NeWater - Critical review on Existing Monitoring systems
This report is the first deliverable of the WP 1.6 of the NeWater project. The NeWater project aims at the development and the implementation of methodologies and tools to support a stepwise change process in water management from the current management regimes to a more adaptive one. Within the NeWater frame, WP 1.6 - Transition to advanced monitoring systems - aimed at defining a monitoring system to support adaptive management process. The WP 1.6 aims at defining the architecture of a new monitoring system able to overcome the limits imposed by the data scarcity, particularly in data-poor regions. To reach these aims different sources of information have to be integrated. The Task 1.6.1 carries out a review of the state of the art concerning monitoring systems (both methodologies and technologies) for integrated water management and adaptive water management. Along with this review of existing technical systems, an inventory of user's experiences with these systems has been performed with aim to sketch first set of characteristics for a design of new type of monitoring systems.