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Following the events of September 11, 2001, in the United States, world public awareness for possible terrorist attacks on water supply systems has increased dramatically. Among the different threats for a water distribution system, the most difficult to address is a deliberate chemical or biological contaminant injection, due to both the uncertainty of the(More)
Water distribution systems present a significant challenge for structural monitoring. They comprise a complex network of pipelines buried underground that are relatively inaccessible. Maintaining the integrity of these networks is vital for providing clean drinking water to the general public. There is a need for in-situ, on-line monitoring of water(More)
In this paper we present a technique for detecting and locating burst events in pipelines. The proposed method uses wavelet analysis of the high-rate pressure data to detect pipe burst events. Multiscale wavelet analysis of the pressure signal will be shown to be robust to impulsive noise encountered in the physical phenomena under observation. The wavelet(More)
In this paper we present techniques for detecting and locating transient pipe burst events in water distribution systems. The proposed method uses multiscale wavelet analysis of high rate pressure data recorded to detect transient events. Both wavelet coefficients and Lipschitz exponents provide additional information about the nature of the signal feature(More)
Water distribution systems comprise labyrinthine networks of pipes, often in poor states of repair, that are buried beneath our city streets and relatively inaccessible. Engineers who manage these systems need reliable data to understand and detect water losses due to leaks or burst events, anomalies in the control of water quality and the impacts of(More)
This paper describes the development of WaterWiSe@SG, a wireless sensor network to enable real-time monitoring of a water distribution network in Singapore. The overall project is directed towards three main goals: 1) the application of a low cost wireless sensor network for high data rate, on-line monitoring of hydraulic parameters within a large urban(More)
This paper describes and demonstrates a method for on-line hydraulic state prediction in urban water networks. The proposed method uses a Predictor-Corrector (PC) approach in which a statistical data-driven algorithm is applied to estimate future water demands, while near real-time field measurements are used to correct (i.e., calibrate) these predicted(More)
This paper describes and demonstrates an efficient method for online hydraulic state estimation in urban water networks. The proposed method employs an online predictor-corrector (PC) procedure for forecasting future water demands. A statistical data-driven algorithm (M5 Model-Trees algorithm) is applied to estimate future water demands, and an evolutionary(More)
Near real-time continuous monitoring systems have been proposed as a promising approach for enhancing drinking water utilities detect and respond efficiently to threats on water distribution systems. Water quality sensors are aimed at revealing contamination intrusions, while hydraulic pressure and flow sensors are utilized for estimating the hydraulic(More)