The TAWARA_RTM project aims at developing a complete platform to control the quality of the tap water with respect to the radioactivity content. The platform will provide a real time measurement of the activity in the water (measuring the gross alpha and beta activity) to verify whether the distributed water is far from the limits set by the EU legislation reaching thresholds that require rapid actions.
In case of an alarm due to an activity in the water lager than the defined thresholds, a warning message is sent to the water plant management to verify the need of stopping the water distribution.
At the same time, a second part of the system is activated, to determine the nature of the contamination by gamma ray spectroscopy, defining the nature of the contamination and the corresponding counter-measures. Moreover, the determination of the contaminants is needed to establish the effects on the population and produce a full information report to the Civil Security Authorities.
The prototypes of a real time monitoring system and spectroscopy analyzer will be designed, built, tested under laboratory condition and finally installed at the water plant in the North Waterworks Plant of Warsaw managed by the Warsaw Waterwork Company (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w m.st. Warszawie S.A. – MPWIK), for the demonstration campaign.
Tawara Team
The TAWARA RTM Team poses near the main demonstration prototype.

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Jul 8, 2016
Category: News
The final project workshop hold in Warsaw on 5-6 July 2016 registered an important presence of end-users, academics and stakeholders interested to know the results of the TAWARA project. The interesting achivements of the project and the simulation of the whole system during the workshop, including the management of a simulated contamination alarm, gathered the attention of the audience and stimulated a very usefull discussion. 
Jun 19, 2016
Category: News
The final workshop of the TAWARA RTM EU project will be hel in Warsaw the next 5-6 July 2016. It will be focused on the presentation of the main results achieved during the project and the discussion with the invited end-users, also coming from extra-project companies, to gather feedbacks and impressions about our work. 
May 28, 2016
Category: News
The paper titled "TAWARA_RTM – the Detection System for Real Time Monitoring of Radioactive Contamination in Water Processed at Water Treatment Facilities" presented in the poster session of the IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications 2016 is available for download.

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