Climathon Písek 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Let's make Písek green again!
Starting on Friday, November 13 at 9 a.m., ending at 9 p.m., a 12-hour hackathon called Climathon is going to take place in Písek with the aim of finding solutions to the city's specific problems in the areas of environment and urban development focused on: rainwater, water storage tanks, retention tanks, drought.
Due to Covid-19, all hackaton participants will be hosted online.
The entire Climathon will be conducted in English and starts on Friday, 13 November 2020, at 9 a.m. The number of seats is limited so don't hesitate to register. Participation is free and, moreover, several prizes are awaiting the winning team.
The main participants in the Písek Climathon are: Smart Písek, the City of Písek - Department of the Environment, and Písek Water Management Administration.
This year in Písek!
Most cities in the world face the challenges of climate change. This year, Písek joined the Climathon, a global hackaton focused on climate change where the main competition area for participants is defined. This hackaton is dedicated to climate change in general and to improving the quality of the environment in Písek with a focus on water use in the city, drying up cities and water loss in urban areas.
Meet the Organisers
Although the Czech Republic has subscribed to the Smart City concept in the Financial Resources Treaty between the EU and the Czech Republic for the period 2014-2020, many cities didn't participate in the conceptual achievement of Smart City goals. However, Písek was one of the few cities that actually processed the material on conceptualizing Smart City goals with a document called "The Blue-Yellow Book of Smart Písek" approved by the City Council in 2015. Among other things, this document made Písek a pilot concept of Smart City among medium-sized cities by signing an agreement between the Ministry of the Environment and the city management.
To maintain its position as a "smart" leader among medium-sized Czech cities, the city of Písek has set up a specialist workstation for the Smart City Písek development project valid since February 1, 2017. Its task is to cover activities around Smart Písek, to come up with system concepts that identify priorities within the areas defined in The Blue-Yellow Book, and on the basis of these priorities to propose projects suitable for implementation. In addition, such a workplace is still completely unique in Czech cities of comparable size. The Mayor of Písek, Mgr. Eva Vanžurová has been responsible for the Smart Office Agenda since November 2018.
Organising a Climathon is the next step towards fulfilling the smart city concept in the environmental field.
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