This document contains the synergies and common activities of five H2020 projects that started in the summer of 2019: The five projects are digital-water.city, Score Water, Fiware4Water, Naiades and aqua3S. The first four were funded by the SC5-11-2018 call and the latter by the H2020-SU-SEC-2018-DRS-03. All these five projects have a common theme: Digital Water, with a variety of case studies and approaches, but also with several similarities in challenges, scope and goals.
Following a suggestion by EASME that supervises the SC5-11-2018 projects, the synergies and clustering activities were included in the Grant Agreement of each project, resulting in the contractual obligation to report about them in a common deliverable (this document). Thus a Synergy group was born: DigitalWater2020 (DW2020).
DW2020 is organised along four thematic areas/task forces:
Task Force 1: Ontologies,
Task Force 2: Sensors demonstration,
Task Force 3: Business models and
Task Force 4: Communication,
each with its own task force leader.
Additionally a fifth task force (Task Force 0: Management) has been created, to coordinate the efforts and activities overall.
This document is the first DW2020 report, in common for all the projects, describing their synergies and cooperation, which started early in 2020 and is scheduled to continue until the end of the projects (and hopefully beyond). It contains a brief presentation of each project, details about the structure and activities of each Task Force, as well the planned events for 2020-21 and the next steps. So far the synergies and cooperation among these five projects has been very successful. It gave to all the chance to interact, to exchange knowledge, to cooperate for specific challenges and to help each other. We are already discussing future steps that will lead to DW2020 being “alive” after the end of the five projects.