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Increasing the regional competitiveness and economic growth through the R&TD&I on sustainable water management

Objective

The availability of water resources is a key contributory factor to economic and social development, as well as being an essential pillar of environmental preservation. The most of the Mediterranean regions, with a semi-arid climate, has historically suffered from water scarcity. This has led in many cases to a strong culture in the efficient use of water and development of innovative policies and techniques relating to sustainable water management. Within this context, some Mediterranean regions have developed effective research-driven clusters focused on sustainable and efficient management of water, and dedicate considerable resources to research, technical development and innovation (R&TD&I) activities in this field. The SWAM Project is proposed to supply preconditions for further economic growth and global competitiveness of Murcia, Eastern-Galilee and Western Greece regions having high potential in the Water Technologies (Water-Tech) sector. The Project will develop an Action Plan (JAP) with the collaboration of these three regions, through mutual understanding of the respective research systems, coordinating their science policies as well as sharing the best practices and experiences in order to draw a pathway regarding: - Integration of synergies among these clusters, strengthening their internal capabilities and joining efforts in water technologies R&TD&I in order to develop world-wide this leading market. - Overcoming the current financial crisis as much as possible, by mobilizing other financial possibilities afforded by national/regional authorities, the private sector and by Community programmes. The project offers a cross-cutting effect over the participants’ regional economies, since water technologies are applied to all economic and productive sectors. There is also an innovative approach behind the idea which supports these clusters: to increase the regional economy growth and competitiveness matched with environmental preservation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSEJERIA UNIVERSIDADES, EMPRESA E INVESTIGACION - COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Address
Villaleal 2
E30001 Murcia
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 306 697
Administrative Contact
Julio Pedauyé-Ruiz (Mr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 895,94
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta (Dr.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE LA ENERGIA Y DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 87 121,54
Address
Calle Sofia, Num. 613 Poligono Industrial Cabezo B
30353 Cartagena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gemma Castejón-Martínez (Ms.)
ASOCIACION DE FABRICANTES DE MAQUINARIA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA (AFAMUR)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 68 919,50
Address
Calle Del Metal 4
30009 Murcia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Manuel Lorenzo-Sanz (Mr.)
CAMPUS FOR MEDICINE AND RESEARCH IN GALILEE ASSOCIATION - EGMA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 123 317,50
Address
Tzhar, Galilee Industrial Park 1
12000 Rosh-pina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amos Rudin (Mr.)
MIGAL GALILEE RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 143 702,07
Address
2 Tarshish Str, South Industrial Zone
11016 Kiryat-shmona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uri Marchaim (Prof.)
YEHUDA BERUTY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 44 435,30
Address
South Industrial Zone
10200 Kirvat-shmona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yehuda Beruty (Mr.)
PERIFEREIA DYTIKI ELLADA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 92 795,75
Address
Neo Patron Athinon 69-71
26442 Patras
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Tzomakas (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 87 472,50
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Plagakis (Mr.)
EPISTIMONIKO PARKO PATRON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 169 351,50
Address
Stadiou Street Platani
265 04 Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vagelis Papadakis (Dr.)
ENBIO EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 66 434,50
Address
Doriza Str 1
11525 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kornaros (Prof.)
Federación Regional de Empresarios del Metal de Murcia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 34 956,90
Address
Calle Del Metal 4
ES30009 Murcia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gracia Morata-Semitiel (Ms.)