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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Energy, Environment, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, Research, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Banks, Corporations, Investment Funds, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, Northern America, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

* European Union : Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK

* Norther America: Canada 

* Mediterranean countries: Israel, Turkey

* European Economic Area: Norway

* Developing countries: South Africa


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This call for proposals aims at labeling research projects addressing water cycle issues and aiming at providing the European water industry with new innovative market-orientated solutions

Priorities and funded actions:

To be awarded the ACQUEAEU label, projects must incorporate one or several of the following technological areas
– Water resources: Develop less expensive and more natural technologies for water supply and water pollution monitoring, possibly thorugh integrating sensor technologies
– Water treatment: Full-scale demonstration of innovative processes in the field of water treatment
– Water distribution: optimize the cost of the management of water, focus on infrastructure and water monitoring
–  Customers: Enforce the trust and confidence of consumers towards water (monitor consumer behaviour, monitor domestic piping systems…)
– Agriculture: irrigation, drainage, water quality measurement
– Industry: membranes, brines….
– Urban drainage and water waste collection: prevent foul water flooding
– Waste water treatment
– Biosolids: Removal of polution, production of energy from biosolids, curbing of GHG and N2O emissions 

Applicant may focus on the following programmes for innovation
– Membrane technologies
– Real-Time system management
– Low energy waste water treatment
– Material for pipes and coating
– Low environmental impact for disinfection and water oxidation