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.
Ict4Water present at Connected Smart Cities conference 2018
January 11, Mrs. Evdokia Achilleos from EASME presented the ICT4Water cluster at the Connected Smart Cities Conference (#CSCC18) organized by Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC). The session Natural Resources – Digital Water and Beyond, which was co-chaired with WssTP and AOIT, provided very good opportunity to present the ICT4Water cluster and its achievements so far as well as discuss on following actions. Overall the session emphasized that the digitalization of water infrastructure requires an integrative approach that will break the still existing silos between municipalities, water utilities and the ICT sector. At the conference's closing plenary session, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel addressed the audience via pre-recorded video message. She referred to the contribution of standardization bodies like "ETSI standardization groups regarding cities digital profile". She also mentioned that according to Eurobarometer 75% of the citizens believe that digitalization is positive but at the same time 74% believe that digitization turns obsolete more job positions than it creates.
Presentation: Digital solutions for water: linking the physical and digital world (pdf)
Action Plan 2017 Flash report
On December 1st 2017, the ICT4Water cluster presented an Action Plan to support the setting out of a Digital Single Market of Water Services. The Action Plan for a Digital Single Market for Water Services is focusing on a wider approach including Water Management, Treatment, Reuse, Circular Economy and every water-related area, and all other relevant areas where ICT can contribute. It proposes the creation of a borderless Digital single market for water services, and contributes to the Connected Digital Single Market and the Resilient Energy Union objectives by promoting sustainable smart technologies in the water sector.
DAIAD wins 2017 Innovation Radar Price
The amphiro b1, an innovation developed by the DAIAD project, and already delivered to the market by project partner Amphiro, has received the prestigious 2017 Innovation Radar Prize in the category Tech for Society!
Every year, the European Commission evaluates and awards Europe’s most promising innovations emerging from the thousands of EU-funded research and innovation projects, seeking to help them get their innovation ‘out of the lab’ and into the market. Read more at www.daiad.eu
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.
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