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CENTAUR was funded as a European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) Innovation Action, which ran from September 2015 for 3 years.  The CENTAUR system is now being commercialised by the SME partners, EMS and Steinhardt.

This project has provided 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).  In 2017 a pilot system was installed in Coimbra (PT) and successfully tested.  A further demonstration site in Toulouse (FR) was installed and tested in 2018.

As an 'Innovation Action', CENTAUR has developed existing technologies into a marketable system.  The project team included 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.


CENTAUR is part of the ICT4Water research community.

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