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Testing and evaluation of the CARE-W prototype

Task 6.1   System for testing

The simulator has been tested for 13 real cases. The pro-active approach, as suggested by the system, was valued against re-active approaches. The cases reflected different European conditions, including geographical location, size and water management organisation.

The testing was carried out in three steps:

  1. Identification of current state-of-the the art
  2. Comparative studies of programmes for pipe failure forecasting and water supply service reliability
  3. Testing, including test evaluation, of full prototype

The first step and parts of step 2 were carried out for all 13 cities. Step 3 was carried out by a limited number of cities.


Task 6.2   Analyses

A synthesis of case studies was extracted from this project to support further business development and implementation of the CARE-W simulator in later projects. The synthesis comprised a critical view of the tools and methods and did also include sensitivity and feasibility analyses.

Published January 14, 2008

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