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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.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant protection
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/political science/public policy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 865 314,86

Participants (27)

INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 376 412,50
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 368 950
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 410 611,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 194 762,50
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 461 555
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 185,94
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIAZIONE PIACE CIBO SANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 221,25
Address
Via San Bartolomeo 25/G
29121 Piacenza
Activity type
Other
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 234 226,56
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR WATERVOORZIENING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 718,75
Address
Vooruitgangstraat 189
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Via Po 5
40139 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 478 834
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMUNITAT D'USUARIS D'AIGUES DE LA VALL BAIXA I DELTA DEL LLOBREGAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 157 440,75
Address
Avinguda Verge De Montserrat 133 1R 2E
08820 El Prat De Llobregat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LANDBO LIMFJORD
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 9 128,75
Address
Resenvej 85
7800 Skive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKIVE KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 20 666,25
Address
Torvegade 10
7800 Skive
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA ECOLOGIC BAIA MARE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 89 234,38
Address
Florilor Str 8/36
430273 Baia Mare
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 60 750
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE EUROPEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 128 916,25
Address
Boulevard Luis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
AIGUES DE BARCELONA, EMPRESA METROPOLITANA DE GESTIO DEL CICLE INTEGRAL DE L'AIGUA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 381,25
Address
Cl General Batet 1-7
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 211,25
Address
Ul. Al Hrabska 3
05 090 Falenty
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCI DEL PARC AGRARI DEL BAIX LLOBREGAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 297,50
Address
Cami De La Ribera S/n
08820 El Prat De Llobregat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 56 393,13
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GLANBIA IRELAND DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 31 250
Address
Ballyconra Ballyragget
R95 W3KD Kilkenny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 107 050,63
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 19 967,50
Address
County Hall Carricklawn
Y35 WY93 Wexford
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF BOTTLED WATERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 33 750
Address
Place Des Barricades 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
VLAAMSE MILIEUMAATSCHAPPIJ
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Dokter De Moorstraat 24-26
9300 Aalst
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WATER STEWARDSHIP ACADEMY AND INNOVATION CENTRE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 71 276,25
Address
Oostergoweg 9
8911 Leeuwarden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)