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POWER : Project for Optimisation of Water and Emissions Reduction


The main objective of the POWER project was to implement additional monitoring devices to improve the water savings demonstrated by the LIFE OPTIMIZAGUA project in Spain. It aimed to do this by applying leak detectors with probes at various soil depths, as well as using new methods to calculate water needs relating to climate conditions. The project also aimed to demonstrate and quantify the potential energy savings derived from the use of efficient water management models and the use of renewable energy-based devices applied to water pumping systems. In addition, the project aimed to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with moving water sprinklers for irrigation, and to optimise the transferability of the project’s models and methodology to other EU countries.

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Fundación San Valero, Spain

Comunidad de Regantes Montes Negros, Spain Environment Park SpA, Italy Dirección General de Aguas del Gobierno de La Rioja, Spain Asociación Aragonesa de Entidades Locales, Spain Europa Innovación y Desarrollo SL, Spain

Source of funding
LIFE08 ENV/E/000114

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water shortage‚ energy saving‚ water resources management‚ irrigation


01-JAN-2010 to 30-SEP -2013

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Measures and Actions


Water management

Geographic characterization


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