Sustainability and great benefits for society are highly emphasized in all research projects of VRVis. The simulation software Visdom, developed at VRVis with the TU Wien for more than a decade to make cities and rural areas fit for the climate-related extreme weather events of the future, is an excellent example in this respect. Following the fact that Visdom has established itself more and more as the flood simulation software of choice in recent years, among other things for the generation of heavy rainfall hazard maps of the whole of Austria, the disaster management planning of more than 75 Austrian municipalities and cities, and as a reliable heavy rainfall hazard map expert for a number of German federal states, Visdom is now also nominated for two internationally renowned environmental and sustainability awards at the same time, the Energy Globe Award and the WSA Austria.
Established in 1999, the world-renowned Energy Globe Award annually recognizes the most outstanding projects focusing on resource conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energies. The award aims to make the best and most innovative solutions for solving pressing environmental problems visible to the public - both in Austria and abroad. The simulation software Visdom was selected for the shortlist by the Austrian Energy Globe jury from around 300 submissions. Which of the three finalists in the "water" category will go home with the trophy on October 7, 2022, can be co-decided via public voting from September 19-30, 2022.
The award ceremony will take place as an online event on Friday, October 7 at 18:30 on www.energyglobe.at.
The WSA - World Summit Award - Austria is regarded as Austria's digital changemaker award. In various socially relevant categories, the WSA honors innovative projects with a high impact on society. For the WSA Austria in the category "Sustainability," Visdom made it on the shortlist as "the best and most innovative digital solution in the field of Smart Settlements & Urbanization from Austria."
The WSA winners will be announced in November 2022.
Vienna, September 15, 2022