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Technologies for Water Recycling and Reuse in Latin American Context: Assessment, Decision Tools and Implementable Strategies under an Uncertain Future

Objective

In order to be able to maximize the benefits from reuse and recycling technologies projects a larger systemic analysis of the environment is needed, an enlargement of the traditional narrow planning and management approaches, and a growing sensitivity to decision-making associated with multi-objective, multi-purpose actions and multi uses parameters. However, the problem is not centered on the lack of treatment techniques and technologies, but rather on how such schemes may become more efficient and implementable. COROADO will both develop new and adapt existing concepts and operational frameworks and produce a web-based toolbox for reuse and recycling technologies in the context of integrated water resources management, taking into account long-lasting changes, and at the same time addressing environmental and ecosystem integrity. Climate change and water scarcity in relation with the pertinent technologies will also be addressed. Thus, COROADO would focus on: a) Developing tools for analyzing reuse and recycling technologies and trade-offs b) Addressing non-linearity and resilience c) Promoting and organizing active participation of stakeholders and capacity building efforts. The web based Communication, Capacity Building and Research Tool will present a richer menu of options from assessment and planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation The system will be designed so as to present critical information in an interesting and efficient manner, offering an engaging learning experience. The project will include deliberate efforts to ensure knowledge and capacity exchanges between the project sites, and among Latin American, European and other parts of the world facing similar conditions, by introducing exchanges based on research in the four study sites and generated outcomes with a strong emphasis in dissemination. The effort may develop an understanding of needed transitions of governance and policy systems in order to mainstream such water reuse and recycling technologies implementation, providing a continuous and appropriate set of guidelines, and manuals so that policy relevant standards may be applied by end users and policy makers and after the completion of COROADO, without any further support.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 505 800
Administrative Contact
Christos Alexander Karavitis (Prof.)

Participants (12)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 365 327
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Coen J. Ritsema (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 352 480
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez Arroyo (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 311 200
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Soeiro Mafalda (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 350 800
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dionysis Assimacopoulos (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 201 800
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Porto (Prof.)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 201 800
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 340
8331150 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jorge Gironás (Dr.)
T.C. GEOMATIC LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 195 800
Address
Nikou Georgiou 6 Block C Off 001
1095 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Loizos Tofas (Mr.)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 250 700
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanne Sørlie (Ms.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 311 000
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnulf Bohnacker (Dr.)
TECNOLOGIA DE CALIDAD SA DE CV
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 141 800
Address
Rio Guadalquivir Ote 115 1 Col Del
66220 San Pedro Garza Garcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Vanegas (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 149 000
Address
Haya De La Torre S/n Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Santiago Reyna (Prof.)
SISTEMAS ESPECIALIZADOS PARA AGUA SA DE CV
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Carretera Libramiento Oriente
22463 Tijuana Baja Califronia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hector Alvarez-Vazquez (Dr.)