Climate change, increased urbanization and increased world population are several of the factors driving global challenges for water management. This roadmap was finalised by the European Commission in August 2016, with inputs gathered from 20 FP7/H2020 research projects -grouped in the ICT4Water cluster- and taking into account other relevant reports.

The document presents the main gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in the future development of the ICT for water management sector: Big Data, Data Infrastructures, Links with Smart Cities, Water-food-energy nexus, Standardization. The report proposes a technology roadmap, which suggests the creation of a borderless Digital Single Market for water services  to foster the transition of ICT technologies in water sector from pilot scale to wide market uptake.

More information on the ICT4Water cluster