Calibration of a Water Distribution Network with Limited Field Measures: The Case Study of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy)
The great amount of big data provided to the water utilities from the application of smart technologies represents a key role for the future of water analysis and management. Water big data (WBD) can offer various ways of employment to support water network analysis and to achieve a smart management of the system. In this regard, one of the main application of WBD is the implementation and calibration of the hydraulic model of a water distribution network (WDN). Yet, to date, WDNs are still not fully-equipped and, consequently, WBD and IoT in water sectors are still limited. The paper presents a case study of calibration of Castellammare di Stabia, with limited field measures and a high level of water losses, highlighting the low calibration reliability without the availability of WBD about water demand and water losses.
KeywordsHydraulic model Calibration Water demand Water losses Water big data Smart water network
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