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Cost-effective development of urban wastewater systems for water framework directive compliance

Objective

The project CD4WC will deal with optimising the efficiency of the urban wastewater system with regard to impacts in natural water bodies and with regard to investment and operation costs. The European Water Framework Directive sets "good water quality" as the ultimate goal for water management, from which the necessary performance of the wastewater system must be derived. With this water-quality based approach, the design of the systems is not predetermined and the options to meet the goals become much more widespread as compared to the common approach where the design of the wastewater system is prescribed. Further, interactions between the subsystems sewer system, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and receiving water may result in synergy effects. This synergy potential will be systematically evaluated and the cost benefits will be quantified, in order to give guidance to wastewater managers for efficient development of their systems.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Mommsenstrasse 13
01062 Dresden
Germany

Participants (7)

AQUAFIN N.V.
Belgium
Address
8,Dijkstraat 8
2630 Aartselaar
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
INSTITUT FUR UMWELTTECHNIK- UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Technikerstrasse 13
6020 Innsbruck
INSTITUTE OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Greece
Address
Aristotelous Street 14, Kalithea
17671 Athens
PRAGUE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE COMPANY
Czechia
Address
Narodni 13
112 65 Praha
RUHRVERBAND
Germany
Address
Kronprinzenstrasse 37
45128 Essen
TIROLER WASSERKRAFTWERKE AG
Austria
Address
Eduard Wallnofer Platz 2
6010 Innsbruck