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Horizon 2020 (2014 - 2020)

Free and Open Source Software Tools for Water Resource Management

Last update: May 13, 2022 Last update: 13 May, 2022

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Locations: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Start Date: Apr 1, 2015
End Date: Sep 30, 2017
Value: 1 583 912,50 EUR
Sectors: Environment & NRM, Information & Communication Tec ... See more Environment & NRM, Information & Communication Technology
Categories: Grants
Date posted: May 13, 2022

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Programme(s): H2020-EU.3.5.4. - Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through eco-innovation

Topic(s): WATER-4a-2014 - Dissemination and exploitation, ICT, knowledge, gaps, research needs, etc

Call for proposal: H2020-WATER-2014-one-stage

Funding Scheme: CSA - Coordination and support action

Grant agreement ID: 642224

Objective: "FREEWAT aims at promoting water management and planning by simplifying the application of the Water Framework Directive and other EU water related Directives. FREEWAT will be an open source and public domain GIS integrated modelling environment for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater with an integrated water management and planning module.
Specific objectives of the FREEWAT project are:
- to coordinate previous EU and national funded research to integrate existing software modules for water management in a single environment into the GIS based FREEWAT;
- to support the FREEWAT application in an innovative participatory approach gathering technical staff and relevant stakeholders (in primis policy and decision makers) in designing scenarios for the proper application of water policies.
FREEWAT will initiate a process aimed at filling the gap between EU and US on widespread-standardised ICT tools and models for management of water quantity and quality and will set a well recognisable and flagship initiative. The open source characteristics of the platform allow to consider this an initiative ""ad includendum"" (looking for inclusion of other entities), as further research institutions, private developers etc. may contribute to the platform development.
Through creating a common environment among water research/professionals, policy makers and implementers, FREEWAT main impact will be on enhancing science- and participatory approach and evidence-based decision making in water resource management, hence producing relevant and appropriate outcomes for policy implementation.
The Consortium is constituted by partners from various water sectors from 11 EU countries, plus Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. Synergies with the UNESCO HOPE initiative on free and open source software in water management greatly boost the value of the project. Large stakeholders involvement guarantees results dissemination and exploitation.

Reference — Free and Open Source Software Tools for Water Resource Management — for Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine presented by Horizon 2020 (2014 - 2020) (grants), budget is 1 583 912,50 EUR, in Environment & NRM, Information & Communication Technology sectors. Reference — Free and Open Source Software Tools for Water Resource Management — for Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine presented by Horizon 2020 (2014 - 2020) (grants), budget is 1 583 912,...
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