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Advanced Technologies for Water Resource Management

Objective

Technology gaps exist within the EU that prohibit compliance with the Water Framework Directive in providing an integrated water resource management strategy that will secure both water quality and quantity. The fundamental objective of the ATWARM ITN is to enhance the career prospects of 16 young researchers by providing them with greatly enhanced multidisciplinary skills and business aptitudes that will enable them to address these technology gaps. The two scientific objectives of the ATWARM proposal are: (i) To develop advanced technologies for enhancing the performance and/or sustainability of water and wastewater treatment plants, and (ii) To develop advanced technologies for enhancing water quality, including advanced technologies for analysis and monitoring. 14 ESR and 2 ER will participate in an integrated research programme. Each will be located within specific host organisations and will be seconded to other sites to improve their multidisciplinary skills and their knowledge of ATWARM as a whole. They will receive specific in-lab training plus general S&T training at 3 Summer Schools and other relevant training events. Complementary training (involving external participants) structured to accommodate the personal career needs of each Fellow will also be provided. The ATWARM network will involve seven host organisations located in UK, Ireland and Germany. These organisations (four academic, one research and two industrial partners) have distinct but complementary research foci and, due to their involvement in an existing network, are already collaborating effectively. Participation in ATWARM will foster relationships between the partners and ensure the long term sustainability of the network. ATWARM will be coordinated by Queen’s University Belfast (which is experienced in the management and administration of large FP research projects) and will be managed by a Supervisory Board to ensure that all Fellows receive the same high standard of training.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 775 185,53
Administrative Contact
Pauline Mccann (Ms.)

Participants (6)

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 099 442,32
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dermot Diamond (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 405 969,11
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Eisinger (Dr.)
IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 914,79
Address
Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolf Merkel (Dr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 404,99
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raffaella Villa (Dr.)
NORTHERN IRELAND WATER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 969,80
Address
Frederick Street 3 Northland House
BT1 2NR Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samuel (Sam) Irwin (Mr.)
T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 200 617,20
Address
Tullow Industrial Estate
R93 Tullow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Bowkett (Mr.)