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Demonstration of integrated smart water supply solutions at 4 sites across Europe

Objective

European water utilities face many problems related to their 3,5 million km’s of distribution networks. Large parts of water distribution networks have to be rehabilitated requiring investments of € 20 billion/year. Prioritization and optimization of investments is needed urgently. In many countries, water quality needs improvement in order to reduce health risks and resources for water production and distribution must be used more efficiently. The European Innovation Partnership on Water has established priority areas related to the challenges in water supply distribution networks, focusing on resource efficiency, Smart Water Management and decision support systems. Although the technology components for Smart Water Management are available, the route to application is still uncertain. The main hurdles are: lack of integrated and open solutions; difficulty to comply with user and integration requirements; lack of clear and validated business cases for solutions; lack of business intelligence awareness and lack of political and regulatory support.
Project aims
1) To integrate and demonstrate 12 innovative solutions
2) To demonstrate 4 integrated solutions
3) To establish and guard integration and standardisation aspects
4) To establish business cases, deployment potential and market uptake routes
Solution
This project will overcome the hurdles by developing and demonstrating in 4 important Smart Water Management themes (water quality management, leak management, energy optimization and customer interaction). 12 innovative theme oriented solutions and 4 integrated (technological, financial, ICT, organisation, management) solutions will be demonstrated at 4 well-scaled and real-life demonstration sites in France, United Kingdom, Spain and The Netherlands. These solutions will be tested, validated and evaluated and business cases will be generated.
Consortium
12 innovative SMEs, 3 water utilities, 3 research institutes, 1 company and 2 platform organisations.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO
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Coordinator

VITENS NV
Address
Oude Veerweg 1
8019 BE Zwolle
Netherlands

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eline Ten Kate-Jonkers (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 808 739,83

Participants (20)

ACCIONA AGUA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 603 435
Address
Avenida Europa 22
28108 Alcobendas Madrid

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Baron (Mr.)
THAMES WATER UTILITIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 600 105,50
Address
Clearwater Court - Vastern Road
RG1 8DB Reading

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Bootle (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
France
EU contribution
€ 429 764,40
Address
Cite Scientifique
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Muriel Vernay (Ms.)
INTELLITECT WATER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 164 759,60
Address
Whittington Hall - Whittington Road
WR5 2ZX Worcester

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Howell (Mr.)
OPTISENSE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 440
Address
Hengelosestraat 705
7521 PA Enschede

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos-Willem Verhoef (Mr.)
SYRINIX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 169 624
Address
Hethel Engineering Centre
NR14 8FB Norwich

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Dunning (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 175 188,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nicolas (Ms.)
scan Messtechnik
Austria
EU contribution
€ 374 588,80
Address
Brigittagasse 22-24
1200 Vienna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Steiner (Mr.)
VERNON MORRIS & COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 163 381,60
Address
Brierley Street 100 Phoenix House
BL9 9HN Bury Lancashire

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Keane (Mr.)
QUASSET BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 248 760
Address
Seinstraat 20
1223 DA Hilversum

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tjibbe Bouma (Dr.)
COMPUTER AIDED LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENTFOR WATER SA
France
EU contribution
€ 348 800
Address
Rue Saint Honore 231
75001 Paris

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Johnson (Mr.)
KWR WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 000
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bianca Van Der Wolf (Mrs.)
CENTRE D'INNOVATION DES TECHNOLOGIES SANS CONTACT-EURARFID (CITC-EURARFID) ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 69 390,40
Address
Avenue De La Bretagne 172
59000 Lille

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thierry Demol (Mr.)
ARSON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COMPANY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 181
Address
Ibaizabal Bidea Edificio 500 2 Planta
48160 Derio

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gustavo Perez (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 000
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Mrs.)
HOMERIA OPEN SOLUTIONS, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 700
Address
C/ Alfonso Díaz De Bustamante
10001 Cáceres

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmen Cabeza Sereno (Mrs.)
MYCOMETER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 180 454,32
Address
Dr Neergaards Vej 3
2970 Horsholm

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Miller (Dr.)
WATER SECURITY MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY
France
EU contribution
€ 150 070,80
Address
Rue Victor Schoelcher 9
75014 Paris

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bruno Nguyen (Mr.)
STEREOGRAPH SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 99 800
Address
Avenue De Bretagne 165
59000 Lille

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Dos Santos Gomes (Mr.)
Solvd Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 104
Address
Unit 2 Faraday Court Rankine Road
RG24 8PF Basingstoke

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Jakeway (Mr.)