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Water Innovation through Dissemination Exploitation of Smart Technologies

Objective

The role of ICT in contributing to the “Smart Technologies EIP Priority” is widely recognised by the scientific community and water business professionals. Despite relevant progress and innovation achieved in this field, several barriers hinder the implementation of Smart Water Technologies such as the fragmentation of the sector, slow adoption, absence of SME development, and no holistic vision of water supply considering its whole life cycle. Moreover, at present a fully integrated Smart Water Network does not exist in Europe or globally. Hence, current lack of knowledge of EU water research and innovation results on industry, policy makers, and citizens is slowing down the widespread application of solutions that can leverage the development of the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow. This scenario shows that achieving water-related challenges cannot progress with the sole contribution of research. In this sense, the project has the vision of establishing and supporting a thriving, interconnected ICT for water community to promote the dissemination and exploitation of EU funded activities and results in this area. WIDEST will address its goals through a project-to-project approach and the coordination among relevant stakeholders by means of five objectives that will include, amongst others: Conducting literature reviews of relevant academic and commercial references; Establishing common frameworks such as standards, guidelines, website, video channel; Organizing events including conferences, workshops, special sessions; Producing three Topical Roadmaps and one Overall Roadmap; Producing a Portfolio of effective ICT for water management technologies including the methodology to build, update and execute it. The project is backed by a strong consortium composed by institutions with proven track record and expertise across different facets of ICT for water research, including established connections with key stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 392 823,75

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 687,50
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL AGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 993,75
Address
Avenida Severo Ochoa 7
29590 Málaga
Activity type
Other
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 750
Address
Caxton Street 12, Alliance House
SW1H 0QS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
WATER EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 375
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE COTE D'AZUR
France
EU contribution
€ 160 400
Address
Grand Chateau 28 Avenue Valrose
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments