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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
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Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Address

The Gateway
Le1 9bh Leicester

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 575 000

Participants (12)

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Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies S.c.a.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 332 500

FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 347 812,50

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 316 250

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY MEDIA EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 335 625

CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 342 000

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 396 250

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

AGGREGATE FORMULA LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 482 500

HAGIHON COMPANY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

COMPANYIA D'AIGUES DE SABADELL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687809

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 747 937,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 747 937,50

Coordinated by:

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom