Description of the SmartWaterSave project
The SmartWaterSave project is co - funded by the European Union and by National Funds of the participating countries, while the municipality of Prespes is the Lead Beneficiary of the SmartWaterSave project.
The main objectives of the SmartWaterSave project:
 Mapping the water distribution networks using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
 Hydraulic modelling of the networks
 Installation of water pressure and flow sensors at five and four settlements in Greece and fYROM respectively
 Identification of “hotspots” in terms of pipe failures regionalization
 Calculation of the current water losses, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions per each settlement
 Development of three pressure management strategies based on varying the inlet pressure at each network
 Investigating the relationship between inlet pressure and leakages using advanced statistical models
 Blueprints and hydraulic studies for reconstructing the most water consuming parts of the networks
 Calculation of water savings based on the most effective management strategy
 Calculation of energy consumption savings
 Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions savings based on calculating the Water Footprint indicator
 Reconstruction works of the most water consuming parts of the networks
 Organizing workshops and seminars to disseminate results to local stakeholders and residents.