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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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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)

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TEA SISTEMI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 912,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 750

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 70 500

OSLANDIA

France

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 500

REGIONE TOSCANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 500

METCENAS OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 79 250

ZETA AMALTEA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 62 500

INSTITUT ZA EKOLOSKI INZENIRING DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 66 625

ERCIYES UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 58 625

ETAIREIA AXIOPOIISEOS KAI DIACHEIRISEOS TIS PERIOUSIAS TOU ETHNIKOU METSOVIOU POLYTECHNEIOU (E.M.P.)

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 59 750

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 56 000

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 56 000

TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 56 000

PARAGON LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 101 625

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 750

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSESMENT CENTRE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642224

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 583 912,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 411 162,50

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy