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The results of the first phase of the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities have been evaluated. More than 140 ideas were submitted to the contest and received feedback from the POWER communities. The top 20 finalists who made it to the next round of the contest are listed here.
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Your idea should offer а solution to a sustainability challenge that Jerusalem faces. Show how this solution can be replicated in another city of your choice.
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Show how your idea solves a sustainability issue in one (or more) of the following areas. Demonstrate how your solution is relevant for the Jerusalem local context and how it could be replicated in another city of your choice:
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Magnetic Energy Oscillator for Output Power Source (MEOOPS)
Using native plants saves the water. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has embarked on a Sustainable Education Project to save water in gardening through the use of the wonderful variety of Middle Ea...
In several countries the water distribution network is not providing remotely the water consumption.The distance from the meters to the collection point affects the cost of the service. In rural areas...
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Magnetic Energy Oscillator for Output Power Source (MEOOPS)
GregSpau15 August 2019 - 8:37 AM Magnetic Energy Oscillator for Output Power Source (MEOOPS) MEOOPS V3.gif - [710,87Kb]
The contets is over
Kalina DrenSka15 August 2019 - 5:15 PM Dear GregSpau, unfortunately, the contest has already ended. However, if you think that this project corresponds well with the POWER project water-related goals, you could see if it suits the Best Practice Award for water sustainability and nominate it there: https://jerusalem.power-h2020.eu/?location=challenge&loadP=3580
Beautiful Plants that Save Water - Native Seed Collection Project
Amanda Lind29 May 2019 - 2:36 PM Using native plants saves the water. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has embarked on a Sustainable Education Project to save water in gardening through the use of the wonderful variety of Middle Eastern Native plants. The Staff at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens have researched and prepared a preliminary list of 18 native plants. These are then grown in trial beds around the Botanic Gardens. Once the plants have grown and set seed, volunteers collect, clean, prepare and package the seed. The seed packets are then distributed to plant nurseries and Community Gardens with growing instructions. In this way the use of local wild plants is encouraged and water use in gardens cut to a minimum. Beautiful Plants that Save Water.pdf - [902,12Kb]
water meter on-line
dbiancu31 January 2019 - 5:39 PM In several countries the water distribution network is not providing remotely the water consumption.The distance from the meters to the collection point affects the cost of the service. In rural areas the water pipes are old or under country lanes used for the circulation of heavy vehicles. The probability of water loss is high and breakage difficult to detect.To reduce the maintenance costs we offer a component for the automatic transmission of the meter values to a centralised system. This component will be integrated with existing meters to reduce the impact on the infrastructure.Using open-source electronic platforms we integrate a camera, a GSM shield, a GPS receiver, an inertial measurement unit to take the values automatically and to transmit them through internet, to register the position and any movement indicating modifications on the installation.Data is collected in a server, processed and analysed. Putting the component at the start and at the end of the line it is possible to identify anomalies like broken pipes or not authorised connections.This idea reduces the costs for inspection, that indirectly reduce the pollution, and provides tools to for the analysis of the data and automatic alarms for anomalies.Our customers are water supplier interested on reducing the loss of water and some special consumers: we are interested in helping situations where the meters are far away from the tab and the corresponding lines are under the responsibility of the consumer.
Danube Nature Guides
Halewicz29 January 2019 - 9:39 PM Training for German and Romanian Danube Nature Guides: a link between generations and cultures The Danube Nature Guides’ Project, subsidized by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie offered a two weeks’ training program for young Romanians and German Nature Guides along the Danube. 15 young Romanians and 8 already trained German Nature Guides spent the first week near Beuron in July 2018, and the second in Galatz near the Danube Delta in September. The water quality was tested, lectures and excursions along the river and into near-by nature parks provided many ideas and insights into nature protection and the creation of income-providing projects based on the preservation of natural resources and cultural assets. There will be a closing event in Galatz in 2019. „People need to be introduced to nature protection when they are young, if we want them to consider it a career option”, says Dr. Gabriela Costea. She and a second limnologist Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Halewicz from Konstanz, initiated the Danube Nature Guides project in cooperation with Naturschule Region Bodensee e.V. and the Romanian Green East Corridor in Galatz. The partnerships formed, the plan for an internet platform, and a larger network, the continuation of the courses in Romania, the ideas to promote tourism not only in the Danube Delta, but for the stunning nature trails and nature parks in the Galatz region further upriver are promising. Text danube nature guides.pdf - [610,06Kb]
RitaXerezLamelas21 November 2018 - 7:42 PM The basis of whatever decision that involves vital health natural sources begin with participation or precession / analysis of the natives everyday life. Water-Participation.docx - [13,85Kb]
Andre Piteira20 November 2018 - 10:48 PM Water sustainability_idea.docx - [97,75Kb]
IoT in Irrigation and Water Distribution
José Horta20 November 2018 - 10:40 PM How to monitorize effectively the consumption and distribution of water through smart sensoring and data processing. Jerusalem Power Idea.pdf - [388,96Kb]
Joao Esteves20 November 2018 - 10:14 PM This idea aims to reduce the visual impact of building a water treatment station and makes it a green space. The station is built underground and then on top built a green zone where the families can enjoy the open air. Every water needed to irrigate the park comes from treated water. This way we can reduce the visual impact of the building, at the same time provide a space for coexistence for families. In this park there would be a lecture about the reduction of consumption and use of water
Water Tips App
MartaNevesDias19 November 2018 - 2:37 PM How to consume safe water in the community in a sustainable way? Get to know the Water Tips App that would be able to provide you tips to protect resources, reduce and recycle water. Jerusalem_Idea_Contest.pdf - [168,42Kb]
גינון קהילתי שכונת גילה
telecity06 November 2018 - 7:58 AM ילדי שכונת גילה מבתי הספר היסודיים אריאל גילה, תל"י גילה, וממ"ד גילה ב' אימצו עץ זה במסגרת תכנית "אמץ עץ" של החברה להגנת הטבע. אודות הטיפול בעץ, מפי התלמידים: "העץ נמצא בשטח ציבורי שהעירייה אחראית לו, אך העץ היה במצב מוזנח והיתה סביבו כמות גדולה של פסולת. הגזע שלו היה מאובק מאוד, הענפים של העצים לא נגזמו כמו שצריך והייתה עשביה שוטה מכל עבר. מיד כשהגענו התחלנו לאסוף פסולת. לאחר מכן הברשנו את הגזעים והתחלנו לגזום את הענפים בצורה נכונה שלא תזיק לעץ. משחנו את החלקים שגזמנו כדי שלא יזדהם, דישנו השקינו ואווררנו את הקרקע." גיל משוער: 50-80 שנה גובה העץ: בין 15-20 מ' קישור לסקר עצים עתיקים ויחודיים בירושלים
Amanda12 February 2019 - 2:40 PM כל הכבוד, יופי של פרויקט
The Green Map iconography
telecity06 November 2018 - 7:57 AM Green Map® Icons are at the heart of the Green Map movement. Used by the entire Green Map network, this globally designed universal set of symbols: makes each Green Map easy to explore, regardless of the language and cultural orientation of the user. identifies, promotes and links a diverse array of sustainability sites along with special places that highlight cultural character. makes patterns of green development and resource inequalities between different areas easier to recognize. helps successful initiatives spread to new communities. helps bring urgent global environmental problems down to the local level, where they can be more easily grasped and changed. Lending dynamism to every Green Map, the award-winning icons are also powerful tools for assessing the resources that are currently available, and to help plan for healthier communities. . The Green Map iconography is among its most distinctive and vital resources. It's one of the world’s first universal iconographies for maps.. The Icons were updated through an inclusive collaborative process that culminated in 2008 (from www.greenmap.org). The Jerusalem Green Map features 42 icons.
Jerusalem Green Map
Naomi Tsur12 February 2019 - 2:37 PM The Jerusalem Green Map could be a very useful tool for the Jerusalem Water Forum that is in process of being formed. A water layer on the map could show all the community initiatives. There is already a layer for community gardens, and a lot off information could be added as part of the DSP project.
The LoveTree App
Ζωή-Ελένη Μοραγλή02 November 2018 - 8:44 AM The ‘’LoveTree’’ provides a holistic approach combining satellite, environmental, biological and socio-economic data and the includes the interactions between open green spaces, water attenuation and spatial planning. It includes the unification of the already existing data within a municipality and aims to enrich the database with new datasets and to create database on additional spatial characteristics. More, the actual application of the LoveTree, aims at enhancing public awareness on the benefits and added value of trees in urban settings, the climate change risks by the loss of trees, the flood protection potential of trees, and the cultural and historical characteristics of trees. Further, the application will provide a useful tool for enabling better access and use of green open spaces within the city. With regard to the users, the LoveTree application, will be user friendly, it will provide information on CO2 capture and water capture by specific tree species by location, it will identify cool/shaded areas, informed by meteorological data, and flood prone areas, and finally, users will have the ability to discover the potential of using the fruits and seeds of public trees. Ultimately, the users, will adopt and name a tree, send feedback associated to the state and history of trees, the need for maintenance of existing trees and the potential for new planting within the urban settings. Presentation DEREE proposal.pptx - [94,13Kb]
Stella01 December 2018 - 7:19 PM Brilliant integrated approach on tree mapping and identification that enable improved management of urban green, social interaction and contributes towards climate change mitigation!
Good additional material for the LoveTree App idea
Mathias06 November 2018 - 11:2 AM Thank you for providing this additional information for your idea of the LoveTree App! I think it helps to understand the idea even better. I have two question though: how would you apply the app to the specific context of Jerusalem and the challenges the city faces? And what other city do you think the app could be best applied to and why?
The LoveTree Application
Ζωή-Ελένη Μοραγλή31 October 2018 - 1:17 PM The ‘’LoveTree’’ provides a holistic approach combining satellite, environmental, biological and socio-economic data and the includes the interactions between open green spaces, water attenuation and spatial planning. It includes the unification of the already existing data within a municipality and aims to enrich the database with new datasets and to create database on additional spatial characteristics. More, the actual application of the LoveTree, aims at enhancing public awareness on the benefits and added value of trees in urban settings, the climate change risks by the loss of trees, the flood protection potential of trees, and the cultural and historical characteristics of trees. Further, the application will provide a useful tool for enabling better access and use of green open spaces within the city. With regard to the users, the LoveTree application, will be user friendly, it will provide information on CO2 capture and water capture by specific tree species by location, it will identify cool/shaded areas, informed by meteorological data, and flood prone areas, and finally, users will have the ability to discover the potential of using the fruits and seeds of public trees. Ultimately, the users, will adopt and name a tree, send feedback associated to the state and history of trees, the need for maintenance of existing trees and the potential for new planting within the urban settings.
telecity06 November 2018 - 7:56 AM
Love LoveTree - but please add attachment with additional info
Mathias01 November 2018 - 11:1 AM Dear Ζωή-Ελένη, from the brief description given, the LoveTree application sounds very cool. Yet, in order to fully understand the concept, could you please fill out and attach the idea submission template spelling out the problem and the solution as well as how it could be applied to Jerusalem and another city of your choice (see template attached). Thank you and best regards Mathias Idea submision template - Jerusalem.pdf - [719,6Kb]
DIAGNOSIS (Don't Ignore Any Get-away Neither Other Scape-system Is Solution)
ALLINg ABATE09 October 2018 - 9:46 PM A good diagnosis solves 90% of the problems. The desire for a better world unites people of every religion or social background. Water is essential, we must keep it as a precious treasure !!! ALLINg ABATE - Power Jerusalem.pdf - [5,62Mb]
Alessandra19 November 2018 - 4:22 PM great idea!!!
go on03 November 2018 - 11:6 PM we are fun of Alling Abate
abdulgabul31 October 2018 - 9:23 PM It's very difficult but very interesting
ALLINg ABATE11 October 2018 - 8:34 PM @Kalina DrenSka, I think this idea is replicable everywhere because I believe that partnership is the only possible way to have a better world
Kalina DrenSka11 October 2018 - 1:48 PM Interesting idea, I liked a lot the part with connecting people from different backgrounds on one platform. Do you think that such an idea could be applied in other cities worldwide? Where do you think it will be most helpful?
How to describe your idea
Mathias09 October 2018 - 1:11 PM This is a template document for your idea submission showing the most important aspects that your idea submission should include. Idea submision template - Jerusalem.pdf - [719,6Kb]