The POWER consortium brings together an internationally renowned research and innovation group with rich experience in European projects and an EU-prominent role in both water management and Digital Social Platform achievements.
De Montfort University is a leading research-orientated University in the UK. The University has a long history of working in partnership with commercial organisations and other Universities, in the UK, Europe, Russia and Asia. The Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) at DMU is a multi-disciplinary research institute with expertise in “smart cities”, as well as building physics, building energy modelling, ICT, electrical and electronic engineering, social science, energy policy and public engagement. The Water Software Systems (WSS) is a multidisciplinary research group in the university and provides consultancy and research services to organisations in the area of water distribution systems and wastewater treatment and reuse.
CUBIT – Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies is an Italian research and innovation consortium founded in 2007 by the University of Pisa. CUBIT delivers leading-edge electronics and wireless communication products, implements R&I activities in the ICT field paying special attention to the development of Wireless communication systems applied to Internet of Things. Actually, the Wireless Innovation Lab of CUBIT represents an IoT Centre of expertise for the Tuscany region. It is the only Italian laboratory qualified for compliance certification of the RFID-based components and devices.
Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic is a non-profit making private technological centre. CTM aims to efficiently contribute to improving the competitiveness and the technological development of companies by providing specialised services and carrying out R&D and Innovation projects. Its activities cover sectors such as Environmental Technology, Materials Technology and Energy. CTMs Environmental Technology Department (ATA) is specialises in water and wastewater treatment, water quality, water reuse, waste management and product recovery, covering all strategies defined in EU waste directive, and contaminated soils and groundwater.
KWR Watercycle Research Institute is the Dutch research institute for the drinking water sector. Unique in the world, this collaboration of the Dutch water supply companies has resulted in a powerful knowledge base and an extensive collective memory (> 60 years) for the drinking water sector. KWR develops and unlocks relevant knowledge about the small water cycle: from water systems to water technology and (clean) water quality. Our objective is to provide the water sector with the means to identify and effectively meet the challenges of our time: from climate change to the increasing amount of contaminants, and the growing pressure to use space intensively and for multiple purposes.
EIPCM – European Institute for Participatory Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, research and development of participatory platforms, knowledge tools and next-generation media ecosystems. Their research aims at enabling organizations, industry and society at large to take advantage of new participatory forms of content and media creation, delivery and utilization based on real-life needs of European citizens, public organizations and industry. EIPCM is highly experienced in developing participatory platforms and investigating collective awareness mechanisms. Its research displays a strong focus on user-centred design and evaluation of socio-technical systems as well as on integrating state-of-the-art knowledge visualisation with social media and mobile computing.
Climate Alliance of European Cities with over 1,700 member municipalities spread across 26 European countries is the largest European local government network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets: each member city, town and district has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent every 5 years. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world’s most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility. The network fosters cooperation with indigenous people, runs awareness raising campaigns and develops tools for climate action planning. It provides wide opportunity for participation and exchange while representing member’s interests at the national, European and international levels.
Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high quality and innovative approach to both research and teaching. Founded in 1636, the University has evolved into a leading modern research university with a growing international reputation. The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is one of the most important research units on sustainability research. The Copernicus Institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change towards sustainability. The institute thus seeks to contribute to the development of knowledge and techniques as well as methods and instruments in the field of sustainable development, taking note of related social debates and policy processes. One of the key focus areas is water management & water governance.
Baseform – Aggregate Formula makes advanced software for networked water infrastructure. The Baseform system currently includes solutions for water losses, demand and energy management, short- and long-term infrastructure planning, system and asset reliability, data quality, hydraulics and water quality, operations and monitoring. The modular, building-block software design breaks away from the constraints of traditional solutions and legacy software, by mixing and matching the capabilities specifically needed for each water engineering or management process. It creates new capabilities through joining together what has conventionally been available only in segregated software worlds, such as GIS, SCADA, financial analysis, and maintenance software or hydraulics applications.
Leicester City Council is a unitary authority and was Britain’s First Environment City. It has a strong track record in developing and implementing strategies aimed at improving the environment and wellbeing of the city, whilst reducing the risk of environmental impacts from our activities. The City Council has a statutory duty to develop, maintain, implement and monitor a local strategy for managing flood risk. This includes the need to share data and collaborate closely with partner agencies with likewise responsibilities. The City Council is also the local planning authority with responsibility for ensuring developments do not adversely impact on flood risk, and wherever possible seek to contribute to reducing flood risk.
Hagihon Company, the Jerusalem Region Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility, provides advanced 24/7 water and wastewater services to the about 1 million residents (about 15% of Israel’s total population) of the City of Jerusalem, the Town of Mevasert Yerushalaim and the Town of Abu Gosh. Hagihon is Israel’s largest, most experienced and advanced municipal area water & wastewater services utility, operating and maintaining a 1,300 kmwater supply network, a 1000 km sewage network, a 500 km storm drainage network a 35 km treated effluent irrigation network, and 3 Wastewater Treatment Plants. Hagihon provides guidance to Urban Water Managers, from Israeli and foreign Water Companies.
City of Milton Keynes is one of the leading cities in energy and climate protection in the UK. It has an enviable record in implementing low-energy housing and industrial developments and addressing transport and waste issues. Milton Keynes Council is actively seeking ways to reduce water consumption in the municipal and community buildings, the housing stock, commerce and business sectors. The Council has a track record of successful European and British projects, is an active member of Energy Cities and a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors. The Council has a reputation for implementing innovative low carbon technologies and projects and is often chosen as a test-bed for pilot schemes.
CASSA – Companyia d’Aigües de Sabadell is the representative of the Catalonian city of Sabadell, with over 50 years of extensive experience in the field of water supply, energy and environmental services. Companyia d’Aigües de Sabadell, S.A is part of the CASSA Group which currently supplies water to over 40 municipalities (with an area of distribution of over 700 km2). CASSA also manages several wastewater treatment plants, including two of the ten largest in Catalonia, and seawater desalination plants. CASSA provides services to around 800,000 inhabitants. Sabadell WWTP works with an MBR process (one of the biggest in Europe) which obtains a tertiary quality water to use for irrigation, cleaning streets, flushing toilets and other applications. CASSA operates a water network of 25 km to supply the non-drinkable water in the city of Sabadell.