European cities face major challenges to achieve sustainable management of urban water systems with:
- over-exploitation of groundwater and surface water bodies by the agricultural industry and citizens
- the effects of climate change competing with growing demand for liveable and resilient cities
Digital technologies can help. Mobile devices, real-time sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud solutions can significantly improve the management of water infrastructures. They can boost the quality of services provided to citizens, as well as the level of awareness and collaboration between utilities, authorities and citizens.
With the potential of data and smart digital technologies, digital-water.city’s main goal is to boost the integrated management of water systems in five major European cities :
DWC’s digital solutions are developed in close collaboration with municipalities, utilities, research institutes and innovation players from both the digital and physical sphere. digital-water.city integrates the development of digital solutions in a dedicated guiding protocol to cover existing gaps in governance, interoperability and cybersecurity.