AI for sustainable water management
Urban water systems are facing growing pressure from climate change and increasing demographics, forcing cities to devise new approaches to ensure water supply, sanitation and flood risk management. The progressive digitisation of the water sector allows artificial intelligence to play an important role in meeting these challenges towards a sustainable future. AidroLab will carry out cutting-edge fundamental and applied research in Geometric Deep Learning (GDL) to tackle water problems in the urban environment by exploiting digitisation. Contrary to conventional AI techniques, GDL can effectively take the complex interrelationships of water networks and urban systems into account, allowing the development of ground-breaking data-driven solutions. The methods and tools developed by AidroLab will enhance the adaptability and resilience of urban water systems, boost sustainable water management and effective flood control, and help decision-makers and first responders to address known criticalities and uncertain future conditions.