Thessaloniki Case Study


Case Study Details

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Lead partners:

EYATH SA is the key operator for providing drinking water and sewerage services to the wider area of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. Its water supply resources are both surface and underground: these are situated in an extended area characterized by a high variety of land use and development activities (e.g., agriculture, industry, quarry facilities, livestock farms as well as other potential unknown and unauthorized activities) exerting stresses and several potential risks to the water quality/safety of the whole drinking network.

Since EYATH SA is the key operator of a complex water supply network, it is often to receive a considerable number of pressures. In the case of a contamination event, EYATH must go through a long and complex water supply network that can slower time-response in such dangerous case.

A system providing EYATH SA and the rest of decision-makers with a real-time collection, exploitation and analysis of this information would be of crucial importance.

To detect possible contamination spots into the city’s water supply network, real-time portable sensors could be used by the water utility’s personnel at several selected points such as some major water supply tanks. Then the water utility could be able in sufficient time (along with other first responders) to take all the emergency actions and control measures needed to stop further spread of the threat. Thus, a rapid decision support system would also be of utmost importance.  The following tools and technologies will be evaluated: PathoSENSE, PathoINVEST, PathoTHREAT, PathoSAT, PathoTWEET, PathoVIEW, PathoIMS, PathoDRONES, PathoWARE.