Welcome to the ICT4Water Cluster

Due to growing population and economy, seasonal climatic conditions have changed, including extreme events as floods and droughts. This affects as a whole the availability of water resources at world level.

ICT and water efficiency is a key policy issue with potential for new research area that includes decision supporting system for the measurement of water quality and quantity including the recycling and water reuse processes.

This necessitates increased interoperability between water information systems at EU and national levels and efficiency of water resources management.

This site is a hub for EU-funded research projects on ICT and Water Management. Read more or download our leaflet with more information.

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Recent Posts

  • DW2020 webinar: Data models with the FIWARE platform for the water sector
    DW2020 (Digital Water 2020) is a synergy group within the ICT4WATER cluster, initiated by aqua3S, Digital-water.city, FIWARE4Water, NAIADES and SCOREwater to encourage further information sharing and discuss how the outcomes collected/worked on by […]
  • Business models for digital water solutions
    The Business Models Action Group has published a study named “Business models for digital water solutions – A study on the development of business models of digital solutions related to ICT4Water cluster projects“. Throughout the […]
  • The need for digital water in a green Europe
    The Policy Action Group has prepared a whitepaper named “The need for digital water in a green Europe – EU H2020 projects’ contribution to the implementation and strengthening of EU environmental policy“. The purpose of this […]
  • Connecting the dots. Cross fertilization actions with relevant European entities in Cybersecurity
    The Cybersecurity Action Group has established contacts with the most relevant stakeholders in the European cybersecurity ecosystem to discuss and reinforce the role of the water sector in the coming cross-industry policies on the topic: ENISA The […]
  • Whitepaper: Cybersecurity in the water sector
    The Cybersecurity Action Group is currently working on a White Paper on Cybersecurity in the water sector that will be published in order to raise awareness on the emerging aspect of security in the water field. The paper focuses on relevant […]

ICT4Water Action Plan

On December 1st 2017, the ICT4Water cluster presented an Action Plan to support the setting out of a Digital Single Market of Water Services. Promoted by DG-CONNECT, the action plan is a step forward from roadmaps presented in 2015 and 2016. This year (2017) open workshops were held as core sessions of big water sector events, such as Water Wise Conference, Water Innovation Europe, EIP Water conference 2017, DG RTD /EASME “Boosting Research & Innovation in the Water Sector: The Impact of EU-funded actions” and several bilateral events, with ICT4Water cluster members discussing and proposing how to afford digital water challenges, so as to collect and define the views presented in this strategic document. Additionally, collaborative contributions provided by co-members of several associations and working groups such as the WssTP, BDVA, AIOTI and EIP Water were collected too.

The Action Plan for a Digital Single Market for Water Services is focusing on a wider approach including Water Management, Treatment, Reuse, Circular Economy and every water-related area, and all other relevant areas where ICT can contribute. It proposes the creation of a borderless Digital single market for water services, and contributes to the Connected Digital Single Market and the Resilient Energy Union objectives by promoting sustainable smart technologies in the water sector.

The final version of the Action Plan is available here and also on the discussion platform Futurium.


  • December 2020: Contributions from PrimeWater, DWC, Run4Life, aqua3S, NextGen, HYDROUSA and the ICT4Water Action Group "Interoperability and Standardisation".
  • October 2020: Updates from PrimeWater, ZERO BRINE, G3P, RESCCUE, NextGen, AfriAlliance and SMART-Plant.
  • June 2020: Covering cluster annual meeting
  • April 2020: BRIDGE event, SCOREwater, DWC results...
  • December 2019: IAWW & AquaTech Innovation Forum, Zero Brine
  • September 2019: With AIWW announcement, NextGen interview Ian Barker...
  • July 2019: Covering cluster meeting, STOP-IT project results...
  • March 2019: Covering launch LOTUS project, Intergroil demo results...