New contest supports sustainable municipal water concepts

Saturday, 20 October 2018

POWER Idea competition now accepting applications – deadline 30 November


Pisa, 5th November 2018 – The European POWER Consortium, which brings together cities, SMEs and research centres, has launched a competition to reward the most innovative sustainability ideas for the intelligent management of water resources at a municipal level.


With the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities, we want to reward everyone that has an idea worth putting into action – be they university students, concerned residents, local groups or small businesses. Everyone can help local authorities tackle their water challenges in order to become more sustainable“, explains Prof. Giuliano Manara, President of CUBIT Scarl, consortium member of the EU-funded POWER project.


The POWER project has established a ‘Digital Social Platform (DSP)’ with the aim of enhancing and improving the governance of water networks. This innovative DSP approach wants to encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences on water issues (scarcity, safety, quality, consumption) between citizens, public bodies and companies in different areas of the European Union and worldwide, thus creating an important tool to support the European policy of managing water resources.


The contest wants to stimulate citizen participation, and to increase awareness regarding water resources. The best proposals will be selected via a mix of public and consortium voting. The ten best ideas will be awarded with direct support of experts in this field to develop them further. The proposals must deliver solutions to the challenges that local authorities face with regard to climate change, water sustainability, sustainable consumption and production, or civic engagement. Social entrepreneurs, innovators, activists, students and others from the EU or Israel may submit their ideas via the POWER city websites of one of the four POWER cities. (See below).


The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th November 2018.


Further information

The POWER Idea Contest

To submit ideas:

Cubit Contacts:

Monica Pianosi
Luciana Ferrari

CUBIT. C​ubus project, co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020