Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Technology
Water in Ireland is a crucial and valued natural resource
Monitoring and improving water quality is of particular concern for:
- Public health safety and reducing the risk of gastrointestinal illness especially for outbreaks of E.coli and intestinal Enterococci,
- The impacts of pollution from urban run-off, wastewater discharges, and from agricultural sources – especially after heavy rain, and
- Providing good quality bathing water for recreational use and for tourism.
The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC) is a joint venture between Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology. WSSIC is an expert resource in modernizing Ireland’s water infrastructure by developing state-of-the-art water-based applications, systems and services. It offers technical expertise to companies looking to develop water services or products.
Dr Liam O’Faolain
Dr Chinna Devarapu
In Collaboration with
WaterMon is a collaborative project between:
- The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC), Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology
- Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis: CAPPA, Cork Institute of Technology
- Hydrolight, an innovative Irish start-up.