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CENTAUR is a European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) Innovation Action, the project started in September 2015 and will run for 3 years.

This project aims to provide an innovative, cost effective, local autonomous sewer flow control system to reduce urban flood risk and thus fits within the requirements of the priority thematic area of flood management identified by the EIP on Water.

CENTAUR has been developed and tested using computer models and a laboratory test facility at the University of Sheffield (UK).  A pilot system has been installed in Coimbra (PT) in September 2017 and is currently undergoing field testing.  A further demonstration site in Toulouse (FR) is being designed for implementation in late 2017.

As an 'Innovation Action', CENTAUR aims to develop existing technologies into a marketable system.  The project team includes two SMEs, three universities / research institutes and two water utilities, more information is on the Project Partners page.

See the About CENTAUR page for further information about the project aims.

Flooding in Coimbra December 2013

Flooding in Coimbra, Portugal (Image courtesy of Diário de Coimbra)

Funded by:

EU EmblemThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 641931.

For further information on CENTAUR funding, see Cordis.