WEAM4i Overview

WEAM4i (Water & Energy Advanced Management for Irrigation) 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 € over 42 months. It started on November 1st 2013 and was concluded on April 30th 2017.

The WEAM4i consortium is led by Meteosim and Adasa, and 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.

The 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.  A smart network for the management of irrigation, WEAM4i ICT platform, has been developed to achieve this goal which integrates different information services and smart applications. It gives the possibility for the end-users to act interactively on the rational use of water and energy.

The results of WEAM4i were 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).

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    • 28 JUN 17
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    WEAM4i success story published by the European Commission!

    WEAM4i success story published by the European Commission!

    Check out the success story article published on the website of the European Commission under the title: ‘Water, energy, food – everything is increasingly connected’ (link). The article features an interview with WEAM4i technical coordinator, Sergio de Campos, who reports on the objectives, acheivements and results of our project.

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    • 05 MAY 17
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    New Publication: WEAM4i Policy Brief   –   The Future of Smart Irrigation Management in Europe!

    New Publication: WEAM4i Policy Brief – The Future of Smart Irrigation Management in Europe!

    A new publication by WEAM4i project ‘WEAM4i Policy Brief: The Future of Smart Irrigation Management in Europe‘ has been released. It presents the policy challenges and recommendations focusing on three topics: – Energy Efficient Irrigation – Integrated management of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus  – The need of standardization The policy brief includes concrete recommendations and actions,

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    • 11 APR 17
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    WEAM4i Successful Final Workshop!

    WEAM4i Successful Final Workshop!

    On April 6th 2017, WEAM4i Final Workshop was held in Barcelona to present the results of the project and its success case studies as well as to make synergies with the different projects and initiatives working on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus. During the event, the achievements of WEAM4i smart tools which lead to better efficiency

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    • 17 MAR 17
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    WEAM4i Official Video is out!

    WEAM4i Official Video is out!

    Watch the official video of WEAM4i explaining the following: 1) WEAM4i Overview (EN) Available also in other languages (subtitles): Spanish (link), French (link)   2) WEAM4i Technical Solutions (EN) Available also in other languages (subtitles): Spanish (link), French (link)   3) WEAM4i Results & Testimonies (EN) Available also in other languages (subtitles): Spanish (link), French (link)   *** You can

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