Investigating potable water distribution networks and consumer demand for systems subjected to low pressures and intermittent supply

A collaborative project for research and knowledge-sharing between industry and academia counterparts at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and University of Sheffield.

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We are extending global research into prevalence and occurrence of intermittent water supply (IWS) to South African systems to quantify the causes and impacts of water supply not meeting design criteria. A combination of field measurement, hydraulic modelling, and laboratory work will explore the behaviour of water distribution systems subjected very low pressures and/or IWS.

Sponsor

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (THE)

Research Themes

Infrastructure

Project Dates

Start Date : 02/04/2018
End Date : 30/04/2020 

People Involved

Professor Vanessa Speight

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