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Innovative tools enabling drinking WATER PROTECTion in rural and urban environments

Innovative tools enabling drinking WATER PROTECTion in rural and urban environments

Objective

High-quality, safe, and sufficient drinking water is essential for life: we use it for drinking, food preparation and cleaning. Agriculture is the biggest source of pesticides and nitrate pollution in European fresh waters. The overarching objective of WATERPROTECT is to contribute to effective uptake and realisation of management practices and mitigation measures to protect drinking water resources. Therefore WATERPROTECT will create an integrative multi-actor participatory framework including innovative instruments that enable actors to monitor, to finance and to effectively implement management practices and measures for the protection of water sources. We propose seven case studies involving multiple actors in implementing good practices (land management, farming, product stewardship, point source pollution prevention) to ensure safe drinking water supply. The seven case studies cover different pedo-climatic conditions, different types of farming systems, different legal frameworks, larger and smaller water collection areas across the EU. In close cooperation with actors in the field in the case studies (farmers associations, local authorities, water producing companies, private water companies, consumer organisations) and other stakeholders (fertilizer and plant protection industry, environment agencies, nature conservation agencies, agricultural administrations) at local and EU level, WATERPROTECT will develop innovative water governance models investigating alternative pathways from focusing on the ‘costs of water treatment’ to ‘rewarding water quality delivering farming systems’. Water governance structures will be built upon cost-efficiency analysis related to mitigation and cost-benefit analysis for society, and will be supported by spatially explicit GIS analyses and predictive models that account for temporal and spatial scaling issues. The outcome will be improved participatory methods and public policy instruments to protect drinking water resources.

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 854 793

Participants (26)

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INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 376 412,50

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 368 950

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 421 133,13

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 245 026,48

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 461 555

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 209 185,94

ASSOCIAZIONE PIACE CIBO SANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 49 221,25

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 240 476,56

VLAAMSE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR WATERVOORZIENING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 80 718,75

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 187 500

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 428 570

COMUNITAT D'USUARIS D'AIGUES DE LA VALL BAIXA I DELTA DEL LLOBREGAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 157 440,75

LANDBO LIMFJORD

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 9 128,75

SKIVE KOMMUNE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 20 666,25

ASOCIATIA ECOLOGIC BAIA MARE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 89 234,38

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 60 750

THE EUROPEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 192,50

AIGUES DE BARCELONA, EMPRESA METROPOLITANA DE GESTIO DEL CICLE INTEGRAL DE L'AIGUA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 381,25

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 36 461,25

CONSORCI DEL PARC AGRARI DEL BAIX LLOBREGAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 297,50

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 53 893,13

GLANBIA IRELAND DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 31 250

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 107 050,63

WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 19 967,50

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF BOTTLED WATERS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 33 750

VLAAMSE MILIEUMAATSCHAPPIJ

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727450

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 997 006,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 006,50

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium