During the WDSA 2014 conference a new “battle” will be held:
The Battle of Background Leakage Assessment for Water Networks is the fifth in a series of “Battle Competitions” dating back to the Battle of the Water Networks (BWN) in 1985 and more recently the Battle of the Water Sensor Networks (BWSN) in 2006; the Battle of the Water Calibration Networks (BWCN) in 2010 and the Battle of the Water Networks design (BWN-II) in 2012.
The BBLAWN calls for teams/individuals from academia, consulting firms, and utilities to propose a design methodology for reducing water losses due to background leakages and apply it to a real water distribution system.
The results of the BBLAWN will be presented at a special session of the WDSA 2014 Conference in Bari.
Outcomes and results of the competition will be summarized in a manuscript to be submitted to the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division, ASCE.
The team providing the best solution will be awarded with an iPad mini.
Make sure you follow the updates on the battle page!