The WHOW Project

Foster an understanding of the impact of water-related climate events, water quality and water consumption on health.

Provide the data layer to support the implementation of water and climate-related regulations and policies.

Promote the development of innovative services leveraging Linked Open Data and Knowledge Graphs through the WHOW toolkit.

Uses Cases

Linking data on bioaccumulation and human exposure to: chemicals and biological contaminants in marine waters; ingestion of contaminated fish products; and airborne exposure (Ostreopsis Ovata)

Linking data on drinking water quality, measured by compliance with new EU microbiological, chemical and physical parameters, with data on water-related diseases and pathogens.

Linking data on floods, sea storms, storm surges, coastal floods and drought to human health, alteration of the hydrological cycle, and agriculture and fisheries industries.


The program
Bringing together different stakeholders from the water and health sectors. Participation is open to a vast number of participants. The level of involvement may vary depending on users’ needs and objectives. Join us to discover how you can play a part in the WHOW community.
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Latest news and project announcements

L’acqua riunisce a Roma commissione europea, ministeri, fornitori d’acqua e ricercatori in un confronto aperto su sicurezza e gestione dei rischi. Puntando sugli open data. Roma, 23 marzo 2023. Si è appena concluso uno degli eventi nazionali più importanti nell’ambito delle celebrazioni della UN 2023 Water Conference. “LA RIVOLUZIONE SILENZIOSA DEL

On June 27th 2022, the 3rd co-creation meeting of the WHOW project brought together the project partners and technical experts to discuss and contribute to the modeling of use cases and ontologies, starting from the work already published on  Github. Each presentation was accompanied by examples of datasets and demonstration of how to use the […]

May 10, 2021 – online The Water Health Open knowledge (WHOW) project is centred around the implementation of a co-creation program aiming at creating a community of public and private actors at international level to be involved in the identification of use cases of interest and related datasets, and the deployment of the technical infrastructure [&hel


A European Open Knowledge Graph on water consumption and pollution, with data sources from different administrative levels will be developed. It will link environmental data to health data on disease diffusion. The Knowledge Graph will be a fully distributed system, sustainable over time, managing large amounts of data, where data providers will maintain full control of their data.
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