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Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow

Objective

The European project initiative TRUST will produce knowledge and guidance to support TRansitions to Urban Water Services of Tomorrow, enabling communities to achieve sustainable, low-carbon water futures without compromising service quality. We deliver this ambition through close collaboration with problem owners in ten participating pilot city regions under changing and challenging conditions in Europe and Africa. Our work provides research driven innovations in governance, modelling concepts, technologies, decision support tools, and novel approaches to integrated water, energy, and infrastructure asset management. An extended understanding of the performance of contemporary urban water services will allow detailed exploration of transition pathways. Urban water cycle analysis will include use of an innovative systems metabolism model, derivation of key performance indicators, risk assessment, as well as broad stakeholder involvement and an analysis of public perceptions and governance modes. A number of emerging technologies in water supply, waste and storm water treatment and disposal, in water demand management and in the exploitation of alternative water sources will be analysed in terms of their cost-effectiveness, performance, safety and sustainability. Cross-cutting issues include innovations in urban asset management and water-energy nexus strengthening. The most promising interventions will be demonstrated and legitimised in the urban water systems of the ten participating pilot city regions. TRUST outcomes will be incorporated into planning guidelines and decision support tools, will be subject to life-cycle assessment, and be shaped by regulatory considerations as well as potential environmental, economic and social impacts. Outputs from the project will catalyse transformatory change in both the form and management of urban water services and give utilities increased confidence to specify innovative solutions to a range of pressing challenges.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Address
Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 862 572,38
Administrative Contact
David Schwesig (Dr.)

Participants (32)

IREN ACQUA GAS SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Ss Giacomo E Filippo 7
16122 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Bertozzi (Dr.)
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 645 221,25
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Theo Van Den Hoven (Dr.)
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 664 157
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helena Alegre (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 597 488
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geir Walsø (Dr.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 284 754,75
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnulf Bohnacker (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 386 945,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Dr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 440
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Jeffrey (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 589 980
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 620 488
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Svein Willy Danielsen (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 500
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vittorio Di Federico (Prof.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 418 859
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 223 420
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 29 637
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Couturier (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 429,60
Address
Caxton Street 12, Alliance House
SW1H 0QS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Keith Robertson (Mr.)
Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 700
Address
Rennbahnallee 109 A
15366 Hoppegarten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiko Sieker (Dr.)
BREIVOLL INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 97 200
Address
Fr Nansens Plass 6 Inngang Nord
9253 Tromso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Christian Vangdal (Mr.)
HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 199
Address
Howbery Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Richard Kellagher (Mr.)
YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 251 761,20
Address
Campus Faculdade Ciencas Tecnologias Universidade Nova De Lisboa Qt Torre Monte Caparica
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mónica Pedro (Ms.)
S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL Consulting GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 383,20
Address
Eupener Strasse 30
52066 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Gebel (Dr.)
Addition Projectos e Servicos de Informatica Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 222 000
Address
Rua Eduardo Coelho 58
1200 168 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diogo Vitorino (Mr.)
3 C MEMBRANE AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 108,37
Address
Am Bahndamm 12
38820 Halberstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Goebbert (Mr.)
Canal de Isabel II
Spain
Address
Santa Engracia 125
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cubillo Francisco (Mr.)
SCOTTISH WATER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 800
Address
Castle Drive 6 Castle House
KY11 8GG Dunfermline
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Ponton (Mr.)
SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 11 800
Address
Evert Van De Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Luchthaven Schiphol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ewaldus Koelemeijer (Mr.)
IRETI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 086
Address
Strada Provinciale 95
15057 Tortona Al
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Bertozzi (Dr.)
OSLO KOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 26 750,40
Address
Radhuset
0037 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Kristiansen (Mr.)
APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 9 150
Address
Str Tunari 60A Sector 2
020528 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Valleteau De Moulliac (Mr.)
ADP AGUAS DE PORTUGAL SERVICOS AMBIENTAIS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 450
Address
Rua Visconde De Seabra 3
1700 421 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Gascão (Mr.)
Hamburger Wasserwerke GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 500
Address
Billhorner Deich 2
20539 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kim Augustin (Dr.)
STICHTING WATERNET
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 8 940,80
Address
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 7
1096 AC Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jan Peter Van Der Hoek (Dr.)
CANAL DE ISABEL II GESTION S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 15 060
Address
Santa Engracia 125
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Cubillo (Mr.)