This topic includes objectives of eight work packages (WP) of ISS-EWATUS project. Full description of WP and additional files (workplan, presentations) are available only for participants of the project.

The objectives of this work package are:

  • to prepare, manage, monitor and coordinate the project schedule,
  • to manage the technical, administrative and financial aspects of the project,
  • to keep the required reporting activities up to date for the European Commission,
  • to assure the representation of the project towards external entities,
  • to assure the cooperation among the partners,
  • to monitor and control the project quality and to continuously evaluate the procedures of the project,
  • to monitor the ethical issues to insure that the project is carried out under the ethical premises,
  • to ensure that the project is properly managed,
  • to secure the quality of the work to be undertaken.

The objectives of this work package are:

  • to gather the necessary data,
  • to set-up of a real-time data recording mechanism,
  • to structure the spatial-temporal information coming from the water measurement devices.

WP2 includes the development of a common platform for data acquisition, storage and provision.

Main objective:

This work package aims to the development of decision support system for the efficient water usage at household level. The way of achieving this goal is to understand the householder and their practice as it relates to water consumption at home in order to develop and test the effectiveness of ‘low effort’ water demand reduction intervention measures.

The objectives of this work package are:

  • to develop a novel spatio-temporal water distribution and usage model aiming to optimise and control water supply at urban level,
  • to develop an efficient DSS that will allow water companies to: a) identify leaks and suggest emergency actions, b) assess water demands, c) manage demands through the optimal balance between supply and demand measures, d) control water pressure in Water Supply System to reduce water leakage.

The objectives of this work package are:

Design, implement and maintain a social-media platform supporting the creation and deployment of a social network supporting local, national and international layer and aimed at water stakeholders (consumers and providers). The produced platform will allow the communication and the creation of relationships between stakeholders and to produce and sustain an impact for the communities involved.

Main objective:

In this work package, an adaptive water pricing system to assess the implications of current and optimal water pricing policies will be developed. Many water pricing schemes are dictated by the sole objective of breaking - even in every period of time. However, such systems can result in large water withdrawals that are not sustainable in the long-run, and hence not optimal. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the complex interaction between different pricing systems on the residential water demand and to react to that.

The objectives of this work package are:

The works undertaken within WP7 will assure that the results of ISS-EWATUS meet the needs of water stakeholders.

The following modules will be validated:

  • decision support system for the efficient water usage at households,
  • decision support system for the efficient water management at municipal water company,
  • social platform for water stakeholders,
  • adaptive pricing system.

The objectives of this work package are:

  • to assess the social impact in increasing the awareness in water usage and in changing users' behaviour when participating in the social network of water users,
  • to assess the economic impact of the ISS-EWATUS results for the new adaptive pricing model,
  • to demonstrate the outcomes of ISS-EWATUS in the water demand management at city and household level, and to make the results of ISS-EWATUS available to water stakeholders and other relevant audiences,
  • to disseminate and promote new innovative outcomes of this project to the European communities interested in the effective water resource management,
  • familiarise European Water Bodies with the results of the project,
  • to manage any upcoming questions and issues related to the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and consider appropriate procedures to settle potential and unforeseen conflicts.