Program Director Raymond Feron raymond.feron@rws.nl +31 6 51450634

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