Skip to main content

Demonstrate Ecosystem Services Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector

Objective

The main objectives of DESSIN are

- To demonstrate and promote innovative solutions to water-related challenges with a focus on: (i) water quality issues related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and (ii) water scarcity.

- To demonstrate a methodology for the valuation of ecosystem services (ESS) as catalyser for innovation in water management.

DESSIN will launch demonstration projects of innovative solutions for the two challenges mentioned above, with special focus on urban areas. Solutions will integrate technological, monitoring, modeling and management approaches for a more resource-efficient and competitive water sector in Europe. As a second key feature, an Evaluation Framework to account for changes in the value of ecosystem services (ESS) of water bodies that result from implementation of the solutions will be developed and applied. By adopting this twofold approach, we will be able to demonstrate how innovative solutions integrated in the water cycle can increase the value of the services provided by freshwater ecosystems, thus generating additional incentives and arguments for their market uptake and practical implementation. This will support innovation and competitiveness in water management by enabling a more informed selection of the most promising solutions, as regards their impact on the water body and their economic implications. The whole project is centered around the following suite of carefully selected sites across Europe, representative of global major water challenges, where we bring together public and private water management organisations and end-users, technology providers (SMEs), supporting RTD experts and relevant public authorities to demonstrate this approach: Emscher (Germany), Hoffselva (Oslo area, Norway), Westland (The Netherlands), Athens (Greece) and Llobregat (Barcelona Area, Spain).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IWW RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSER BERATUNGS-UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 574 000

Participants (20)

INRIGO WATER AS

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Verkstedvegen - Liv-bygget 4
7125 Vanvikan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 154 980
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 200
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCH BUREAU W.M. BRUINE DE BRUIN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 199 412
Address
Legmeerdijk 125
1432 KA Aalsmeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHEMITAL TECHNOLOGY P. DIMOPOULOU -P. TAZES & CO OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 220 312
Address
Odos Spyrou Vrettou 23
13671 Acharnes Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 510,80
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
INRIGO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Liv - Bygget
7125 Vanvikan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEIF KOLNER INGENIORFIRMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 41 520
Address
Danholmen 19
3128 Notteroy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEGNO INDUSTRIE AUTOMATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 142
Address
Admiralstrasse Seiteneingang 54
28215 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 216
Address
Westferry Circus 1 2Nd Floor Canary Wharf
E14 4HD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UFT- UMWELT-UND FLUID-TECHNIK DR H BROMBACH GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Steinstrasse 7
97980 Bad Mergentheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 459 520
Address
Kronprinzenstrasse 24
45128 Essen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 146 555
Address
Oropou - Galatsi 156
11146 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSLO KOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 25 100
Address
Radhuset
0037 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 527 905,10
Address
Carretera D'esplugues 75 Local 1-2
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 213 176,55
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 562 435
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 247 695,36
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 765 262,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 000
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments