Cluster Activities

ICT4Water welcomes WADI project

logo WADIThe WADI project has joined the ICT4Water cluster. WADI’s overall objective is to contribute to the reduction of losses in water transmission systems for water supply, irrigation, and hydropower, and simultaneously, to decrease the related energy consumption. The project will develop an airborne water leak detection surveillance service to provide water utilities with adequate information on leaks in water infrastructure outside urban areas, thus enabling prompt and cost-effective repairs. The demonstration of the innovative and cost-effective technologies for the detection of water leaks in transmission systems is based on two pillars:

  • Application of optical remote sensing on two complementary aerial platforms, i.e. manned and unmanned
  • Demonstration activity deployed in two pilot sites, i.e. in France (Provence region) and Portugal (Alqueva)

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ICT4Water cluster event at Waterwise conference

Waterwise_Conference_Logo_V2The next ICT4Water cluster event is scheduled. The event will be an integral part of the annual Waterwise conference which will take place on March 8 at the Royal Society of Arts in London. The conference will be focused on Delivering Water Efficiency projects and programmes. Once again it will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders within the water sector to come together to discuss how to further improve water efficiency.

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Water Journal: Special Issue on Water Networks Management

Members of the ICT4WATER cluster are invited to submit their papers to a Special Issue of the Water journal, entitled "Water Networks Management: New Perspectives", which is guest-edited by the University of Thessaly. Associate Professor Chrysi S. Laspidou will be happy to facilitate the process for ICT4WATER members. If you're interested in submitting an article you can address all your questions/concerns to Chrysi at laspidou@uth.gr.

See the relevant announcement here.

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Ict4water Roadmap 2016

The ICT for Water Management roadmap describes the main gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in the future of the ICT for water management sector, including water providers,customers and policy makers. The first roadmap was published in 2015 and after consulting the ict4water cluster members and other stakeholders an update has been prepared by the European Commission in August 2016. This latest edition of the roadmap will be presented at the Water Ideas conference to be held in Bologna (20-21 October) and can already be downloaded here or at the website of the European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/emerging-topics-and-technology-roadmap-ict-water-management-august-2016

 

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About the Cluster

Due to growing population and economy, seasonal climatic conditions have changed, including extreme events as floods and droughts. This affects as a whole the availability of water resources at world level. ICT and water efficiency is a key policy issue with potential for new research area that includes decision supporting system for the measurement of water quality and quantity including the recycling and water reuse processes. This necessitates increased interoperability between water information systems at EU and national levels and efficiency of water resources management. This site is a hub for the 15 sister projects on ICT and Water Management. Read more.

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