CE39 - Sécurité globale, résilience et gestion de crise, cybersécurité

Resilience by Design and Security of Water Networks – CoRREau

Submission summary

Conducted through cyber and/or physical channels, water supply terrorism seeks to compromise the availability and quality of drinking water. This threat has direct consequences on the population and on the resilience of the city. Today, with the digital revolution, the resilience of a water distribution network (WDN) is linked to the security of information systems (IS). Failure detection and any appropriate countermeasures depend not only on the design of the WDN, but also on the integrity of the IS, composed of the sensor network, the monitoring system, and their data. The CoRREau project's solutions integrate a "digital twin" connected to real-time observations and built from a hydraulic model of RDE, on the one hand, and a "digital shadow" trained and then activated from computer network traces, on the other. The mutual contributions of the digital twin to the detection of anomalies, and that of the digital shadow to the overall resilience of both infrastructures will be analysed, in order to pave the way for a complete digital twin integrating the two systems. Multi-objective optimisation for optimal design and anomaly detection will be addressed by genetic algorithms. The case studies will be based on scenarios of interest proposed by the Strasbourg water utility in France.
Keywords: drinking water distribution networks; critical infrastructure; resilience by design; anomaly detection; multi-objective optimization; digital twin; digital shadow; cybersecurity; genetic algorithms.

Project coordination

Olivier Piller (Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement)

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ICube Laboratoire des sciences de l'Ingénieur, de l'Informatique et de l'Imagerie
ETTIS Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement
M2N Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris
CEDRIC Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris
CUS Eurométropole de Strasbourg -Service de l'Eau et de l'Assainissement

Help of the ANR 490,491 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2023 - 48 Months

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