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Holistic Surface Water and Groundwater Management for Sustainable Cities

Objective

Urban water management becomes progressively more challenging in the view of population growth and increasing complexity of water management infrastructure. In this line, there is an ever increase demand from the water providers’ and public authorities’ perspective to critically evaluate the existing water ecosystems at city level in respect to the water supply, waste water treatment, reuse potential and the effect the growing population has on the water ecosystem and endangered species. To enable effective decision making at the entire city level, both surface water and groundwater should be viewed as part of the overall urban water ecosystem with its spatio-temporal availability, quantity and quality and competing uses being taken into account.
The Water4Cities project will rely on sensor technologies, data and visual analytics to enable localization, visualization and analysis of urban water (both surface water and groundwater) at a holistic urban setting providing services to multiple water stakeholders. More specifically, the Water4Cities project aims to develop the necessary models and associated platform that will enable water providers and relevant stakeholders to a) monitor in real-time the urban water resources; b) support their decisions for optimal urban water management causing minimal environmental impact and c) involve policy makers, corporations and the public to provide the support for sound and balanced decision-making. Beyond the scientific results, Water4Cities will target the exchange of knowledge among project partners. The Water4Cities project requires the collaboration of researchers in different research areas, i.e., water management, urban infrastructure management, sensor networks, data mining, data visualization, system integration, urban planning. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the project, staff exchanges will allow partners working closely together to deliver high quality results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 207 000

Participants (7)

IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LJUBLJANSKI URBANISTICNI ZAVOD DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Verovskova Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIMOTIKI EPICHEIRISI YDREFSIS - APOCHETEFSIS SKIATHOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Syggrou 8
37002 Skiathos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSE ONE TECHNOLOGIES SA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ENERGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Achaias 3 Kai Trizinias
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
United States
Address
Yorktown Heights
10598 New York
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)