Waterwise 2017 Flash report
The annual Waterwise conference held in London on 8 March 2017 was an exceptionally stimulating event with 19 ICT4water cluster projects funded by EU that shared experiences and presented results on ICT applied to water to enhance networking, communication, dissemination, policy, research and market opportunities returns.
ICT4Water welcomes WADI project
The 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.