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Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options

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
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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)

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CONSEJERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ORDENACION DEL TERRITORIO

Spain

ASOCIACION FERAGUA DE COMUNIDADES DE REGANTES DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 57 073,32

INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 388,07

TEREZI PINELOPI

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 24 864,12

PERIFIERIA DYTIKHS MAKEDONIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 977,35

PANHELLENIC CONFEDERATION OF UNIONS OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES SOMATEIO

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 74 411

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 78 312,13

AQUABIOTECH LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 67 303

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

Malta

KOPERATTIVI MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 50 067,50

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 92 207,25

AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE EDINSTVO

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 34 266,75

MUNICIPALITY OF PLOVDIV

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 43 281,50

COUNCIL OF THE BULGARIAN AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 52 443,90

AGRAREN UNIVERSITET - PLOVDIV

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 83 012,38

HYDRO-AIR INTERNATIONAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 59 933,38

STADT BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 331,50

ABWASSERVERBAND BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 89 016,50

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 136 625,22

AGENCIA DE GESTION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 014,75

"SPYRIDIS A. - KOUTALOU V. G.P. ""HYETOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 27 324,15

MINISTRY FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 52 585,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 319998

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 612 177,99

  • EU contribution

    € 1 402 043

Coordinated by:

BIOAZUL, SL

Spain