The only requirement to the students were to include at least one robot, one censor and one new technology that is not currently used in water distribution today.
The future of water distribution
The teams started brainstorming about which functionalities to implement in their ‘system of the future’. Firstly, all wrote down their individual inputs, and then discussed pros and cons to the results of each one. Afterwards, they started planning and designing, and choosing how to practically implement and uphold these functions.
“Our teamwork is very efficient, and even though we are a multicultural group, we immediately found common ground, and all were very excited to take part in suggesting and planning the functionalities of our future system.”, says Julie Liocouras, enrolee at the Summer School.
August 11, 46 enrolees arrived in Låsby, ready to join the first-ever Water Summer School offering valuable insights to how global water resources can be efficiently managed. The enrolees are a mix of representatives from ministries, companies and public institutions and of students on bachelor, master and PhD levels. They arrived to Låsby from Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Indonesia, the US, Slovakia, Malaysia, South Africa, Portugal, India, Italy, Norway and Germany.
Julie’s team developed a system with valves from AVK and with a water meter from Kamstrup. The system is designed so every customer has access to an ‘emergency’ pipeline, which is placed in the centre of the city, where customers can collect water without extra costs. The meters will be charged by means of water flow, and meters and pipes will have censors added to provide both customer and provider with necessary information. Additionally, a filter is installed with the ability of collecting waste and bacteria.
Many new and innovative ideas were put forward, when the students presented their ideas at Låsby Kro, and we are excited to follow the course ahead.
Learn more about the Summer School, our collaborations and the ideas behind it here.