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Mandatory Fields
Derguech, W., Curry, E., Smit, S., Clifford, E., Messervey, T., Perfido, D., Hannon, L., Van Andel, S-J., Alfonso, L., Hasan, S., Hassan, U., Kouroupetroglou, C.
D8. 4 Project final report
Optional Fields
Climate change, increased urbanization and increased world population are several of the factors driving global challenges for water management. In fact, the World Economic Forum has cited “The Water Supply Crises” as a major risk to global economic growth and environmental policies in the next 10 years. In parallel, the United Nations has called for intensified international collaboration. To help reduce water shortages, Waternomics explored the technologies and methodologies needed to successfully reduce water consumption and losses from households, companies and municipalities. Waternomics, a three-year EU-funded project that started in February 2014, developed and introduced ICT as an enabling technology to (i) manage water as a resource,(ii) increase end-user conservation awareness and affect behavioural changes, and (iii) to avoid waste through leak detection. In saving water, energy will also be conserved (treatment and pumping) as will carbon emissions associated with energy production. Unique aspects of Waternomics include feedback about end-user water consumption, the development of a methodology for the design and implementation of systematic and standards-based water resource management systems, new sensor hardware developments to make water metering more economic and easier to install, and the introduction of fault detection diagnosis to the analysis of water consumption data.
The Netherlands
Grant Details
Collaborative project, FP7-ICT-2013.11, Grant Agreement number: 619660
Publication Themes
Environment, Marine and Energy