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Eurecat

Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. It is the result of the integration of the most important technology centres from the TECNIO network: Ascamm, Barcelona Media, BDigital, Cetemmsa and CTM. It combines the experience of over 450 professionals, generating an annual income of €40M. The new centre serves over a thousand businesses, participates in over 160 national and international R&D&i high level strategic projects, and has 36 international patents and 7 technology-based companies. Eurecat is coordinator of IES project.

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INCLAM SA

INCLAM is a consulting firm with more than 25 years of experience exclusively in the field of water engineering. INCLAM has become one of the most important references in the Spanish water sector and is an active member of the Spanish Technology Platform for Water (PTEA). The company covers several knowledge areas; the most relevant for WatERP are: water resources management; hydrologic and hydraulic modelling; river basin planning; design and implementation of hydrologic information and decision support systems; extreme event management; waterworks design, construction and management; water-related ICT services and specialized software development; institutional strengthening and outsourcing; RTD promotion in the field of water. It must also be highlighted that INCLAM has a strong international presence, mainly in Latin America, Northern and Central Africa, and is currently participating in the development of WaterML2.0 through the OGC Hydrology Working Domain Group, all of which should be considered as an added value to multiply the impact of the dissemination programme devised in WatERP and for planning a successful future marketability of the results, thereby responding to the challenge of increasing the competitiveness of both European ICT and water sectors.

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Disy Informationssysteme GmbH

Disy is a leading German provider for spatial and environmental IT-solutions. disy's "Spatial Reporting" technologies bring together the worlds of geographic information and business intelligence systems, as well as database technology and Web service infrastructures. disy supports open data management and builds on industry standards and open formats of OGC and ISO. disy has a large customer basis and strong collaborations with numerous public authorities at the national and regional level in Germany and Austria, mainly in the area of environmental information management, including water management authorities. disy has utmost experience in national/international joint R&D projects and in coining their results into commercial products.

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Catalan Water Agency

ACA is a public entity of the Government of Catalonia (Authority), established in 1998 and currently assigned to the Regional Ministry of Territory and Sustainability (DTES). Accordingly, ACA is in charge of the governing policies concerning the whole water cycle, which are based on the principles of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and which are currently being implemented through the Catalan Water Management Plan (CWMP) and its corresponding Programme of Measures. Currently, ACA is implementing its Whole Water Cycle Systems Plan, an ICT master plan designed to fulfil the requirements of water policies (in particular, WFD), as well as those of data management initiatives such as the Water Information System for Europe (WISE). This plan also addresses Directive 2003/4/EC, on public access to environmental information, as well as Directive 2003/98/EC, on the re-use of public sector information (RPSI) through the fostering of open data policies, one of the key components of the Digital Agenda for Europe. It must also be highlighted that ACA is a pioneer at the European level in successfully implementing several data standards in the water field, such as the Observations Data Model (ODM) developed by the Consortium CUAHSI.

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Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University has been Coordinator and partner for a number of EU funded projects under the FP5, 6 and 7; The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology (FCET) has built strong national and international links within the EU and outside. The essence of FCET R&D activities by its internationally recognized multidisciplinary Applied Research Centres which focus on: Mobile Fusion, Energy Efficient Systems, and Intelligence & Security systems. The Mobile Fusion Centre specializes in wireless sensor networks and integration with 1D, 2D and 3D sensors. FCET has undertaken collaborative projects with partners from many EU member states as part of its commitment to building on and extending European partnerships to support its applied research and innovation in wireless intelligent systems, energy efficiency and information & communications technology. Recently FCET has been awarded and will be coordinating a €7.3m European project with 13 EU partners in the area of renewable energy. Ongoing project sponsored by European Next Generation Infrastructure Foundation on Smart sensor network for monitoring of water infrastructure.

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Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit private law body associated with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Within WatERP two research units of ICCS will work together: the Information Management Unit (IMU) and the Environmental & Energy Management Research Unit (EEMRU).

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Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions

HYDS is an SME founded in 2006 as a spin-off initiative of the Group of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (GRAHI-UPC. HYDS' main motivation is the transfer of R&D into innovative operational solutions in the field remote sensing and hydrometeorology. HYDS’ expertise deals with different aspects related to the development of applications focused in providing added value products using extensively data from remote sensing (satellite, weather radar systems, etc.) hydrometeorological and maritime models and other type of sensors. HYDS’ capabilities involve the whole chain of requirements of the products offered by the company (development of algorithms, design of hydromet-DB, advanced 2D-3D visualization tools, monitoring tools, warning systems, dissemination tools, etc.) in an advanced software development context (HYDS is certified as CMMI maturity Level-2). HYDS products spawn from systems for Meteorological Services, Water Agencies, Urban Sewer Flood systems, Airport management for adverse meteorological conditions, to services and warnings (operating a web platform at an European level) for companies affected by hydrometeorological conditions (farm activities, flood warning in urban areas, hydropower and damp management, road maintenance, etc.)

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Technologiezentrum Wasser

The DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) is the center of applied water research of the DVGW, the German Gas- and Waterworks Association. The DVGW is politically and economically independent. The association follows non-profit goals only. TZW co-operates with water works by conducting joint research projects. The TZW supports the DVGW in development and transfer of the Technical Guidelines of the DVGW and acts as contact point for authorities, ministries and associations in all questions in the field of drinking water supply. TZW provides a link between the DVGW, the basic research at the universities and the water utilities. TZW is involved in all questions concerning water chemistry, water technology, microbiology, protection of the catchment areas including site management, material testing, corrosion and distribution systems. The analytical and microbiological sections of the TZW operate on the base of a quality management system. TZW is involved in the creation of national recommendations concerning drinking water issued by the DVGW.

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Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH

With more than 1.100 employees SWKA supplies the 290.000 inhabitants of the city of Karlsruhe and a joint water supply authority with approximately 23 million cubic meter drinking water. The raw water is collected from own groundwater wells in four water treatment plants, which are imbedded in wide-ranging water protection areas. Moreover SWKA supplies the inhabitants of Karlsruhe city with electricity, natural gas and district heat. SWKA is responsible for all operation, maintenance and repair services related to the supply of the media listed above. The drinking water network has a length of 863 kilometres (2010). The maintenance and extension of the infrastructure for water distribution is an important challenge. In 2010 the company invested in the drinking water network about 5.1 million Euros. This is about 70 % of all investments of the water section of SWKA in 2010 and includes especially pipe replacement but also house connections and water meters. In the year 2010 the number of domestic water meters was 43.237. Nearly 100 % of the drinking water customers are metered. As a utility organized according to corporate law, SWKA performs all business planning tasks, including target setting in line with the company’s budget control system, as well as demand management prospects and tariff calculations.

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