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FP7 SmartH2O

SmartH2O

Project ID: 619172
Finanziato nell'ambito di

SmartH2O: an ICT Platform to leverage on Social Computing for the efficient management of Water Consumption

Dal 2014-04-01 al 2017-03-31, progetto concluso | SmartH2O Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 3 573 368

Contributo UE:

EUR 2 508 842

Coordinato in:

Switzerland

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-ICT-2013-11See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

SmartH2O: an ICT Platform to leverage on Social Computing for the efficient management of Water Consumption
 The SmartH2O project develops an ICT platform for improving the management of urban and peri-urban water demand thanks to the integrated use of smart meters, social computation, and dynamic water pricing, based on advanced models of consumer behavior.
The SmartH2O project aims to provide water utilities, municipalities and citizens, with an ICT-enabled platform to design, develop and implement better water management practices and policies, leading to a reduction in water consumption, without compromising the quality of life, and to an increase in resource security.
The solution proposed by the SmartH2O project is to develop an ICT platform that will be able to:
• Understand and model the consumers’ current behaviour on the basis of historical and real-time water usage data;
• Predict how the consumer behaviour can be influenced by various water demand management policies, from water savings campaigns, to social awareness campaigns, to dynamic water pricing schemes;
• Raise the awareness of water consumers on their current water usage habits and their lifestyle implications and to stimulate them to reduce water use;
The SmartH2O ICT infrastructure will thus enable water managers to close the loop between actual water consumption levels and desired targets, using information about how the consumers have adapted their behavior to the new situation (e.g. new regulations, new water prices, appeals to water savings during droughts). This feedback will then allow to aptly revise the water demand management policies, enabling to maximise the water and energy saving goals

Expected Results
The project is expected to demonstrate how social awareness and dynamic pricing instruments can modify the behavior of water use.  A quantifiable reduction of water consumption is expected, especially in drought periods, when water is scarcer. Water utilities can therefore assess the impact of smart metering to improve the efficiency of their operations.

Obiettivo

Urban water use is highly dynamic, variable over time and space, and is expected to constantly increase in the coming years both in Europe and worldwide. Expanding existing infrastructures to access farther or deeper water resources might be one option, but the economic and energy costs could be unsustainably high. There is a need for water demand management strategies (incentives, water pricing, awareness campaigns) to be efficient and sustainable technically, economically, and socially. Yet, individual and collective behavioural response to specific water conservation policies might significantly vary with economic drivers as well as socio-psychological determinants within the same urban context.
The SmartH2O project aims at providing water utilities, the municipalities, and citizens, with an ICT enabled platform to design, develop and implement better water demand management policies, which are based on a shared understanding and motivation by the water users, thus leading to a reduction in water consumption, while not compromising the quality of life.
SmartH2O builds a bi-directional communication stream between citizens and the water utility: in one direction, user behavioural data are collected through smart meters and an online social participation application (social game); in the other, awareness campaigns and price signals are delivered through the same app to inform the users on how to save water and money.
SmartH2O will be tested in two main real world cases: in Spain, in the city of Valencia, and in Switzerland (in Canton Ticino). Moreover, test activities and interaction with the end users will be also performed in the United Kingdom, in the London Area. In these exemplary cases, the SmartH2O project will enable a constructive and continuous interaction between citizens and water utilities in the management of our most precious resource: water.

Coordinatore

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALEDELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 529 179


STABILE LE GERRE
6928 MANNO
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Rizzoli Andrea Emilio
Tel.: +41 58 666 66 64

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Partecipanti

SOCIETA ELETTRICA SOPRACENERINA SA
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 181 240


PIAZZA GRANDE 5
6600 LOCARNO
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Sandro Mendicino
Tel.: +41 91 756 91 56

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EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY MEDIA EV
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 356 720


PARISER PLATZ 6
10117 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Jasminko Novak
Tel.: +49 03057709367

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EMPRESA MIXTA VALENCIANA DE AGUAS SA
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 45 990


AVENIDA REINO DE VALENCIA 28
46005 VALENCIA
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Maria Angeles Serrano Sánchez
Tel.: +34 963 980 784

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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 73 000


CAMINO DE VERA SN EDIFICIO 3A
46022 VALENCIA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Manuel Pulido Velazquez
Tel.: +34963879616

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 573 736


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
20133 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Fabio Conti
Tel.: +39 0223993431
Fax: +390223993587

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SET MOBILE SRL
Romania

Contributo UE: EUR 169 275


STRADA ROVINE 3 BLOC 65 SCARA A ETAJ 3 AP 21 SECTORUL 2
021236 BUCURESTI
Romania
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Luigi Caldararu
Tel.: +40 755072421

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 344 800


OXFORD ROAD
M13 9PL MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Liz Fay
Tel.: +441612757114

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MOONSUBMARINE LIMITED
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 131 600


WOODLANDS ROAD 16 GREAT SHELFORD
CB22 5LW CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Fausto Dassenno
Tel.: +44 1223968170

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THAMES WATER UTILITIES LIMITED
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 41 700


CLEARWATER COURT - VASTERN ROAD
RG1 8DB READING
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Ricardo Wissmann-Alves
Tel.: +44 7747644634

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AGUAS DE VALENCIA SA
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 6 690


GRAN VIA MARQUES DEL TURIA 19
46005 VALENCIA
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: María Ángeles Serrano Sánchez
Tel.: +34 963 980 784

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WEBRATIO SRL
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 54 912


PIAZZALE LUIGI CADORNA
20123 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Colombo Elisabetta
Tel.: +390236714280

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