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iWIDGET presents at FluidEarth 2 Launch - April 2013

Dr Chris Hutton presents iWIDGET at FluidEarth2 launch event

Dr Chris Hutton,Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, and partner in iWIDGET, attended the FluidEarth 2 Launch held in Oxfordshire, UK on 18th April 2013. Chris presented the iWIDGET project at the event, to an audience made up of integrated modelling providers and user groups, with a view to generating interest in the project from the perspective of integrated modelling and data standards. This event marked the start of the second phase of FluidEarth as an implementation of the new version 2.0 of the OpenMI standard.

iWIDGET Portuguese Stakeholders’ Workshop – February 2013

iiWIDGET Portuguese Stakeholder WorkshopA Portuguese stakeholder workshop was held at the LNEC Campus in Lisbon on 28th February 2013, with the aim of further developing the use cases associated with iWIDGET Work Package 1. The ranking of these proposed use cases was carried out with the contributions of two different target audiences - the project partners and a group of selected societal and professional stakeholders. The 25 participant stakeholders were distributed in five heterogeneous groups and asked to work together on various tasks. The workshop discussion was led by LNEC and included the contribution of AGS (iWIDGET partner). The contribution of the stakeholders in the evaluation of these use cases proved to be particularly helpful as it highlighted some important issues on the use of smart meters in urban water services, which are now being considered in the work package plans. Thank you to all those who contributed.

iWIDGET 2nd Project Meeting in Lisbon - March 2013

iWIDGET 2nd Project Meeting in Lisbon March 2013

The iWIDGET team met in Portugal in March this year for it's second project meeting. This meeting was held on 14th and 15th March at the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (National Civil Eng. Laboratory) in Lisbon. It was attended by all Project partners to progress work on the individual work package activities. Luís Queirós (iWIDGET Advisory Panel member) also attended and contributed some very worthwhile feedback on the overall strategic direction of the project. The project meeting was superceeded by a site visit to project partner AGS (Portuguese water services operator) to view the smart metering operation in the Portuguese case study area, Barcelos.