Skip to main content

Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options

Objective

Agricultural practices put the biggest pressure on fresh water resources for irrigation (55% of the water use in Europe) and on fertilizer usage. The European farmers face serious problems such as freshwater scarcity and nutrient availability, extreme climate conditions and the growing demand of the increasing population. This results in rising prices for mineral fertilizers and food, risky measures such as untreated wastewater applications on fields, and environmental damages from overexploitation of resources.
Even though important local efforts have been made on research activities and initiatives for wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture, an integrated approach is needed among regions which are developing such research, incentivizing scientific, governmental and business collaboration within wastewater reuse in Europe and supporting the establishment of common European guidelines and parameters for water and nutrient exploitation efficiency.
In this sense, the main goal of this project is to develop technologies offering a transnational cooperation service within “research-driven clusters”, involving universities, regional authorities, research centers, technology developers, enterprises, farmers, and farmer´s associations related to wastewater treatment and to agriculture from five different countries: Germany, Spain, Greece, Malta and Bulgaria. Such service will provide and facilitate exchange of know-how on alternatives for water and nutrient resources for all project members, create business opportunities in the area of focus and further expand support to stakeholders from countries outside the consortium, concurrently providing solutions to the aforementioned problems Europe is faced with

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

BIOAZUL, SL
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 163 603,98
Administrative Contact
Antonia Lorenzo (Ms.)

Participants (22)

CONSEJERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ORDENACION DEL TERRITORIO

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avda. Guardia Civil, 1
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Cuevas Navas (Mr.)
ASOCIACION FERAGUA DE COMUNIDADES DE REGANTES DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 073,32
Address
Av. Manuel Siurot 3, Bq. 3,
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Clara Garcia De Puelles (Ms.)
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 388,07
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emilio Carmona Ballesteros (Dr.)
TEREZI PINELOPI
Greece
EU contribution
€ 24 864,12
Address
Kontopoulou 24
53100 Florina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitra Georgaki (Ms.)
PERIFIERIA DYTIKHS MAKEDONIAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 977,35
Address
Periohi Zep
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Afentoula Koutsoumpidou (Ms.)
PANHELLENIC CONFEDERATION OF UNIONS OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 74 411
Address
Arkadias Str & Mesogion Avenue 26
11526 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Kolyvas (Mr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 78 312,13
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Mrs.)
AQUABIOTECH LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 67 303
Address
Naggar Street Central Complex
MST 1761 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lisa C. Dowdall (Ms.)
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

Participation ended

Malta
Address
St Paul Street
VLT1210 Valletta
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Sammut (Mr.)
KOPERATTIVI MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 50 067,50
Address
Mdina Road
QRM 9011 Qormi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marylee Farrugia Degabriele (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 92 207,25
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Debono (Mr.)
AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE EDINSTVO
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 34 266,75
Address
Ulica 2 Nb 8
4205 Kostievo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borislav Stefanov (Mr.)
MUNICIPALITY OF PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 43 281,50
Address
Stefan Stambolov Square 1
4002 Plovdiv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vyara Topuzova (Ms.)
COUNCIL OF THE BULGARIAN AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 52 443,90
Address
Hristo Botev Bul 55
1505 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ivan Todorov (Mr.)
AGRAREN UNIVERSITET - PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 83 012,38
Address
Mendeleev Street 12
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Mehandzhiyska (Mrs.)
HYDRO-AIR INTERNATIONAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 933,38
Address
Flugplatzweg 1
14913 Niedergohrsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Noack (Mrs.)
STADT BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 331,50
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
38100 Braunschweig
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Schomburg (Mrs.)
ABWASSERVERBAND BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 016,50
Address
Celler Strasse 22
38176 Wendeburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Genter (Mrs.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 625,22
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabio Pereira (Mr.)
AGENCIA DE GESTION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 014,75
Address
Calle Tabladilla 1
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Encarnacion Martinez Navarro (Mrs.)
"SPYRIDIS A. - KOUTALOU V. G.P. ""HYETOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 27 324,15
Address
Ippodromiou 7
54621 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisavet Pavlidou (Mrs.)
MINISTRY FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Malta
EU contribution
€ 52 585,25
Address
Great Siege Road
VLT 2000 Floriana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Azzopardi (Mr.)