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Sustainable and integrated urban water system management

Objective

SANITAS will create the next generation of integrated Urban Water System (UWS) management professionals by providing a unique Europe–wide training platform in the technical and complementary skills they will require. This is needed since in the near future climate change will bring dramatic regional variations in excessive surplus and deficiency in water supply and unpredictable variations in water quality placing unprecedented demands on European UWS’s. SANITAS is acutely aware of many unmet needs regarding deficiencies in manpower and application of innovation to the field. The partners have realized the need to draw on their Complementary skills, to innovate at all levels and create a critical mass of excellence that will drive the innovation required to comprehensively address the fundamental rethinking of water use management that climate change demands. They have also realized that the scale of the problems to be faced in future will require new approaches to cooperation between academia, industry and policy makers that transcend traditional barriers to the creation and uptake of innovation and enabling technologies. By drawing on expert participation from academia, industry, water authorities and policy specialists, SANITAS will critically examine and develop the cutting edge skills required to meet the future UWS management challenges that Europe faces. SANITAS introduces novel methodologies that will provide direct training to researchers in Intellectual Asset Management, patent application filing and how to write successful reports for policy makers. Over and above regional impact, SANITAS will serve as a source for regional UWS infrastructure integration and policy formulation worldwide. By doing so, SANITAS will support the responsibility and opportunity Europe has to take the lead in technical innovation and policy formulation that the world needs in facing critical challenges of water quality and supply and energy requirements of wastewater management.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 678 744,83
Administrative Contact
Adriana Grosu (Ms.)

Participants (9)

ACCIONA AGUA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 291,28
Address
Avenida De Europa 22
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan Baron Segarra (Mr.)
AQUAFIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 222 304,71
Address
Dijkstraat 8
2630 Aartselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatima Bounda (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 458,66
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Irish (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 387,18
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaume Alemany (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 514 904,54
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 524 838,10
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johan Nilsson (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 326 093,90
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Krist Gernaey (Dr.)
YARQON RIVER AUTHORITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 234 129,22
Address
Ushishkin 9
61062 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Laster (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 273 947,24
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)