Project: PRECARN 07A — Interface Development for a Sensor-Integrated Water Monitoring System
|Dates:||January 2007 - September 2009|
|Participants:||Jamieson, G., Vary, B.|
|Collaborator:||A.U.G Signals Ltd., Toronto Water and Wastewater Services, Queen's University, Public Health Agency of Canada, University of Calgary|
|Description:||Currently, the information readily accessible to Toronto Water operators does not support a rapid response to contamination events. Water samples are taken at a limited number of locations and at infrequent time intervals. In addition, the samples are tested for only a select number of contaminants and operators can wait up to several months for the test results.|
The purpose of this project is to develop a graphical interface for an Intelligent Situation Assessment Unit (ISAU) that will use sensor-integration technology to detect contaminants in the City of Toronto’s water system. Not only will the interface utilize real-time and historical sensor data, but it will also incorporate external non-sensor information, such as customer water quality complaints. With this integrated information, the operator will be better able to rapidly respond to natural, accidental and intentional contamination events.