17th Computing and Control for the water industry conference took place from the 1st to 4th of September in the University of Exeter, UK. The conference was brought together the practitioners and researchers in the water industry to discuss the emerging ‘WATER 4.0’ agenda – water systems modelling, data and control. Nilki Aluthge Dona presented her work on a methodology to control a water network in real time using model predictive control at the poster session. Her poster, entitled as “Real-time optimization on water distribution networks using linear model predictive control” was a part of the two-day poster session held in the conference hall.
The conference featured variety of technical sessions in which “Hydraulic systems modelling” was an interesting topic for Nilki’s work. There were two keynote speakers who spoke about the water sector being “Digitalized” and particularly how 5G wireless networks can be used for the management of water systems. Her work was related to the water systems modelling and control in which she used linear model predictive control to real-time control a water network based in Ireland.