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@qua: @qua Innovation Network for Water Efficiency

@qua Innovation Network gathers ICT and water services leading actors from SME to majors, research entities developing competences in both sectors, local and regional authorities directly responsible for water policy and water management. Partners have developed significant expertise about the interface of ICT and water and at the same time, covering the full spectrum of the water related domain. @qua: - provides a forum to exchange and to share expertise in deploying innovative ICT solutions for water management; - studies feasibility of standardized ICT solutions and interoperability in the field of water management across the EU; - develop specifications and guidelines according to a jointly defined “level of sharing” among representatives of professional sectors. Focus of @qua is on gathering and sharing experiences on how to overcome barriers to the introduction of ICT solutions for innovative water management and on how to ensure their wider uptake and best use. Partners have the ambition to develop and to promote the interoperability principle and the use of common standards in the water industry. In a holistic and consistent approach, @qua addresses all the issues of the water management from resources to societal changes, using a wide range of ICT solutions: data acquisition, numerical modeling, real-time monitoring, field operation management. @qua instigates working groups, workshops and exchanges with the aim of creating the necessary conditions and consensus on action plans, standards and specifications in view to ensure the widest future replication and co-deployment of innovative solutions. @qua provides guidance for ICT-enabled solutions and their roll-out and will highlight the remaining obstacles to be overcome. Results and outcomes are available in the public domain and widely disseminated through various media. The network has the ambition to become the core-group of an international association focused on standards definition and promotion.

Contact information

GOURBESVILLE Philippe
route des Colles 930
06903 Sophia Antipolis
FRANCE
Tel. +33 650031651
Fax. +33 492965055

Participants

Coordinator: UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS FRANCE
EWON BELGIUM
DHI DENMARK
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT SA FRANCE
ONDEO SYSTEMS SAS FRANCE
Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux FRANCE
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE FRANCE
CARTONET SAS FRANCE
Eurawasser Aufbereitungs- und Entsorgungs GmbH GERMANY
IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED IRELAND
GISIG - GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GROUP ASSOCIAZIONE ITALY
Fondazione AMGA ITALY
WATER SERVICES CORPORATION - WSC MALTA
AGUAS MUNICIPALIZADAS DE ALICANTE, EMPRESA MIXTA SPAIN
Water Service regulation authority UNITED KINGDOM
WATERWISE PROJECT LTD UNITED KINGDOM
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UNITED KINGDOM

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