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Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges

Objective

POWER is a user-driven project to share knowledge and experience of water related issues in different EU local authorities to create a tool for EU water policy. It addresses four of the eight EIP WATER priorities:
1. Water reduction consumption
2. Water quality
3. Extreme weather events (surface water flood risk)
4. Variables related to water conservation

It will develop a common DSP system prototype to be demonstrated in Milton Keynes, Sabadell, Leicester and Jerusalem. It will combine the experience of these Key Demonstration Cities with follower Cities. The followers are members of EIP Water Action Group City Blueprints, NetwercH2O and cities that have already produced a CITY BLUEPRINT.

The objectives are:
1. Set up a user-driven Digital Social Platform (DSP)
2. Ensure the involvement of a wide society and knowledge community
3. Ensure social, technological, environmental and political uptake
4. Transfer the POWER model environment to other communities
5. Create new collaborative business models

The POWER project will therefore:
- Increase the transnational municipal network effect by facilitating unrestricted communication and community involvement
- Influence related policy planning and decisions
- Offer an innovative and effective open source solution to excluded regions, cities and users, based on a ‘link and scale up’ strategic network
- Prioritise social value, scalability, transferability, society empowerment and motivation to act.

POWER responds to the call and topic c) challenges by:
- harnessing the collaborative nature of ICT to create awareness
- reducing the gap between stakeholders of specific city challenges.
- addressing scalability and deployment for new cases
- involving excluded stakeholders
- integrating water issues into economic and social policy
.- being based on the networks: EIP Water - Action Group City Blueprints; and NetwercH20
- engaging with decision makers, professionals and the general public

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/public policy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/flood risk management

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 575 000

Participants (11)

Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies S.c.a.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 500
Address
Via Mario Giuntini 13
56021 Cascina
Activity type
Other
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 347 812,50
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 250
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY MEDIA EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 625
Address
Pariser Platz 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 342 000
Address
Galvanistrasse 28
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 250
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
City Hall 115 Charles Street
LE1 1FZ Leicester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BF SOFTWARE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 482 500
Address
Rua Borges Carneiro 34 Rc
1200-619 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAGIHON COMPANY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Hebron Road 101
91100 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Saxon Gate East 1
MK9 3HG Milton Keynes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMPANYIA D'AIGUES DE SABADELL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Calle Concepcion 12/20
08202 Sabadell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)