This unique approach generates spatially-differentiated information on flows of water and matter in an urban environment. Data and metadata are made publicly available for research, soecially for residents living in Fehraltorf.
Through these measurements we gain a better insight into the spatio-temporal system dynamics, enabling us to optimise stormwater and wastewater handling towards a more efficient management and, most and foremost, a better water quality in aquatic ecosystems. Within the scope of this initiative we will test novel analysis techniques (-> DIMES II) and innovative monitoring strategies, such as real-time monitoring and control of system dynamics in urban catchments (LoRaMesh).
Future environmental engineers from ETH obtain insight into the set-up and operation of the Urban Water Observatory. As part of the forward-thinking education at ETH, students learn how to use modern monitoring and analysis techniques with a unique data set.