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.
Cluster workshop at EIP Water conference
The ICT4Water cluster, The EC- DG CONNECT Smart Mobility and The Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) , are delighted to invite the digital water community to the open session, ‘Action Plan towards Digital Single Market for Water Services’, held as a side event to the EIP Conference 2017 on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in Porto.
The workshop will focus on the main challenges that need to be addressed in the future development of the digital water sector, such as, Interoperability, Big Data, Data Infrastructures (including IoT), Links with Smart Cities, Water-food-energy nexus, Standardization, Circular Economy, Water Recovery, etc.
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.
Commission launches inducement prize in water infrastructure monitoring
The objectives of this inducement prize are: to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on wireless sensor networks with energy harvesting technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water management; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need.
Prizes will be awarded to working prototypes for wireless sensor networks based on energy harvesting technologies, designed to efficiently acquire, monitor, communicate and analyse information about water resources in natural or man-made environments.
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