The focus will be on managing household water demand using ICT and smart economics: from monitoring consumption with innovative smart meters, to profiling users’ behaviour, to understanding how different stimuli can nudge behavioural changes, and, finally, how integrated ICT solutions can be adopted by water utilities.
More specifically, the following topics will be central to the conference:
· Profiling user water consumption, end use disaggregation of consumption;
· Innovative smart meter technologies for water usage monitoring and control;
· Modelling user behaviour: improved user awareness for behavioural change;
· Modelling user behaviour: the impact of innovative water pricing policies;
· Modelling user behaviour: the role of gamification in behavioural change in the water domain;
· The water and energy nexus in urban context;
· Open data and standards for smart water systems;
· Software platforms and tools for smart water management.
Lectures will be given by experts in water management, ICT and economics from both universities and private companies from Europe and USA.
The school is particularly aimed at young researchers and PhD students willing to focus their work on solving a real world problem, by bringing in innovative ideas.
More information can be found here
Registration must be received before 15th March 2016. Places are limited, and the first 20 participants will obtain a reduced rate.