The InWaterSense project has implemented a WSN system deployed in the river Sitnica, which provides monitoring in real-time a series of its water quality parameters such as pH, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity, as well as few other parameters aided by an auto-sampler whenever deemed necessary in case of certain events. Measuring through a mobile sensing component is also provided to complement the measurements by the WSN system and the auto-sampler.
In addition, the InWaterSense project contributes in research by providing innovative solutions - the intelligent component of the WSN-based water monitoring system - capable of automating the work usually performed by humans, mainly for quality supervision and control procedures vis-à-vis the acting regulations, and even further, outperform the performance a human expert might afford in the quality monitoring cycle due to his or her limited capacities in terms of availability, the amount of data able to reason with at a given time, the processing power, and the similar.
The InWaterSense project aims to support water resource managers and policy-makers with the information they need to secure high-quality surface waters, which is crucial for healthy environment. It promises broad applicability prospects since is easily expandable to any other surface water resources. The quality monitoring data is also made public for access by citizens any time through the water quality Web portal developed as part of the project. The portal also serves water experts as a useful tool in accessing the monitoring data and conducting certain analysis over an arbitrary collection of selected quality data.
A Web portal to support Water Quality Monitoring through Wireless Sensor Networks has been developed as part of the InWaterSense project.Web Portal
Huge coverage promotion event of the project will take place soon in Prishtina, 9th July 2015 at University of Prishtina. Results of the project so far will be disseminated by the project staff (UP and Hydro-Meteorological Institute of Kosovo), partners from universities in Austria, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, and UP students. Presence of main stakeholders related to environment and water domain expected: policy-makers, researchers, businesses. Wide media coverage is planned.