|Project name||WISE - WATER INTEGRATED SMART MANAGEMENT|
|Priority||Natural and cultural resources|
|Aim||Main project’s objective is to improve management capacities of public institutions & related entities (in house companies, public utilities) to achieve a more rational & efficient use of freshwater in age of climate change in Central Europe’s territories involved. The main causes of negative impacts on water status are interlinked. These include climate Change, land use, economic activities such as energy production, industry, agriculture and Tourism, urban development and demographic change. As a result, the ecological and chemical status of EU waters is threatened, more parts of the EU are at risk of water scarcity, and the water ecosystems — on whose services our societies depend — may become more vulnerable to extreme events such as floods and droughts. It is essential to address these challenges to preserve our resource base for life, nature and the economy and protect human health. WISE will pursue it by bettering the forecasting & decision-making tools at disposal of public authorities (by setting up water scenarios & Decision Support System), establishing a multi-stakeholders platform for involving stakeholders & communities in water issues, implement pilot actions. All this is linked to overall programme goal: sustainable growth in Central Europe.|
|Results||-to improve (through setting up water scenarios toolkit and DSS) the forecasting, decision-making and managing capacities related to water efficiency of policy-makers, managers, high officials, technicians of the public institutions and related entities involved in the project
-to involve, through the multi-stakeholders platform a number of stakeholders in debates on water issues and in the elaboration of transnational strategy and territorial action plans:
-increase water efficiency by improving the water infrastructures as well as the water consumption patterns of families and farmers.
|Cost||1.5 - 2 MEUR|
|Partners involved||LP: Romagna Acque from Italy
Other partners already involved: municipalities, research centers, public utilities, universities and development agency from Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary.
|Partners requested||Qualified scientific partner preferably from Austria or Poland.
Municipalities or in house companies from territories with low water efficiency standards from Poland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia.
|Innovation||enlarge the set of water actors, not delimiting them to a restricted “water technocracy” through a wider involvement of stakeholders and communities|
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