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Climate-resilient management for safe disinfected and non-disinfected water supply systems

Objective

Safe and affordable supply of drinking water (DW) in the EU under the pressure of climate change is a key priority. Despite long-term experience with the reliable operation of disinfected and non-disinfected drinking water supply systems (DWSS), a number of challenges around microbial stability, the (future) need for disinfection and the consequences of disinfection by-products (DBPs) formation for human health remain open, directly deriving from climate change impacts such as increasing water temperature and higher levels of natural organic matter (NOM).
SafeCREW aims to support the novel EU DW Directive by generating advanced knowledge and developing tools and guidelines for disinfected and non-disinfected DWSS and addresses improved comprehensive water quality characterization, novel treatment solutions to actively respond to identified threats, and the management of distribution networks to avoid water quality deterioration up to consumers.
Novel data sets on the occurrence and concentration of so far unknown DBPs will be created, and commercial actors stimulated to further develop tools for DBP quantification and mitigation.
Transferable tools will be provided to end-users (water utilities, national/EU regulators, researchers, SMEs), including: (I) reliable methods to evaluate microbial stability, characterise NOM, detect DBPs and account for DBP human health toxicity, (II) protocols to select proper materials in contact with disinfected water, (III) monitoring and modelling tools, also exploiting machine learning, for real-time optimisation of DWSS management, and (IV) an integrated risk assessment framework to guide future interventions which ensure that both disinfected and non-disinfected DWSS can continue providing safe DW in the face of climate change.
SafeCREW will increase the preparedness of the EU water sector to challenges arising from climate change and will support the EU’s leading position in science-based policy making for DW consumer protection.

Coordinator

DVGW DEUTSCHER VEREIN DES GAS- UNDWASSERFACHES - TECHNISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHER VEREIN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 790 000,00
Address
Josef Wirmer Strasse 1-3
53123 Bonn
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 460 000,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 199 081,00
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
BioDetection Systems B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 370 125,00
Address
Science Park 406
1098 XH Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 679 250,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 404 343,75
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 420 000,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSORCI CONCESSIONARI D'AIGUES PER ALS AJUNTAMENTS I INDUSTRIES DE TARRAGONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 199 997,50
Address
Cl Santa Anna 3
43000 Tortosa

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 148 750,00
Address
Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MM SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Via Del Vecchio Politecnico 8
20121 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

MULTISENSOR SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Alexandra Court, Carrs Road
Cheadle

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Greater Manchester South East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data