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Smart City Observatories implement REsilient Water Management

Project description

Digital services to improve management of wastewater

SCOREwater enhances the resilience of cities against climate change and urbanisation by enabling a water smart society and securing future ecosystem services. We introduce digital services to improve management of wastewater, storm-water and flooding events. Services are developed and verified by relevant stakeholders (communities, municipalities, businesses, civil society) in iterative collaboration with developers, tailoring to stakeholders’ needs. We identify best practices for developing and using the digital services, addressing water stakeholders beyond the project partners and develop technologies to increase public engagement in water management. SCOREwater deliver an innovation ecosystem driven by the financial savings in both maintenance and operation of water systems that are offered using the SCOREwater digital services, providing new business opportunities for water and ICT SMEs.

Objective

SCOREwater focuses on enhancing the resilience of cities against climate change and urbanization by enabling a water smart society that fulfils SDGs 3, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and secures future ecosystem services. We introduce digital services to improve management of wastewater, stormwater and flooding events. These services are provided by an adaptive digital platform, developed and verified by relevant stakeholders (communities, municipalities, businesses, and civil society) in iterative collaboration with developers, thus tailoring to stakeholders’ needs. Existing technical platforms and services (e.g. FIWARE, CKAN) are extended to the water domain by integrating relevant standards, ontologies and vocabularies, and provide an interoperable open-source platform for smart water management. Emerging digital technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data are used to provide accurate real-time predictions and refined information. We implement three large-scale, cross-cutting innovation demonstrators and enable transfer and upscale by providing harmonized data and services. We initiate a new domain “sewage sociology” mining biomarkers of community-wide lifestyle habits from sewage. We develop new water monitoring techniques and data-adaptive storm water treatment and apply to water resource protection and legal compliance for construction projects. We enhance resilience against flooding by sensing and hydrological modelling coupled to urban water engineering. We will identify best practices for developing and using the digital services, thus addressing water stakeholders beyond the project partners. The project will also develop technologies to increase public engagement in water management. Moreover, SCOREwater will deliver an innovation ecosystem driven by the financial savings in both maintenance and operation of water systems that are offered using the SCOREwater digital services, providing new business opportunities for water and ICT SMEs.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2018-2

Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Net EU contribution
€ 1 103 262,00
Address
PO BOX 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 1 103 262,00

Participants (15)