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Friday, June 16, 2017

EU funded project to solve city water shortages!

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News An EU-funded 5 million euro project has demonstrated innovative solutions for ensuring Europe has adequate water quality and supply to meet its needs. This project has been developped thanks to the EU Horizon 2020 innovation and research programme.

This project demonstrations aim to encourage Europe’s water sector to become more resource-efficient and competitive through innovation. At five demonstration sites in cities in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece and Spain, the project tested integrated technological, monitoring, modelling and management approaches. This project is particularly suited to the more water-scarce regions of Europe in the South and the Mediterranean, where re-used water could be used.

The EU-funded project toolkit allows decision-makers to assess the value of provision services, (e.g. food and water), supporting services (e.g. pollination and climate regulation) and cultural services (e.g. aesthetic value and recreation) when proposing and comparing water supply solutions.

The project has participated in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) and has been awarded two prizes: the Products & Services Award and the Business & Biodiversity Award.

Source :  DG Research & Innovation


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