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Holistic Surface Water and Groundwater Management for Sustainable Cities

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.
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Coordinator

SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS

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Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

Participants (6)

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IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

LJUBLJANSKI URBANISTICNI ZAVOD DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

DIMOTIKI EPICHEIRISI YDREFSIS - APOCHETEFSIS SKIATHOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

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IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734409

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2017

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 242 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 242 000

Coordinated by:

SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS

Greece