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SmartH2O: an ICT Platform to leverage on Social Computing for the efficient management of Water Cons

Acronimo SmartH2O

Abstract Urban water use is highly dynamic, variable over time and space, and is expected to constantly increase in the coming years both in Europe and worldwide. Expanding existing infrastructures to access farther or deeper water resources might be one option, but the economic and energy costs could be unsustainably high. There is a need for water demand management strategies (incentives, water pricing, awareness campaigns) to be efficient and sustainable technically, economically, and socially. Yet, individual and collective behavioural response to specific water conservation policies might significantly vary with economic drivers as well as socio-psychological determinants within the same urban context. The SmartH2O project aims at providing water utilities, the municipalities, and citizens, with an ICT enabled platform to design, develop and implement better water demand management policies, which are based on a shared understanding and motivation by the water users, thus leading to a reduction in water consumption, while not compromising the quality of life. SmartH2O builds a bi-directional communication stream between citizens and the water utility: in one direction, user behavioural

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale
Laboratorio microelettronica, bioelettronica e sensorica

Persone coinvolte Alessandro Giusti, Cristina Emma Margherita Rottondi, Corrado Valeri, Alessandro Facchini, Bruno Paolo Storni

Responsabili Andrea Emilio Rizzoli

Data di inizio progetto 1 aprile 2014

Data di chiusura progetto 31 marzo 2019


Allegati allegato_al_progetto SmartH2O (in italiano)