@qua Innovation Network for Water Efficiency (@qua)
@qua Innovation Network for Water Efficiency
Start date: May 1, 2011,
End date: Oct 31, 2013
@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.
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