“Detection and Integrated Assessment of Non-authorised water Abstractions using EO”

Funding Source: European Commission – Research Executive Agency (REA)

Programme: Horizon 2020 – “Earth Observation Programme”

Duration: January 2017 – December 2019

URL: www.diana-h2020.eu

DIANA is aimed at co-designing and openly demonstrating a commercial service platform that will empower water managers and authorities to optimise the identification and inspection of non-authorised water abstractions for irrigation as well as improve their water management policies and practices, especially in extreme conditions such as drought periods.

DIANA will leverage EO data provided by Copernicus and other data sources as well as state-of-the-art models for the identification of (illegally) irrigated areas and the estimation of abstracted water volumes in order to offer a value added suite of data products and services, that will be affordable and cost-effective.

Three pilots will be deployed in order to put the DIANA services and products to the test in real operational environments of Spain, Italy and Romania. In order to ensure the demand-driven design of the DIANA service platform as well as to set the stage for its market launch and uptake following the end of the project, a customer-driven business modelling process will be followed during the project, validating its business case and producing an effective business plan to serve as the roadmap for its post-project commercialization.