You are here: Home / Database / Research and knowledge projects / Water & Energy Advanced Management for Irrigation
Original page

Project

WEAM4i : Water & Energy Advanced Management for Irrigation

Description:

The WEAM4i project addresses two of the priorities outlined by the European Innovation Partnership on Water, an initiative of the European Commission (DG- Environment): ‘Water- Energy Nexus’ and ‘Decision Support Systems (DSS) and monitoring’.

The aim of the project is to improve the efficiency of water use and reduce the costs of power irrigation systems, through:

  1. the development of an innovative water & energy smart grid for irrigation;
  2. the demonstration of innovative techniques for resource efficiency at local level;
  3. the development of an innovative integration approach. A smart network for the management of irrigation that will act interactively on the rational use of water and energy is planned to be developed.

The results will be tested and evaluated in three regions of the European Union covering a wide range of crops, water resources and energy markets: Aragon (Spain), Lower Saxony (Germany) and Alentejo (Portugal).

Project information

Lead
The WEAM4i consortium is led by companies Meteosim and Adasa
Partners

The WEAM4i consortium is composed of 17 members from different fields – business, research, irrigation communities and public agencies and organizations – from five European countries: Spain, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands and France.

Source of funding
WEAM4i is a European project co-funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Program within ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO-1 (Challenge 6.3: Improving resource efficiency), with a budget of 7.6 M €

Reference information

Websites:

Keywords

Decision Support Systems, Sustainable irrigation management, Water- Energy Nexus, power irrigation systems

Duration

2013 - 2017

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Agriculture, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

Document Actions