It's time to change the way we monitor water
In DAIAD we believe that in order to drive innovation, accelerate the adoption of efficient water use and reuse, and induce sustainable changes in water consumption at a larger scale, we must empower consumers.
Our vision is to enable all consumers to self-monitor their water consumption through low-cost sensing technologies, independently from their water provider, to monitor every drop of water we consume in our residencies, turn this information into actionable knowledge, and promote sustainable water consumption. But how are we going to achieve this?
WHO IS DAIAD
Following these ancient naming conventions as inspiration, we have envisioned a new type of fresh water nymph, called DAIAD (paraphrasing data and naiad), which symbolizes the project’s objectives.
THE DAIAD SYSTEM
A potentially groundbreaking approach for efficient water use and reuse lies within the empowerment of consumers.
Have you ever wondered how much water you consume when you take a shower or wash the dishes?
Well, your best guess is as good as ours because quite frankly, most of us only learn our total water consumption every few months.READ MORE
In DAIAD, we aim to address the challenge of improving the management of water resources through real-time knowledge of water consumption, in order to improve societal awareness, induce sustainable changes in consumer behaviour, and explore new water demand management strategies.READ MORE
DAIAD is based on the principle that user awareness and self-induced behavioural change are the foundations for delivering sustainable changes in water consumption. All research and technological activities in the project empower citizens to act as the catalyst for change.READ MORE
ATHENA RESEARCH CENTER
THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IMIS) is a Research Institute of “Athena” Research Center. IMIS was founded in 2007, with the mission to conduct research in data management and large-scale information systems. IMIS is uniquely positioned in the areas of Database, Knowledge and Information management, focusing on core research topics and cross-disciplinary domains. Its expertise lies in data-driven innovation, applications, and services. IMIS develops the foundations of EU’s Data Economy, working on Big, Open and Linked data technologies, contributing to the growth of EU and Greece. Towards this goal, IMIS cooperates with the industry, SMEs, public sector, the open source and the open knowledge communities.
BAMBERG UNIVERSITY and the team of researchers in the Bits to energy Lab (B2E Lab) have been actively driving the green information systems scene since 2007. The team focuses on combining ubiquitous computing technologies with insight from behavioral economics to foster a sustainable usage of electricity, heat, fuel, and water. The development of user interfaces, sustainability dashboards and gamification concepts in the energy context has a long tradition within the Bits to Energy Lab.
AMPHIRO AG is a cleantech-startup that concentrates on developing and marketing components for the next generation of smart, energy aware faucets. Founded at the end of 2009, the development team from Amphiro designed the existing products and modules from scratch, and successfully launched its first fully energy-autarkic product amphiro a1 in September 2012. Amphiro is the first company world-wide offering self-powered feedback devices for energy and water consumption and strives to serve the growing market for smart faucets and water management systems at the point of use.
The FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE SYSTEMS AND INNOVATION RESEARCH (FRAUNHOFER ISI) is part of the Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research in Germany (FhG), a non- profit corporation, promoting applied research and assuring the link between fundamental and industrial research. ISI complements the scientific and technological spectrum of the technology-focused majority of Fraunhofer Institutes through interdisciplinary research in the fields of technology assessment, innovation behaviour, R&D strategies, economic and societal consequences of technologies in fields like energy, transport and water.
WATERWISE is an SME, and UK’s leading authority on wa- ter efficiency, having substantial experience delivering water efficiency initiatives and research projects within the UK and Europe. Waterwise has worked closely with water companies and other stakeholders since its inception in 2005 to develop the evidence base for water efficiency through research and evaluation. Delivering large-scale water efficiency retrofit projects such as Tap into Savings and Save Water Swindon, has developed Waterwise’s knowledge of advising and engaging with households.
AGUAS DE ALICANTE
Aguas de Alicante manages the urban water cycle in the city of Alicante (Spain) and surrounding municipalities. The company supplies water to more than 500.000 inhabitants (700.000 in the summer) through a distribution network of more than 2.000 kilometers. Aguas de Alicante is a mixed capital company (municipal/private) with 115 years of history and is committed to the preservation of hydraulic resources and environmental stewardship.
BE PART OF DAIAD
In DAIAD we believe in open innovation and participation as the critical means to improve how we monitor, understand, and use water. We need you to join us!
DAIAD is a research project fully supporting Open Knowledge. All deliverables, software, publications, and data from DAIAD are offered with an open license.
Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, Athens, Greece
spathan at imis.athena-innovation.gr