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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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)

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 379 000
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALPHAFILM & KOMMUNIKATION APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 134 575
Address
Istedgade 85 5 Floor
1650 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCADIS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 075
Address
Piet Mondriaanlaan 26
3812 GV Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B-E DE LIER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 500
Address
Oosteindsepad 8
2661 EP Bergschenhoek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 250
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROBOTEK GRUPPEN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 30 800
Address
Rundforbivej 186 188
3460 Birkerød
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 365 250
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETAIRIA GEOGOLOGIKON-GEOFYSIKON EREVNON KL. DIMITRIADIS KAI SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 122 937,50
Address
Lykaiou 35
11476 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 561 417,50
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
GREENER THAN GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 216 735,49
Address
Ilissia 13
14564 Kifissia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 275 281
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORBICON AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 68 250
Address
Klostermarken 12
8800 Viborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 129 675
Address
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VITENS NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 104 650
Address
Oude Veerweg 1
8019 BE Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)