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bringing coastal SUBsurface water SOLutions to the market

bringing coastal SUBsurface water SOLutions to the market

Objective

Coastal areas are the most productive and economically dominant regions of the world. The high water demand in these regions, however, puts tremendous pressure on their freshwater resources and ecosystems. This leads to problems like seasonal water shortage, saltwater intrusion, and disappearance of wetlands.

Building on national, regional and European research and innovation programs, in the past five years, a set of innovative, practical concepts have been developed for protection, enlargement and utilization of freshwater resources in coastal areas. These subsurface water solutions (SWS) combine innovations in water well design and configuration, allowing for advanced groundwater management, and maximum control over freshwater resources. SWS have been successfully piloted by public-private partnerships. These full-scale pilots have demonstrated SWS capacity to support sustainable freshwater supply in coastal areas, energy reduction, food production, and financial savings.

SUBSOL targets a market breakthrough of SWS as robust answers to freshwater resources challenges in coastal areas, by demonstration, market replication, standardization and commercialisation. The route to market includes business cases, market scans and capacity building in selected regions in Europe (Mediterranean, Northwestern Europe) and worldwide (USA, Brazil, China, Vietnam). SUBSOL will share experiences and outcomes with stakeholder groups through an online platform, that will be linked to existing networks, including EIP on Water.

The SUBSOL consortium combines knowledge providers, technology SMEs, consultants, and end-users from across Europe. Our ambition is to introduce a new way of thinking in terms of water resources management, promoting the sustainable development of coastal areas worldwide. This will stimulate economic growth and will create market opportunities and jobs for the European industry and SMEs.
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Coordinator

KWR WATER B.V.

Address

Groningenhaven 7
3433 Pe Nieuwegein

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 664 168,75

Participants (14)

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ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 379 000

ALPHAFILM & KOMMUNIKATION APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 134 575

ARCADIS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 75 075

B-E DE LIER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 108 500

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 250

ROBOTEK GRUPPEN AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 30 800

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 365 250

ETAIRIA GEOGOLOGIKON-GEOFYSIKON EREVNON KL. DIMITRIADIS KAI SIA EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 122 937,50

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 561 417,50

GREENER THAN GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 216 735,49

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 275 281

ORBICON AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 68 250

GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 129 675

VITENS NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 104 650

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642228

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 170 008,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 460 565,24

Coordinated by:

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

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