A number of project results were introduced by the STOP-IT partners during the annual project meeting last week in Athens. The Public Warning Notification System, the Smart Lock solution Meklock and the Jammer Detector are only a few to name. The project is now going into the second stage where the developed solutions and tools are being tested at our frontrunner water utilities in order to be verified and adapted to local needs. Training activities are under development as well as an exploitation strategy for STOP-IT results. A first version of the STOP-IT platform that is going to contain all relevant STOP-IT tools will be released in November 2019.
The project partners had the opportunity to meet in a World Café approach in order to discuss the demonstration of technologies at the frontrunner water utilities. This provided space for discussion between the utilities and technology developers in order to ensure a profound understanding of the tools, to plan demonstrations and to provide feedback to the tool developers. It therefore ensured the involvement of the water utilities in the tool development process.
The remaining time of the meeting, which was hosted by project partner ICCS, was filled with presentations about the state of the work packages, work meetings, a conference dinner and a field trip to the Marathon reservoir, hosted by the water company of Athens, EYDAP.