Welcome to the ICT4Water 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 EU-funded research projects on ICT and Water Management. Read more.
POWER launches new Digital Social Platform for water related issues
If the drinking water in your municipality is scarce or if your population is endangered by surface water floods, then the new Digital Social Platform is the right place for you. This interactive platform is filled up with information of experts about water related issues and used to communicate these issues to decision makers, key stakeholders and the public in order to increase awareness. Everyone can join in, as the platform is now activated.
The Digital Social Platform was created as part of the EU project POWER (Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges), in which among others the city network Climate Alliance, the UK cities of Leicester and Milton Keynes as well as the two water supply companies of Jerusalem (Israel) and Sabadell (Spain) are participating.
Amphiro, partner in DAIAD, finalist in Innovation Radar Prize 2017
The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's top future innovators and their innovations. These innovators have been identified through the European Commission's Innovation Radar. Up until 15 October 2017, people were able to vote for their favourites among 48 nominees. 20 finalists were selected on the basis of this public vote. In the category "Tech for society", Amphiro, partner in the DAIAD project, made it to the finals with their self-powered smart shower. Amphiro now get to pitch their plans for going to market with their EU-funded tech to a jury of experts at the ICT Proposers' Day in Budapest (9 November 2017).
EIP on Water 2017 Flash report
On the framework of Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW), from September 24 - 30, the ICT4Water cluster has reached an important impact delivering high quality knowledge in several activities, workshops and presentations. Cluster members had the opportunity of create synergies, expose results and build networking among more than 1000 water innovators. The flash report provides a summary of the most relevant activities conducted and lists the presentations given at the event.
WADI project publishes first newsletter
The WADI project is developing 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. WADI will release its first newsletter at the beginning of October. If you want to stay updated on their latest developments, please subscribe to WADI's newsletter at http://www.waditech.eu/.
ICT4Water discussion platform launched on Futurium
As follow up to the roadmap, an Action Plan to suggest the creation of a borderless Digital Single Market for water services will emerge from the inputs/discussion gathered from the ICT4Water cluster and taking into account other relevant reports from water related initiatives. Futurium provides a forum for registered users to exchange personal and professional views on the Action Plan for Water Digital Single Market in utmost transparency. You are invited to contribute and interchange experiences in view to deliver the Action Plan.
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