Today, the leakage levels in public fresh water pipelines are about 20-25%. Billions of Euros are wasted each year in Europe. In order to detect these leakages smart and wireless metering systems are implemented round the pipeline system. The greatest hinder to this development is however the power supply to the metering systems. Today solutions are expensive and inconvenient.
Aqua Robur provides a ground breaking approach when it comes to power supply in this environment with its urban micro hydro system, which converts a small part of the water flow to electrical energy. This enable a sufficient amount of measurement spots to be installed at the most suitable locations in order to fight leaking pipelines.
Aqua Robur is one of the Top-10 teams in our Grande Finale and won access to Climate-KIC Accelerator. Curious about the pitch during the ClimateLaunchpad European Final 2015? You can watch it here.