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20 August 2021, 07:03

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More than 3700 projects were submitted for the competition.

A set of services aimed at reducing water consumption in Moscow received a bronze award in the Mobile Websites and Applications nomination in the Business / Government category at the 18th Annual International Business Award International Business Awards, part of the Stevie Award program. The winners were determined by the expert council of the competition.

Campaign to reduce water consumption in Moscow is being implemented Department of Information Technology together with Department of housing and communal services

“Our team is very pleased with this significant and prestigious award. In just seven months from the beginning of the campaign, we have been recognized twice internationally: in May, the project was recognized as one of the best smart services for living in the city at the international German Innovation Award, and now we have received a bronze Stevie Award. Our project is an answer to the question of how you can reduce water consumption in the capital. We do not convince Muscovites of the need to use less water, but we are changing user habits, pushing people towards more careful use of city water resources, “said the Minister of the Moscow Government, head of the Moscow Department of Information Technologies.

Edward Lysenko

The winners were determined by the estimates of more than 260 experts around the world. This year, over 3,700 projects were submitted to the competition in such nominations as “Company of the Year”, “Mobile Sites and Applications”, “Best New Product or Service”, “Startup of the Year”, “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program”, “Best Leader” and others. The competition also included several categories highlighting the response of organizations and individuals to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mos.ru projects were presented in Moscow’s competitive bid: an updated service for transmitting water meter readings (water consumption graph, advice, emotional reinforcement), an interactive test to save water, and an interactive presentation in support of initiatives.

According to the expert jury, the Moscow Department of Information Technology has developed a successful digital program aimed at convincing residents to use water more efficiently through visual design, graphs and an interactive test.

“We welcome this concept, which, we hope, will help raise the level of environmental awareness among residents and reduce the use of water resources in Moscow,” the jury said.

The Department of Housing and Communal Services of the city of Moscow said that about three million cubic meters of clean and safe water are supplied to the city network every day. The implemented projects help to explain to Muscovites in an accessible and often interactive form why it is important to consciously approach the use of water. Residents also have the opportunity to appreciate the tremendous work that city services do on a daily basis to ensure uninterrupted water supply to the capital.

Since 2012, Muscovites can transmit water meter readings through serviceon mos.ru, and since 2021 it has features that help to use water more wisely. For example, users see individual statistics on water consumption and can compare them with city averages. If the indicators decrease or, conversely, increase significantly, the service notifies about this.

On mos.ru everyone can go interactive test, understand if they know how to save water, and learn how to raise their awareness of resource use.

In support of the project in the spring of this year, a campaign with elements of augmented reality “The Price of Water” was held in the capital. Having scanned the QR code on the receipt of a single payment document, residents of the city activated a presentation, with the help of which it is possible to trace the path of water from the reservoir to the tap in the bathroom. May 2021 campaign recognized one of the best smart living services in the city according to the German Innovation Award in the Smart living category.

As a continuation of the set of initiatives, a special project was launched on the mos.ru portal in June 2021 “Pure water: how it turns out”.

It is devoted to the most important and useful information about water and its savings. The project tells about the large-scale processes of water intake and purification, as well as about the way it goes before it enters the water taps.

Everything about clean water: a new mos.ru special project will tell about the water supply in the capital Calculate and save: new functions have appeared in the service for transmitting readings of water and heat meters

International Business Awards Is a leading business awards program. All people and organizations around the world can apply for it – public and private, commercial and non-commercial, large and small. In 2021, applications came from organizations in 63 countries.

The Stevie Award is presented in eight programs, including the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for the Middle East and North Africa, The American Business Awards (American business awards), The International Business Awards (international business awards), Stevie Awards for Women in Business, The Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards receive over 12,000 entries annually from organizations in over 70 countries.

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