D1.1 Technology survey: Prospective and challenges - Revised version (2018)

8 Priority areas, challenges and research directions in FP7 and H2020 projects

8.2 H2020 projects

  • WaterInnEU – H2020 project

Applying European market leadership to river basin networks and spreading of innovation on water ICT models, tools and data

Home page: http://www.waterinneu.org/

Objective: create a marketplace to enhance the exploitation of EU funded ICT models, tools, protocols and policy briefs related to water and to establish suitable conditions for new market opportunities based on these offerings.

Topics: standardization, interoperability, open virtual marketplace, success stories, trans-national river basin, water management, benchmarking, regulation and management of water systems and services.

  • KINDRA – H2020 project

Knowledge Inventory for hydrogeology research

Home page: http://www.kindraproject.eu/

Objective: take stock of Europe’s contemporary practical and scientific knowledge of hydrogeology research and innovation with the help of an inventory of research results, activities, projects and programmes, and then use the inventory to identify critical research challenges and gaps, with a view to avoiding overlaps.

Topics: Water Framework Directive, groundwater, European Federation of Geologists, Joint Panel of Experts, EU Groundwater Associations, Networks and Working Groups, community involvement and dissemination, relevance of groundwater in daily life.

  • FREEWAT – H2020 project

FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management

Home page: http://www.freewat.eu/

Objective: promoting water resource management by simplifying the application of the Water Framework Directive and other EU water related Directives.

Topics: software modules, water management, GIS, application, participatory approach, relevant stakeholders, designing scenarios, water policies, open source platform, enhancing science, evidence-based decision making,

  • BlueSCities – H2020 project

Making water and waste smart

Home page: http://www.bluescities.eu/

Objective: develop the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the 'Smart Cities and Communities' EIP (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities).

Topics: smart city, SIP Smart Cities and Communities, sustainability of water management in a city, assess current situation, case studies, Blue City Atlas, recommendations, practical guidance, research and technological work, practical training courses, city governors, policy orientation.

  • WIDEST – H2020 project

Water Innovation through Dissemination Exploitation of Smart Technologies

Home page: http://www.widest.eu/ 

Objective: establish and support a thriving and interconnected Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Water Community with the main objective of promoting the dissemination and exploitation of the results of European Union (EU) funded activities in this area.

Topics: ICT for Water Observatory, Common Dissemination Frameworks, Semantic Interoperability and Ontologies, Smart City Connection, Smart Water Grids.