UWDN modelling, simulation and optimization of leakage detection via sensing technologies

Program at a glance

Funding Agencies

Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (DESMI 2008), Republic of Cyprus

Program Period


Project Acronym


Project Code


Project Title

UWDN Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Leakage Detection via Sensing Technologies

Project Coordinator

Prof. Symeon Christodoulou, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Nireas – International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Total Budget

90,000 €

Budget for Nireas-IWRC / UCY

90,000 €

Project Website


Program Overview

The project aimed at: (1) The creation of a mathematical model to study urban water distribution networks (UWDN); (2) The development of ‘repair-or-replace’ pipeline management decisions and prioritization of work in UWDN based on risk-of-failure and financial parameters, through the use of a variety of tools (statistical analysis, survival analysis), artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, graph theory, and life cycle costing); (3) The correlation between intermittent water supply and subsequent leakage; (4) The use of an integrated wireless sensor network (WSN) for early leakage detection, through a real-life pilot implementation; (5) The development of related software based on Geographic Information System (GIS) and database management systems.

Working Packages

  • Development of system’s hardware and software requirements
  • Design and Development of Wireless Hardware Add-On for Automatic Meter Reading and Data Transmission
  • Design and Development of Hardware Data-Logger and Wireless Gateway for Data Aggregation and Wireless Transmittal to Remote Data Center
  • Development of Data Integration and Analysis Software
  • System Integration
  • Pilot Study
  • System Performance Evaluation and Improvements in Hardware/Software System Integration
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