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Towards a next generation of water systems and services for the circular economy.

Objective

The NextGen initiative will evaluate and champion innovative and transformational circular economy solutions and systems that challenge embedded thinking and practices around resource use in the water sector. We will produce new understandings to underpin the exploitation of techniques and technologies that enhance our ability to recover, refine, reuse, repurpose, capture value from, and extend the use-life of, an ever-increasing range of resources and products, thereby projecting the European water and allied sectors as global circular economy pioneers. NextGen will demonstrate innovative technological, business and governance solutions for water in the circular economy in ten high-profile, large-scale, demonstration cases across Europe, and we will develop the necessary approaches, tools and partnerships, to transfer and upscale.
The circular economy transition to be driven by NextGen encompasses a wide range of water-embedded resources: water itself (reuse at multiple scales supported by nature-based storage, optimal management strategies, advanced treatment technologies, engineered ecosystems and compact/mobile/scalable systems); energy (combined water-energy management, treatment plants as energy factories, water-enabled heat transfer, storage and recovery for allied industries and commercial sectors) and materials (nutrient mining and reuse, manufacturing new products from waste streams, regenerating and repurposing membranes to reduce water reuse costs, and producing activated carbon from sludge to minimise costs of micro-pollutant removal).
The project mobilises a strong partnership of water companies, industry, specialised SMEs, applied research institutes, technology platforms, city and regional authorities and builds on an impressive portfolio of past research and innovation projects, leveraging multiple European and global networks guaranteeing real impact.
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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

€ 741 125

Participants (30)

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KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 526 937,50

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 554 125

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 553 037,50

STRANE INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 480 375,06

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 637 864,25

FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 512 150

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 493 315

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 388 750

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 354 375

EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 406 125

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 480 675

IPSTAR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 320 390

BIOPOLUS INTEZET NONPROFIT ZRT.

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 460 000

EUROPEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 171 625

APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 170 100

ABWASSERVERBAND BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 000

YTL PROPERTY HOLDINGS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 265,63

SEVERN TRENT WATER LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 515 047,75

AQUAMINERALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

Provincie Zuid-Holland

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 116 250

WATERSCHAP DE DOMMEL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 53 125

ADASA SISTEMAS, S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 460

Agència Catalana de l'Aigua

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 212 187,50

DIMOS ATHINAION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 161 250

CHEMITAL TECHNOLOGY P. DIMOPOULOU -P. TAZES & CO OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 250 250,32

GOTLANDS KOMMUN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 184 250

ABWASSERVERBAND ALTENRHEIN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 181 500

CTU CLEAN TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSE AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 161 175

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776541

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 389 106,04

  • EU contribution

    € 9 965 230,51

Coordinated by:

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands