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Demonstration of water loops with innovative regenerative business models for the Mediterranean region

Demonstration of water loops with innovative regenerative business models for the Mediterranean region

Objective

HYDROUSA will provide innovative, regenerative and circular solutions for (1) nature-based water management of Mediterranean coastal areas, closing water loops; (2) nutrient management, boosting the agricultural and energy profile; and (3) local economies, based on circular value chains. The services provided lead to a win-win-win situation for the economy, environment and community within the water-energy-food-employment nexus.

HYDROUSA water loops will include water from non-conventional sources including wastewater, rainwater, seawater, groundwater and vapour water, all resulting in recovered and marketable products. HYDROUSA will demonstrate at large scale the feasibility and sustainability of innovative, low-cost water treatment technologies to recover freshwater, nutrients and energy from wastewater, salt and freshwater from seawater, and freshwater from atmospheric water vapour. Water conservation solutions including aquifer storage and sustainable agricultural practices including fertigation will be applied. The solutions will be demonstrated on 3 major touristic islands in Greece. Detailed technical and financial deployment plans will be established for replication in additional 25 locations worldwide. Through the on-site water loops of HYDROUSA, complex supply chains for resource recovery are not required, as producers are directly involved as consumers of derived products. HYDROUSA will combine traditional skilled workmanship with modern ICT integration in beautiful and smart automation systems. HYDROUSA will revolutionise water value chains in Mediterranean areas and beyond, from water abstraction to sewage treatment and reuse. The proposed HYDROUSA solutions show massive potential to change the way humans interact with water, food and energy.
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 626 485,24

Participants (26)

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ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 768 075

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 862 250

DIMOS MYKONOY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 77 500

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 713 500

UNITE TECHNIQUE DU SEMIDE GEIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

HELIOPOLIS UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 132 300

ISIS FOR FOOD INDUSTRIES, LTD

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 204 923,25

IRIDRA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 228 390,75

PLANET DI VILLA ALESSANDRO & C SAS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 338 747,50

EUROPEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 84 062,50

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 474 300

A.S.A. - AZIENDA SERVIZI AMBIENTALISPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 775

AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 360 237,50

RADTKE MANFRED

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 200

ECO LODGE TINOS PAROCHI YPIRESION OIKOLOGIKON TOYRISTIKON EPIPLOMENON KATOIKION TINOS EU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 349 890,63

IMPACT HUB LABS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 372 125

ASOCIACION CATALANA PARA LA INNOVACION Y LA INTERNACIONALIZACION DEL SECTOR DEL AGUA, CATALAN WATER PARTNERSHIP (CWP)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 107 980

NTELAROS OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 366 887,50

BIOVERSUM - NATURINSPIRIERTE SYSTEME

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 56 639,76

PLENUM - GESELLSCHAFT FUR GANZHEITLICH NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 242 375

MINAVRA TECHNIKI KATASKEYASTIKI KAIERGOLIPTIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 689 500

DIMOS LESVOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 76 250

DIMOS TINOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 76 250

AERIS TECNOLOGIAS AMBIENTALES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 571 999,75

SATISTICA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

MEMIRA GENESIS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 187 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776643

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 015 448,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 958 706,88

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece