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Natural Water Systems and Treatment Technologies to cope with Water Shortages in Urbanised Areas in India

Objective

The here proposed NAwATech Europe proposal is closely interconnected with the partner project NaWaTech India. In order to reach the maximal impact the two projects have formed one common work plan for both projects, targeting the same objectives, will present their results at the same web-site and formed a joint management team. Providing adequate water supply and sanitation, particularly in urban areas, is a challenging task for governments throughout the world. This task is made even more difficult due to predicted dramatic global changes. In order to cope with water shortages in urban areas, there is a need for a paradigm shift from conventional end-of-pipe water management to an integrated approach. This integrated approach should include several actions such as: (i) interventions over the entire urban water cycle; (ii) optimisation of water use by reusing wastewater and preventing pollution of freshwater source; (iii) prioritisation of small-scale natural and technical systems, which are flexible, cost-effective and require low operation and maintenance. Natural water systems, such as manmade wetlands and sub-soil filtration and storage via soil aquifer treatment and bank filtration, are such systems. NaWaTech stands for natural water systems and treatment technologies to cope with water shortages in urbanised areas in India. The concept is based on optimised use of different urban water flows by treating each of these flows via a modular natural system taking into account the different nature and degree of pollution of the different water sources. Thus, it will cost-effectively improve the water quality of urban surface water and restore depleting groundwater sources. Due to the multi-barrier approach, these systems will also be able to treat heavily polluted water (i.e. wastewater) in order to reuse them and to supplement traditional sources to cope with water shortages today and in the future.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirko Hänel (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 263 586,73

Participants (6)

SEECON INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 250 419
Address
Muligasse 7
6130 Willisau

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johannes Heeb (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 223 752,08
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guenter Langergraber (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 868,13
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Costa (Ms.)
BIOAZUL, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 515
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonia Maria Lorenzo López (Ms.)
IRIDRA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 303,04
Address
Via La Marmora 51
50121 Firenze

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Conte (Dr.)
KRETSCHMER TAUSCHER LANDESCHAFTSARCHITEKTEN PARTNERSCHAFT MBB
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 380,16
Address
Hausburgstrasse 17
10249 Berlin

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas J Tauscher (Mr.)