"Water management in Europe and around the world is facing rising global temperatures, higher rainfall variability, population growth and water demand increases, freshwater pollution and other serious challenges. Current Modelling and ICT tools can help farmers to be more efficient regarding water management in agriculture. There are some potential ""smart water"" applications available mostly as research or information tools. However, there is still a lack of integrated-site-specific solutions offering an adapted service for the agriculture sector and no available commercialization. Zeta Amaltea, and GeoSlab conform the most complementary consortium with high level skills and background on innovative solutions for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and planning. They will launch SMARTQUA as the first tool to fully take into account agricultural farmer’s needs to provide effective water and risk management; considering key internal and external data input. SMARTQUA integrates water management and nitrate pollution EU legislation, watershed data and underground aquifers, all in a cheaper offer than competitors. The benefits of this service will provide an accurate decision-making via web (online platform) or mobile application and lead to significant return of saving up to 20-35% of farmer’s operation efficiency and 15% of internal cost (saving water, energy and fertilizer use), whilst avoiding nitrate pollution and providing a higher climate resilience."
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensors
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesenvironmental sciencespollution
- social sciencessociologygovernancecrisis management
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesagriculture
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringnatural resources managementwater management
- H2020-EU.3.2. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy Main Programme
- H2020-EU.3.2.4. - Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries and supporting the development of a European bioeconomy
- H2020-EU.3.2.1. - Sustainable agriculture and forestry
- H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
- H2020-EU.3.2.2. - Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet
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Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.