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Blueprints for Smart Cities: Developing the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the EIP Smart Cities and Communities

Objective

BlueSCities aims to develop the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the 'Smart Cities and Communities' EIP. It will identify synergies in accordance with the Smart City context and complement other priority areas such as energy, transport and ICT. It will seek to contribute to the achievements of the 20-20-20 objectives. Placing emphasis on local solutions for global issues, the proposal seeks improved public engagement and enhanced decision-making processes at all political levels based on scientific knowledge and adequate social and economic awareness. BlueSCities will build on the hitherto successful implementation of the EIP Water Action Group, CITY BLUEPRINTS, which will provide the data required for a practicable planning cycle. The necessary socio-technological tools will be produced. It will aim to improve exchange synergies between researchers and users, decision-makers and consumers, industry, SMEs and national and international authorities. The project in order to achieve this, will further review the current situation in 50 European cities employing its unique methods of analysis, produce detailed case studies of four specifically chosen municipalities/cities, and demonstrate a self-assessment baseline assessment tool for water and waste in cities, which will enhance the implementation of European Smart City activities, to be published in the Blue City Atlas. It will, in a carefully planned step-by step process, collate data and formulate sufficient recommendations in order to produce an administrative methodology capable of eliminating cross sector barriers between water, waste and Smart City sectors to be described in a practical guidance document for the use of all relevant stakeholders. This will be supported by a programme of dissemination ensuring a wider public understanding of the nature of water and waste systems within the structures of European municipalities, regions and countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-one-stage
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 212 825

Participants (12)

KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 244 843,75
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 72 900
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
REDINN - SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 97 400
Address
Via Mar Di Bering 39B
00040 Pomezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 450
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRETI SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 6 542,60
Address
Strada Provinciale 95
15057 Tortona Al
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRANE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
2 Route De La Noue
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASTON CONSULT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 44 750
Address
Avenue De La Chenaie 27
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER IL CONTROLLO AMBIENTALE E LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 375
Address
Via Fiasella 3/16
16121 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 12 375
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 51 957,40
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)