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Demonstrate Ecosystem Services Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector

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).
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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)

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INRIGO WATER AS

Norway

AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 154 980

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 437 200

TECHNISCH BUREAU W.M. BRUINE DE BRUIN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 199 412

CHEMITAL TECHNOLOGY P. DIMOPOULOU -P. TAZES & CO OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 220 312

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 341 510,80

INRIGO AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

LEIF KOLNER INGENIORFIRMA AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 41 520

SEGNO INDUSTRIE AUTOMATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 364 142

TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 131 216

UFT- UMWELT-UND FLUID-TECHNIK DR H BROMBACH GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 459 520

ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 146 555

OSLO KOMMUNE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 25 100

CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACION PRIVADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 527 905,10

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 213 176,55

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 562 435

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 247 695,36

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 765 262,50

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 274 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619039

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 048 052,45

  • EU contribution

    € 5 980 942,31

Coordinated by:

IWW RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSER BERATUNGS-UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

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