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Fiware4Water has the following specific objectives, linked to the Expected Impacts (EI):
Objective #1: To build modular applications using FIWARE and open API architecture, for the real time management of water systems, integrating a semantic based context information layer within existing operational systems, ensuring interoperability. Linked to EI #1
Objective#2: To demonstrate the value of data sharing, standardisation of data exchange, including open data policies, across the whole value chain of water for improved decision making and operational management of water systems, while proposing context aware cybersecure mechanisms compliant with critical infrastructure protection. Linked to EI #2 and #3
Objective #3: To build upon distributed intelligence and low-level analytics (smart meters, advanced water quality sensor etc., paving the way for the sensors of the future) to increase the economic (improved performance) and societal (interaction with the users) efficiency of water systems. Linked to EI #3, #4 and #6.
Objective#4: To showcase the Fiware4Water solution and FIWARE compliant applications to selected demo cases, covering a wide range of challenges, as exemplary paradigms of its potential and the seamless integration with existing legacy systems. Linked to EI #3 and #5.
Objective#5: To demonstrate the socio-political value of FIWARE for Digital Water and the water sector and its capacity to support a full citizen engagement model known as the Council of Citizen Engagement in Sustainable Urban Strategies (ConCensus) whereby coherent long-term measures, water policy continuity and supranational strategy to local implementation links are fully established and further developed whilst inter-city relations and knowledge exchange are enhanced. Linked to EI#2 and #4
Objective#6: To develop a community of adopters, around water compliant interfaces and data models that will demonstrate the usefulness and commercial value of FIWARE as an ecosystem for the development of the Next Generation Services for the water sector (SMEs, developers and end-users/cities/water utilities) and thus contribute to the creation of EU wide environment allowing the deployment of smart water systems, in a standardised licence or open source/free mode, as part of the movement towards the smart city of the future. Linked to EI#1, #5, #6.
List of Expected Impacts (EI) :
- EI#1: The interoperability of decision support systems through the identification and use of ICT/water vocabularies and ontologies in view of developing or improving ICT/water standards
- EI#2: Improved decision making on water management, related risks and resource efficiency through increased real-time accuracy of knowledge.
- EI#3: Maximising return on investments through reduced operational costs for water utilities, including reduced costs for water monitoring, improved performance of water infrastructures, and enhanced access to and interoperability of data.
- EI#4: Enhanced public awareness on water consumption and usage savings
- EI#5: Market development of integrated and cyber-resilient ICT solutions and systems for smart water management, and opening up of a digital single market for water services
- EI#6: The implementation of the objectives of the EIPWater, especially, reducing the environmental footprint of the main water-dependant activities and improve their resilience to climate changes and other environmental changes