Hagihon partners with leading European Utilities and Research Institutions in a new EU research project to Improve Governance and Social Awareness of Water Environmental Challenges

 

Dec 3, 2015 (Jerusalem, Israel)

Hagihon partners with leading European Utilities and Research Institutions in a new EU research project to Improve Governance and Social Awareness of Water Environmental Challenges

The new project, titled POWER (an acronym for ‘Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges') will set up a user-driven Digital Social Platform (DSP) for expansion and governance of political and social awareness on water environmental challenges in existing water networks. POWER, which was officially launched on December 1st 2015 and financed under the Horizon 2020 "H2020-ICT10c-2015 Call", is to be implemented over for 48 months.

POWER is an EIP-related (EIP = European Innovation Partnerships) project pioneering the DSP approach to share the knowledge and experience of water scarcity, security, quality and water consumption-related issues in different EU local authorities, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.

POWER consortium comprises a total of 12 Partners, including 4 research institutions dealing with environmental, social and governance issues, 2 innovation SMEs, 2 European organizations, 4 Key Demonstration Cities;

1.      De Montfort University - Coordinator (United Kingdom)

2.      Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies - CUBIT Scarl (Italy)

3.      Fundacio CTM Centre Tecnològic CTM (Spain)

4.      KWR Water B.V. (The Netherlands)

5.      European Institute for Participatory Media EV (Germany)

6.      Climate Alliance – Klima Buendnis – Alianza del Clima EV (Germany)

7.      Universiteit  Utrecht (The Netherlands)

8.      Leicester City Council (United Kingdom)

9.      Aggregate Formula Lda - Baseform (Portugal

10.  Hagihon Company Ltd - Jerusalem Region Water Utility (Israel)

11.  Milton Keynes Council (United Kingdom)

12.  Companyia d’aigues de Sabadell SA (Spain),

and over 50 EIP Water - City Blueprint follower cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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