The project “Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges” (POWER) is an EU funded project under the call H2020 call which started in December 2015. It supports cities throughout the world to improve their water management to modifications caused by climate change and urbanisation.
The project aims to set up an interactive Digital Social Platform (DSP) for the expansion and governance of existing water networks. This is reached by engaging on a large scale with stakeholders in the co-creation and delivery of digital products and services to citizens involving awareness-raising, new policy initiatives and deployment. Four co-operation partners like municipalities and water industries have been selected to share their experiences of their ongoing work in the field of water. Milton Keynes in England is working to reduce water consumption, the Spanish city of Sabadell has established an information system on its two water qualities, the British city of Leicester is working to predict its surface water flood risk and Jerusalem which is suffering from limited water supplies is diminishing water losses.