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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2016-2

Coordinator

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

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (27)

INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 376 412,50
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Roeselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 368 950,00
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 410 611,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 194 762,50
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 461 555,00
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 209 185,94
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOCIAZIONE PIACE CIBO SANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 49 221,25
Address
Via San Bartolomeo 25/g
29121 Piacenza

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Piacenza
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 234 226,56
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR WATERVOORZIENING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 80 718,75
Address
Vooruitgangstraat 189
1030 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 187 500,00
Address
Via Po 5
40139 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 478 834,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMUNITAT D'USUARIS D'AIGUES DE LA VALL BAIXA I DELTA DEL LLOBREGAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 157 440,75
Address
Avinguda Verge De Montserrat 133 1r 2e
08820 El Prat De Llobregat

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LANDBO LIMFJORD
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 9 128,75
Address
Resenvej 85
7800 Skive

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SKIVE KOMMUNE
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 20 666,25
Address
Torvegade 10
7800 Skive

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIATIA ECOLOGIC BAIA MARE
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 89 234,38
Address
Florilor Str 8/36
430273 Baia Mare

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Maramureş
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 60 750,00
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Cluj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE EUROPEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 128 916,25
Address
Boulevard Luis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
AIGUES DE BARCELONA, EMPRESA METROPOLITANA DE GESTIO DEL CICLE INTEGRAL DE L'AIGUA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 103 381,25
Address
Cl General Batet 1-7
08028 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 40 211,25
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSORCI DEL PARC AGRARI DEL BAIX LLOBREGAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 123 297,50
Address
Cami De La Ribera S/n
08820 El Prat De Llobregat

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 56 393,13
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Zachodniopomorskie Miasto Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GLANBIA IRELAND DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 31 250,00
Address
Ballyconra Ballyragget
R95 W3KD Kilkenny

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Ireland Southern South-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 107 050,63
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 19 967,50
Address
County Hall Carricklawn
Y35 WY93 Wexford

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Region
Ireland Southern South-East
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF BOTTLED WATERS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 33 750,00
Address
Place Des Barricades 1
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE MILIEUMAATSCHAPPIJ
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Dokter De Moorstraat 24-26
9300 Aalst

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Aalst
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WATER STEWARDSHIP ACADEMY AND INNOVATION CENTRE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 71 276,25
Address
Oostergoweg 9
8911 Leeuwarden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Nederland Friesland (NL) Noord-Friesland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00