The Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development is leading the EU H2020 funded project POWER, Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges. POWER is developing a Digital Social Platform (DSP) to assist the development of more effective water policies and governance. The Digital Social Platform will combine evidence gathered from stakeholders with real environment monitoring data. It will facilitate the sharing of progress, knowledge, opinions and best practices in open consultation. It will share knowledge and experience on water scarcity, security, quality and water consumption-related issues in different EU local authorities, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.
The DSP will be used to share information on water related issues, including those identified by the EIP Water Action Group, City Blueprints (here). POWER is engaging with policy makers, households and businesses, including SMEs, on water related issues. Four cities are partnering the project as key demonstration cities, including Leicester, Sabadell, Milton Keynes and Jerusalem. Leicester is focussing on flood risk issues, Milton Keynes is focussing on water scarcity, Sabadell is focussing on water quality, and Hagihon is focussing on water network efficiency, loss and quality.


Contact us
For more information about the POWER project:
Prof Paul Fleming
Director of Sustainable Development
T: +44 (0)116 257 7961 E: pfleming@dmu.ac.uk

Dr Carl Holland
Project Manager
T: +44 (0)116 207 8958 E: cholland@dmu.ac.uk

Dr Janet Riley
Research Fellow
T: +44 (0)116 257 7560 E: janet.riley@dmu.ac.uk

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