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WATER AND ENERGY ADVANCED MANAGEMENT FOR IRRIGATION

Objective

Agriculture sector is accountable for 30% of the total water consumption in Europe, but reaches up to 70% of total water consumption in several European southern countries. In recent years, most of the efforts have been focused on water efficiency, without taking care of energy aspects, resulting in some cases on a significant increase in energy consumption, both per irrigated surface and per volume unit of water. The WEAM4i project will mainly address 2 of the priorities of the EIP on Water: “Water-Energy nexus” and “Decision support systems (DSS) and monitoring”. The WEAM4i proposal is based on two innovative management concepts:
1. A water&energy smart grid for irrigation: allowing interactive energy use decisions, by introducing demand-side management and matching the consumption to the available energy offer, due to existing water storage capability (in reservoirs or in the soil) that enables an ”near-almost elastic” demand.
2. An innovative, cloud based, integration approach: an ICT platform based on a Service Oriented Architecture, for hosting the DSS applications, while, at field level, the existing local irrigation systems will remain.
Techniques for resource efficiency at local level will be demonstrated on the irrigation systems aforementioned: for saving water, for improving the m3/kwh ratio and for the minimisation of the operational cost of water supply infrastructures. Full-scale demonstration activities will be performed in 3 EU countries (PT, ES and DE), covering a wide range of landscapes and crop types, from southern to central EU. Companies and SMEs will benefit from the future commercialization of the outcomes while the users will reduce the operational costs of their irrigation systems. To Sum up: once important water savings have been achieved, the new challenge for the irrigation sector is to minimise the energy costs. The WEAM4i project aims to provide innovative solutions for this challenge.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

METEOSIM SL
Address
Calle Baldiri Reixac 10-12 Parc Ci Entific De Barcelona
08028 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 441 889,35
Administrative Contact
Paula Corneli (Ms.)

Participants (18)

GRUPO HISPATEC INFORMATICA EMPRESARIAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 608 032
Address
Avda De La Innovacion Num 1 Edficio Cajamar Autovia Mediterraneo A7 La Pita
04131 Almeria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Molina Zamora (Mr.)
AQUAGRI - ASSISTENCIA TECNICA E CONSULTORIA ACE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 297 400
Address
Courelas Da Herdade De Perdiganito 13
7005 681 Nossa Senhora De Machede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Nobre Correia (Mr.)
FEDERACION NACIONAL DE COMUNIDADES DE REGANTES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 913
Address
Paseo De La Habana 26 Planta 2
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Hernandez (Mr.)
FENAREG - FEDERACAO NACIONAL DE REGANTES DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 198 201,60
Address
Rua 5 De Outuro 14
2100-127 Coruche
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carina Arranja (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 032,90
Address
Carretera Moncada Naquera Km 4,5
46113 Moncada (Valencia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabel Abad (Dr.)
ADASA SISTEMAS, S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 632 829
Address
Calle Ignasi Iglesias 217
08820 El Prat De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio De Campos (Mr.)
ELEAF BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 414 684,40
Address
Hesselink Van Suchtelenweg 6
6703 CT Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Remco Dost (Mr.)
LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER NIEDERSACHSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 318
Address
Mars La Tour Strasse 1-13
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Schulz (Mrs.)
LGRAIN GMBH BEWASSERUNGSTECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 263 739,60
Address
Am Muhlenteich 10
29559 Wrestedt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan C Lühr (Mr.)
UNITE TECHNIQUE DU SEMIDE GEIE
France
EU contribution
€ 197 520
Address
Place Sophie Laffitte
06902 Sophia Antipolis
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lidy Thomas (Ms.)
INERGIA GRUPO ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 308,34
Address
Calle Dario Fo 3 Piso 1 - Pta A
28909 Getafe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Constantino Vidal Franco (Mr.)
ECLAREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 088,56
Address
Albrechtstrasse 22
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Brückmann (Mr.)
COMUNIDAD GENERAL DE REGANTES DEL CANAL DE BARDENAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 505
Address
Carretera Gallur Sanguesa S/n
50600 Ejea De Los Caballeros
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Francisco J Sagaste Pueyo (Mr.)
HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 349 300
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnold Lobbrecht (Dr.)
VON DER OHE KARSTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 369 840
Address
Im Wiesengrund 22
29525 Uelzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karsten Von Der Ohe (Mr.)
ZIM PLANT TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 147,90
Address
Neuendorfstrasse 19
16761 Henningsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Rüger (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 547,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillermo Sanjuanbenito (Mr.)
CREARA CONSULTORES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 620
Address
Calle Velazquez, Num. 157 Planta 5
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Michele Sonvilla (Mr.)