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FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management

Objective

"FREEWAT aims at promoting water management and planning by simplifying the application of the Water Framework Directive and other EU water related Directives. FREEWAT will be an open source and public domain GIS integrated modelling environment for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater with an integrated water management and planning module.
Specific objectives of the FREEWAT project are:
- to coordinate previous EU and national funded research to integrate existing software modules for water management in a single environment into the GIS based FREEWAT;
- to support the FREEWAT application in an innovative participatory approach gathering technical staff and relevant stakeholders (in primis policy and decision makers) in designing scenarios for the proper application of water policies.
FREEWAT will initiate a process aimed at filling the gap between EU and US on widespread-standardised ICT tools and models for management of water quantity and quality and will set a well recognisable and flagship initiative. The open source characteristics of the platform allow to consider this an initiative ""ad includendum"" (looking for inclusion of other entities), as further research institutions, private developers etc. may contribute to the platform development.
Through creating a common environment among water research/professionals, policy makers and implementers, FREEWAT main impact will be on enhancing science- and participatory approach and evidence-based decision making in water resource management, hence producing relevant and appropriate outcomes for policy implementation.
The Consortium is constituted by partners from various water sectors from 11 EU countries, plus Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. Synergies with the UNESCO HOPE initiative on free and open source software in water management greatly boost the value of the project. Large stakeholders involvement guarantees results dissemination and exploitation.

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Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 242 875

Participants (18)

TEA SISTEMI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 912,50
Address
Via Ponte A Piglieri 8
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 750
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 70 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSLANDIA
France
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Tour De L Horloge 4 Place Louis Armand
75603 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 75 500
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIONE TOSCANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 500
Address
Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati - Piazza Del Duomo 10
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
METCENAS OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 79 250
Address
Tleskacova 1329/16 Severni Predmesti
323 00 Plzen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZETA AMALTEA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Carlos Marx 4
50015 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA EKOLOSKI INZENIRING DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 66 625
Address
Ljubljanska Ulica 9
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERCIYES UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 58 625
Address
Rektorluk Binasi Melikgazi
38039 Kayseri
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETAIREIA AXIOPOIISEOS KAI DIACHEIRISEOS TIS PERIOUSIAS TOU ETHNIKOU METSOVIOU POLYTECHNEIOU (E.M.P.)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 59 750
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Sos Bucuresti Ploiesti 97
013686 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Volodymyrska St 60
01033 Kyiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PARAGON LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 101 625
Address
Constitution Street 295B
MST9052 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSESMENT CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments