Up to the starting point of CARE-W in 2001 some technical tools to assess the state of the pipes or the needs in rehabilitation had been developed or were under development in several European Research Centres and Universities. But they did not take into account all aspects of rehabilitation decisions, and had only been applied to a limited number of water services. They needed to be tested and validated on more water services and to be aggregated and linked with those performance indicators that are the decision criteria of rehabilitation.
The specific objectives of CARE-W were to improve these tools and to make them usable in formulating a rehabilitation policy. The final product of the project was a Decision Support System for rehabilitation including:
Major products CARE-W are the prototype and a handbook. The deliverables are available on CD-ROM and (partially) on paper. The end-users of this product are owners of water supply systems, operating companies and utilities, local authorities, financial institutions and national regulators.
CARE-W contributes to objectives of the Key Action "Sustainable Management and Quality of Water" by:
CARE-W belonged to the CityNet cluster (The network of European research projects on integrated urban water management).
Published January 14, 2008