SCOREwater (H2020 Innovation Project) focuses on enhancing the resilience of cities against climate change and urbanization by enabling a water smart society that fulfils European Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and secures future ecosystem services.
SCOREwater develops and tests three large-scale demonstrations cases for collecting, computing and presenting various data tailored to needs of our stakeholders. In Barcelona we initiate a new domain “sewage sociology” mining biomarkers of community-wide lifestyle habits from sewage. In Amersfoort we develop new water monitoring techniques and data-adaptive storm water treatment and apply to water resource protection and legal compliance for construction projects within the Göteborg-case. We enhance resilience against flooding by sensing and hydrological modelling coupled to urban water engineering. We will identify best practices for developing and using the digital services, thus addressing water stakeholders beyond the project partners. The project will also develop technologies to increase public engagement in water management. Moreover, SCOREwater will deliver an innovation ecosystem driven by the financial savings in both maintenance and operation of water systems that are offered using the SCOREwater digital services, providing new business opportunities for water and ICT SMEs.
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SCOREwater will be a start for cities to collaborate with the goal to be water resilient using ICT. Open Source and Open Data will make it easier for cities to share development, data and computational models and we will together explore the possibilities this can have for the different stakeholders as well as for the economy in this new digital ecosystem.
Head of Environmental and External Relations Service // Barcelona Water Cycle – BCASA
This project will help us reduce pollution at source, minimizing the discharge of improper waste to the toilet. SCOREwater will allow better communication with stakeholders for the continuous improvement of the urban water cycle.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Too much water, too little water or poor quality water is challenging societies in many different ways. I think the SCOREwater project is exciting as it is aiming towards strengthening cities resilience regarding water management with the help of digital solutions as well as real people.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
SCOREwater will provide tools to manage the effects of urbanization and climate change with regard to wastewater, stormwater and flooding events, in a cost-effective way, addressing various policies and directives, engaging citizens in sustainable water management as well as contribute to a growing market for water-related SMEs.
Research scientist at Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua (ICRA), environmental engineer, coordinator of Barcelona-case
I imagine a future in which lifestyle habits and health status can be mined from sewage in near real-time, and used to inform policy makers, health practitioners, urban planners, and researchers alike. SCOREwater proposes a pioneering approach to bring sewage information mining into practice at the intra-urban scale.
The SCOREwater project is a perfect opportunity to get smart data to improve city governance. Specifically in Barcelona, learning about citizens habits will allow to better manage and operate sewer networks as well as having a positive impact on the environment and people’s health.
Chief Marketing Officer
Thanks to the SCOREwater project, we can make a real impact in water management, addressing several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I really believe in the collaborative character of this project and I’m convinced that the outcomes will have international implications
Research coordinator & stormwater specialist, Sustainable Waste and Water, City of GothenburgGothenburg is expanding with numerous construction projects affecting runoff water quality from urban surfaces. We hope to get a better understanding through the project how construction sites alter runoff water quality and recipient waters in the City of Gothenburg.
Environmental analyst at the unit of Urban Environment City of Gothenburg Environmental AdministrationGothenburg is a rapidly expanding coastal city. The SCOREwater project is interesting to us since it aims to reduce water pollution from construction sites by developing water-smart digital solutions for stormwater management and monitoring.
ICRA Research Professor at Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua (ICRA), analytical environmental chemist
We aim to further develop a concept for obtaining relevant epidemiological information, such as lifestyle and dietary habits, health status and exposure to pollutants using urban wastewater as human observatory.
Plan and Innovation Director / Barcelona Water Cycle – BCASA
SCOREwater project will help us increase the quantitative and qualitative wastewater information in Barcelona. The tools that SCOREwater will provide will contribute to a better environmental, social and economic management of the urban water cycle.