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POWER wins the WIE Water Governance award

During the Water Innovation Europe 2020 conference, the POWER project, represented by its coordinating partner, De Montfort University, has been selected as the winner of the WIE 2020 Award for the category Water Governance.


The award has been assigned to the the most successful governance solution for the water sector. POWER demonstrated that the use of smart technologies supported by innovative engagement models plays an important role in addressing priority areas that will have a significant impact on the future of water in our society.


POWER has created a strong legacy of:

– new tools (the digital social platform, DSP, and the best practice repository, BPR),

– new models for engagement (gamification knowledge visualisation, collaborative idea contest, ConCensus), and

– new methodology (Governance Capacity Framework),

to ensure the informed growth of political and social awareness and action on water environmental challenges.

The POWER tools have been specially designed and implemented to facilitate the digital involvement of communities in processes of multi-stakeholder governance, dissemination, planning and decision-making that can be applied to any sustainability-related challenge.

In the long-term, the POWER approach aims at building capacity in cities to develop solutions, strategies and policies for addressing water-related sustainability challenges that can ensure policy continuity, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.

See the news on the Water Europe web page:

Water Europe Innovation Awards Winner of the day – Water Governance award

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POWER project featured on the CORDIS website

POWER has been selected as one of the ICT4WATER projects featured in the CORDIS Results Pack on Digital Transition in Water.
CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is one of the cornerstones of the European Commission’s strategy to disseminate and exploit research results from the projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation (from FP1 to Horizon 2020).
Prof. Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd, our project coordinator, gives a brief description of the results achieved by POWER in this article, which is available in six languages.


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