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OIEau is an independent non-profit-making organization whose principal aim is to develop skills for improving water and river management. OIEau’s main areas of activity are:
OIEau is supported by 149 partner organisations (administrations, catchment organisations, municipalities, universities, professional associations, water utilities, NGOs, ...), including 32 foreign. It has a total workforce of 130 persons, and can mobilise 250 external experts.
Easy Global Market SAS is a French SME, providing solutions and services to develop market confidence in technologies making the global market “easy” for companies looking for globalisation. EGM has a dual offer. Being specialised in validation, interoperability and integration Certification and label programmes Second, EGM provides scientific and engineering services for IoT market from sensors to data analytics using experience from about 10 international research projects as well as standardisation involvement in IoT since 2010. This extended knowledge in IoT value chain is completed by other international projects applied to vertical fields, such as in Smart cities, Intelligent transport systems (ITS), Smart water Monitoring (H2020 PROTEUS : Delivering the new generation of sensors for rain & waste water, drink and waste water networks) but also in Aquaculture (H2020 WAZIUP: Design of a low-cost smart buoy for aquaculture field, integrating communications technologies and edge computing) where EGM is contributing to the whole chain from sensors deployment to big data platform, providing analytics to the farmers.
EGM is currently involved in 11 H2020 projects . see list here http://www.eglobalmark.com/project-list EGM is strongly involved within the standardisation area and is making key contributions to the oneM2M initiative. It recently co-founded the Industry Specification Group on Context Information Management (ISG CIM).
The first Innovation Radar Report reviewing the innovation potential of ICT projects funded under 7th Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, to demonstrate the economic impact of EU grant funding identified EGM as being the 7th EU most innovative SME1.
NTUA is the leading technological and engineering school in Greece. NTUA participates in FIWARE4WATER with the laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management of the School of Civil Engineering.
The Laboratory is a centre of excellence on water resources analysis and urban water systems management with active role at both national and European levels. Of particular interest to the Laboratory is the domain of Hydroinformatics and the modelling of the complete socio-technical urban water system. More over the Laboratory is actively involved in the following scientific areas: Hydrological analysis and simulation, hydrological data analysis and management, water resources assessment, assessment of extreme hydrological phenomena (floods, droughts) and their consequences, climate and its interactions with water resources, radar hydrology, studies for the exploitation and management of water resources, GIS for water resources, development of databases for hydrological and meteorological information, development of mathematical / computational hydrological models, development of mathematical / computational optimization models, development of mathematical / computational water resources management models.
The Laboratory is a member of European Networks, such as EurAqua, the OpenMI Association, Watershare and WSSTP and supports the European Topic Centre for Water (ETC-Water) of the European Environment Agency (EEA). End users of the Laboratory’s work include: The Ministries of Regional Development and Decentralization, Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks, Environment, Energy and Climate Change and Rural Development and Food, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, the Public Power Corporation, the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage from Greece and other EU member states. The laboratory is also cooperating with water and environmental companies and consultancies on applied research and development. Finally, the scientific team participating in FIREWARE4WATER has implemented successfully numerous of research and demonstration European and national projects.
Eurecat is currently the leading Technology Centre in Catalonia, and the second largest private research organization in Southern Europe. Eurecat manages a turnover of 43M€ and 600 professionals, is involved in more than 160 R&D projects and has a customer portfolio of over 1.000 companies. It provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise; it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. The range of services offered by the centre are primarily focused on applied R&D, technological services, information technology consulting, highly specialized training, product and service development, and promotion and distribution of technological innovation. These innovations and training activities span from Industrial Technologies to Digital Technologies and Biotech. Additionally, EURECAT has recently been accepted by the European Commission as a KETs (Key Enabling Technologies) Technology Centre in order to collaborate with SMEs on close-to-market research and innovation activities.
Eurecat is currently participating in more than 70 EU funded collaborative projects, mainly in the Horizon 2020 Programme. In water domain sector, Eurecat is currently present in H2020 projects such as INNOQUA (ref. 689817), SIM4NEXUS (ref. 689150) and STOP- IT (ref. 740610) ongoing projects. Moreover, Eurecat has lead in the past water projects such as WatERP (ref. 318603), WIDEST (ref. 642423) and CITCLOPS (ref. 308469).
Within Eurecat, the project presented will be carried out by the Smart Management Systems (SMS) unit. The core competences and interest of the unit related to the proposal cover analytics to provide reliable and data quality at long time for reuse information, spatial and temporal decision support (geo-temporal reasoning and analytics), big data analytics & edge analytics (for water resource management and predictive maintenance, for example) and anomaly detection from the of semantic tagged information exchanged in water value chains and other domains (cross-domain knowledge management). Moreover, its wide experience in Hyperconnectivity between systems and Smart Data, the integration, homogenization and standardization of heterogeneous water data sources (smart water systems, decision support tools, distributed data bases, hydraulic systems...) and external systems (meteorological information, FIWARE, SOFIA, OGC® tools…), will bring the required expertise to support the WPs in which EUT is participating. In this sense, Eurecat has wide experience on elaborating semantic data models (WatERP Ontology, SIM4Nexus ontology –WEF ontology- and STOP-IT ontology for risk management), semantic data lakes and hypermedia semantic enriched APIs to maximize the profit on the value of water data.
Eurecat has recently gone through a merging by absorption of CTM, former participant in Fiware4Water proposal. Therefore Eurecat adds a myriad of experience in relation to innovation, development, testing and optimisation of water, wastewater and waste recovery technologies, in urban, agriculture, industrial and environmental sectors. Large experience and knowledge of the mechanisms involved in water reclamation technologies for water reuse. Former CTM researchers have participated in numerous research, development and innovation projects related to water reclamation including technologies and methodologies
relevant to water reuse such as membrane separation, biological treatments, disinfection, risk-assessment and life-cycle assessment.
UNEXE is one of the leading research- driven Universities in the UK, consistently ranking among the top 10 at national level. The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. The University is a member of the Russell Group (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/about/facts/russellgroup/) of UK leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 19,000 students from 130 different countries.
The Centre for Water Systems (CWS) (www.ex.ac.uk/cws) is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter (UNEXE). The Centre is an internationally leading group specialising in the development and application of advanced computer based technologies for the water industry, and currently holds research contracts of over €8M, with strong industrial links. Hydroinformatics and urban water management are the main themes, with key research areas in sustainability, risk-based decision support systems, data mining, simulation and optimisation. The Centre is leading the EPSRC WISE CDT (Water Informatics, Science & Engineering Centre of Doctoral Training) for the UK (Prof. Dragan Savic was the Principle Investigator and Director). The Centre has links with leading academic groups around the world, including those in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Americas.
UNEXE/CWS has a strong track record in every aspect of ICT research related with water supply and distribution systems, with numerous publications in high- quality journals and software developed for specific purposes. It has also a long experience of involvement in EU and EPSRC funded research projects, related to water systems.
Contact : L.S.Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia[@]exeter.ac.uk
KWR is the Dutch research institute for the drinking water sector, their current shareholders. 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. We develop and unlock 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 number of contaminants, and the growing pressure to use space intensively and for multiple purposes. KWR works together with other leading research institutes and partners inside and outside the Netherlands. KWR has managed and conducted the Joint Research Programme of the Dutch Water Sector with an annual budget of 7.6 million euro, for more than thirty years.
KWR is represented in the EIP-Water Steering Group as well as the corresponding Task Force. KWR leads the EIP Action Groups City Blueprint and ARREAU (Accelerating resource recovery in the water cycle) and is actively involved in a number of additional action groups. KWR has ample experience with the overall coordination of integrated EU funded research projects such as WEKNOW, TECHNEAU, PREPARED and DEMEAU. Key expertise within these projects is besides the coordination our extensive knowledge of the water cycle and the impact of climate change on the water cycle. KWR is founding member of ARC (Aqua Research Collaboration), GWRC (Global Water Research Coalition), founding and board member of WssTP (EU Water Platform). Other EU- funded research projects that KWR is or has been involved in, are SCENES, MICRORISK, LEGIONELLOSIS, CPDW, TOXIC. SOCOPSE, TESTNET,
ARTDEMO, TRUST, TAPES, Water4India, SmartWater4Europe, DEMOWARE, SOLUTIONS and DESSIN. KWR has acted as advisor to DGENV on scientific issues of drinking water and the EC Directive.
Contact : gerard.van.den.berg[@]kwrwater.nl
TZW- the German Water Centre – is part of DVGW e.V., the German Gas and Waterworks Association, and a non-profit and independent institution. More than 150 employees perform close-to-application research and provide scientific advice. TZW cooperates with water utilities, companies, public authorities and universities.
Based on comprehensive research activities and practical experiences TZW develops solutions for all areas of national and international water management issues from resource protection via water abstraction and treatment to distribution up to consumers’ tap. Members of our flexible and interdisciplinary teams are experts working in the areas Environmental Biotechnology, Groundwater and Soil, Analysis and Water Quality Assessment, Technology and Economics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Test Centre for materials and products in contact with drinking water and Corrosion as well as Distribution Networks and Drinking Water Installations. Therefore, our areas of work cover the entire water cycle and in particular drinking water supply from source to tap.
TZW embraces many research and knowledge clusters worldwide. Consequently, effective knowledge transfer is ensured. TZW is a central partner of international associations in the catchment areas of the rivers Rhine, Danube, and Elbe and member of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and other research associations.
Fiware4Water project will be carried out in the LPICM laboratory within the framework of NACRE joint research team between CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, and IFSTTAR, established in 2011. CNRS is lead partner with Ecole Polytechnique and IFSTTAR as be Third Parties. This highly integrated team strongly involves LPICM & LMS, two joint research units between CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, located on Ecole Polytechnique Campus, together with LISIS, an IFSTTAR laboratory located in East Paris University (UPE).
CNRS, “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carried out research in all fields of knowledge, including the humanities and social sciences, biological sciences, nuclear and particle physics, information sciences, engineering and systems, physics, mathematical sciences, chemistry, earth sciences and astronomy, ecology and the environment. CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines in particular with the university thus opening up new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs. With 34,000 researchers, engineers and technicians, CNRS is organized around 10 institutes which orchestrate its scientific policy, while its. CNRS has a budget of approximately €3.3 billion. Its 1,053 laboratories, including 95% in partnership with universities, higher- education institutions and other research organizations, are present throughout France.
Ecole polytechnique is a world-class educational and research establishment, conveying a culture of excellence with a strong scientific leaning in the great Humanist tradition. For over 200 years, Ecole polytechnique has been a leader among the French engineering “grandes écoles”. This leadership is due to the quality of our students, lecturers and researchers and to our single, firm objective of providing a very high level, multi- disciplinary, scientific and human education. Ecole polytechnique's Research Centre aims to study all the great scientific questions on the frontiers of knowledge, and create an environment that encourages innovation.
IFSTTAR is a French Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment (EPST) resulting from the merger of two national research and development centers on international status, formerly known as LCPC and INRETS. With an overall budget of over 100M€ in 2016, IFSTTAR counts over 1050 employees (2/3 of those are researchers). Its research interests include environmental, durability, health and security issues in transport infrastructures and means of transportation. Recognized as reference organization in the international arena, IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues, with the aim of improving the living conditions of citizens and, more broadly, promoting the sustainable development of our societies. IFSTTAR is heavily involved in many European networking initiatives, such as FEHRL (Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories), HUMANIST (Human Centred Design for Information Society Technologies) or ETRA (European Transport Research Alliance). IFSTTAR is heavily involved in the H2020 program. A leading actor in the field of durability and safety of infrastructures, IFSTTAR recognizes the essential role of water networks among European infrastructures and
As stated above, FIWARE4WATER will be carried out by NACRE team. This acronym stands for « Nanosensors for Cities Respectful toward the Environment ». This research team created in 2011 aims at developing new Nano-enabled sensors for sustainable cities applications and at bringing them to the real world via industrial partnerships. Besides creating new sensor technologies, the scientific approach focuses on reproducibility and reliability of the technologies, as well as use-case-oriented developments.
NACRE team focuses strongly on Nano sensors for « smart city » applications, mainly:
• Embedded monitoring of construction material (strain, force, temperature, humidity sensors), mostly concrete and bituminous materials. One start-up Altaroad company founded in 2017, 1 National project and 1 PhD thesis in progress (Completed 3 national projects and 1 PhD thesis)
• Water quality (liquid-phase chemical sensors): application to water network monitoring (drink, waste and rain water). Completed H2020 Proteus project as coordinating team, Starting H2020 EU-India project LOTUS again as coordinating partner, national 4Water project, Technology transfer founding for start-up creation since 2017, 1 PhD Thesis in progress and 2 starting 2018 on the water quality sensors. FIWARE4WATER naturally fits within these R&D actions.
FIWARE4WATER will notably contribute to increase the TRL level (from 6 to 9) of the outcomes of H2020 Proteus project in terms of water quality sensing. During Proteus, NACRE team (under IFSTTAR as leading institute) was coordinating partner (with Bérengère Lebental as coordinator, see below). PROETUS has strongly anchored NACRE team as a leading EU actor in the field of advanced integrated sensors for water monitoring. It was remarked by its EC reviewers as an excellent projet with significant potential impacts in the field of water; impacts that FIWARE4WATER now aims at bringing to completion.
Concretely, during FIWARE4WATER, NACRE team will carry out the fabrication of carbon nanotube-based sensor arrays for water quality monitoring, focusing on sensor reliability and use case compatibility.
EYDAP S.A. is the largest company of its kind in Greece and serves approximately 4,300,000 customers (2,030,000 water meters) while the length of water pipelines is 9,500 km. The Company operates four water treatment plants that have a nominal supply from 200,000 to 600,000 m3 daily each.
Additionally, EYDAP operates 3 Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs - Psyttalia, Metamorfosis and Thriassio Pedio) and the collection and transport of waste water to the WWTPs is carried out via a sewage network of 6,000 Km serving 3,500,000 residents.
The Company’s object is:
- To provide water supply and sewerage services.
- To design, construct, install, operate, manage, maintain, expand and upgrade water supply and sewerage systems.
- To pump, desalinate, process, transfer, store and distribute all kinds of water as a means of serving EYDAP’s object.
- To manage and dispose the wastewater treatment products.
FF is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE mission that is to develop an open sustainable ecosystem around the FIWARE open source platform, created to drive the definition and integration of public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that ease the creation of Smart Applications in multiple sectors. Main responsibilities of the FIWARE Foundation are to protect, promote and manage the FIWARE brand and to bring support to activities of the FIWARE Community that is engaged in the evolution and adoption of the FIWARE platform. The FIWARE Community comprises all individuals and organizations contributing to achieving the FIWARE mission. Therefore, it is not only formed by contributors to the technology, but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. The FIWARE Foundation is open, anybody is able to join as member, contribute to the FIWARE mission, and rise through the ranks of the FIWARE Community based on merit.
WNT is the joint organization of the City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam) and the Water Authority Amstel Gooi and Vecht (AGV) responsible for all water related activities, including drinking water production and distribution, the sewerage for household and industrial waste water and rainwater, waste water treatment and management of all surface waters, in and around Amsterdam. This unique combination of tasks makes Waternet the only water company in the Netherlands that covers the whole water cycle.
WTN has an ambitious Research and Innovation programme, aimed at our water related activities, sustainability, smart solutions and climate change. The research and innovation programme cover various theme’s, such as Micro pollutants, Climate adaptation (inside and outside the city), New Sanitation, Renewable Energy, Innovative Sensoring and modelling, etc. The programme is designed to benefit from the unique combination of knowledge and expertise present in the Waternet organization. This enables Waternet to be frontrunner in the exploration of new concepts and technological innovations related to our tasks.
WTN treats over 350.000 M3 of waste water each day, at 12 locations in and around Amsterdam. Wastewater treatment plant Amsterdam West (WWTP West) of Waternet has a capacity of 1 Million population equivalent and is located in Amsterdam harbour. In combination with the adjacent solid waste incineration, WWTP West produces a surplus of energy. The process automation (PA) of WWTP West will be renewed in the coming years and the IT architecture of Waternet is in fast development to enable Waternet to optimally benefit from implementation of upcoming technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Business Intelligence (BI) and streaming analytics to improve operational efficiency and asset management, to introduce predictive maintenance and to reduce climate impact and costs. Waternet will make one lane in WWTP West available for introducing and testing of these additional sensors, data driven control strategies and a decision support system, based on newly to be developed AI models and data fusion.
SUEZ puts digital technologies at the heart of its innovations in order to support all stakeholders involved in resource conservation: local authorities, companies, (industry, property managers) water, water treatment and waste processing services users. This is the core business of SUEZ Smart Solutions (3S), formerly Ondeo Systems, a dedicated subsidiary that gathers 250 experts in fields such as environment, technical IT and data sciences. We collect and process our data and those of our clients and use them to enhance our expertise in the field of environment as a whole.
This is achieved by continuously investing in the development of internal skills in the following fields:
- Data collection, processing and validation
- Mathematical algorithm development (to interpret useful data for network and plant operators)
- Digital modelling and simulation (to optimise operations on systems dedicated to drinking water and water treatment)
- Operation of infrastructure on the cloud
- Integration of open source bricks
Our main activities:
Smart Metering & IoT: Ten years ago, we developed our own smart water metering solution, as well as smart meters for other fluids (gas) and data (noise, waste). Today we are the European leader with a total of three and a half million smart meters sold across Europe. SUEZ's long-range technology was adopted by the national gas distributor GRDF for its 11 million meters. Alongside GRDF and Sagemcom, we are the founding members of the Wize Alliance, aiming to promote the solution internationally.
Smart Water (drinking water / sanitation): industrialized or personalized solutions for the entire water cycle dedicated to operators and local authorities. This rapidly expanding activity meets new needs and uses through the development of expert software (sharing and understanding data, driving intelligent dashboards, anticipating and optimising operations, simulating system behaviour, detecting abnormal events, etc.). This activity is embodied by the marketing of the AQUADVANCED® range through different modules.
Smart City: through its historical skills in industrial IT and IoT communication networks, 3S has developed a centre of expertise in open data and public data platforms. Through pioneering and emblematic projects such as Digital Saint-Etienne and Dijon Smart City, the subsidiary implements its skills in the key areas of the intelligent city: IoT communication networks, data management and Open Data platforms, control centres, community animation, etc.
- 30 years of experience
- 250 engineers and experts in the fields of the environment, technical computing and data sciences
- 700+ smart systems deployed worldwide
- 14 countries benefit from our solutions
- 170 sites over 12 countries equipped with data management
- 1400 water-treatment stations equipped with self-monitoring tools
BDG is a management consultancy company with over 25 years’ experience in contributing to the local and regional development in Romania and Central & Eastern Europe, by involving stakeholders in the area, in various sectors. BDG’s activity is focused on sustainable local development by creating a competitive institutional and economic environment, coherent policy adaptation to EU requirements and legislation and development of functional institutional and legislative frameworks to stimulate business development and private-public partnerships.
BDG renders a wide range of services to public and private clients such as elaboration of public policies documents (strategies, action plans, etc.), market surveys, environmental assessments, business modelling, business promotion, public/private platforms involvement, management of consultation processes, information and knowledge dissemination. In the BDG portfolio we serve both private SME’s and public institutions in Romania and EU.
The company has been part and responsible for Eastern Europe within the Secretariat of European Innovation Partnership on Water ( EIP Water) .EIP Water it is an on-going initiative of DG ENVIRONMENT for promotion and implementation of the water innovative solutions and partnerships in Europe , contributing to the EU ‘agenda for collaboration with China, India ,Africa and other regions.
BDG collaborate in various bilateral initiatives at governmental level (Netherlands, Moldova, Czechia, Hungary, Bulgaria, etc.) bridging for practical results implementation in local communities in areas such as adaptation to climate change, water, soil and management of contaminated sites, aquifer recharge and energy storage, energy performance in buildings, territorial planning, better/smart regulation. We also participate as partners in European consortia under various initiatives such as Intelligent Energy Europe and HORIZON 2020.
SWW is the licensed provider of water and wastewater services for Devon, Cornwall and parts of Dorset and Somerset, and is one of ten Water & Sewerage Companies (WASC’s) operating in the UK. SWW is a private water utility part of the Pennon Group that employs 1,300 people. It was born in 1989 with the privatization of the water industry in the UK and has since endeavoured to bring and maintain a water system into line with the stringent UK and EU standards.
SWW is closely regulated by Ofwat, the Water Services Regulation Authority which is the body responsible for economic regulation of the privatized water and sewerage industry in England and Wales.
The South West region of the companies operating serves an area of nearly 10,800 square kilometres with over 1.7 million residents. On average each day it supplies over 350 Megalitres (Ml) of treated water and disposes of around 550 Ml of waste water through an asset base comprising:
- 21 raw water impounding reservoirs
- 29 Drinking water treatment works
- 15,300 km of water mains
- Over 270 Service Reservoirs (treated water storage facilities)
- Over 200 drinking water pumping stations
- 655 Wastewater treatment works
- 15,700 km of sewers
- Over 900 sewage pumping stations
The region is predominantly rural in nature with the majority of the population (45%) located in just 13 urban centres and hence the provision of service across the region is heavily reliant upon pumping. In addition, the region supports two major industries; agriculture and tourism, with tourism resulting in a significant increase in the population supplied which can rise to over 11 million during peak weeks.