• One week of FREEWAT at the 42nd IAH Congress in Rome 13th -18th September!

  • 21 Apr 2015 - 10:15 to 19:30

    Advantages of using Numerical Modeling in Water Resources Management and Managed Aquifer Recharge Schemes

  • 19 Mar 2015 - 10:00

    The FREEWAT project at the ICT for Water Cluster Working Workshop Meeting and Annual Cluster, Brussels March 18th and 19th 2015

    The two events will bring together 10 Coordinators from FP7 ICT water projects (Calls 2011.6.3.

  • 26 Feb 2015 - 10:00

    FREEWAT presented at the EASME meeting – Harnessing EU water research and innovation

    On February 26th 2015 the FREEWAT project was presented at the Kick-off & Networking meeting organized in Bruxelles by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.


FREEWAT (FREE and open source tools for WATer resource management) is an HORIZON 2020 project financed by the EU Commission under the call WATER INNOVATION: BOOSTING ITS VALUE FOR EUROPE. FREEWAT main result will be an open source and public domain GIS integrated modelling environment for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater with an integrated water management and planning module.

FREEWAT aims at promoting water resource management by simplifying the application of the Water Framework Directive and other EU water related Directives.

Specific objectives of the FREEWAT project are:

-  to coordinate previous EU and national funded research to integrate existing software modules for water management in a single environment into the GIS based FREEWAT;

- to support the FREEWAT application in an innovative participatory approach gathering technical staff and relevant stakeholders (in primis policy and decision makers) in designing scenarios for the proper application of water policies.

The open source characteristics of the platform allow to consider FREEWAT an initiative "ad includendum", as further research institutions, private developers etc. may contribute to the platform development.


  • Coordination:

  • Dr. Rudy Rossetto

    Institute of Life Sciences
  • Institute of Life Sciences
    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • Via S. Cecilia 3
  • 56127 Pisa

The FREEWAT Consortium endorses the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity



On the 11th February 2016, Massimiliano Cannata (IST-SUPSI) presented H2020 FREEWAT at the yearly meeting of GRASS and GFOSS Italian Users in Parma (Italy).
The FREEWAT project was presented within a talk dealing with Innovation and Governance in the water sector by Rudy Rossetto at FP7 WISDOM seminar.
The first H2020 FREEWAT newsletter is out now and published on FREEWAT web site at: http://www.freewat.eu/newsletters