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Sustainable Water management Improves Tomorrow's Cities'Health

Objective

Context: With increasing global change pressures, and due to existing limitations, and un-sustainability factors and risks of conventional urban water management (UWM), cities experience difficulties in efficiently managing the ever scarcer water resources, their uses/services, and their after-use disposal, without creating environmental, social and/or economic damage.

In order to meet these challenges, SWITCH calls for a paradigm shift in UWM. There is a need to convert ad-hoc actions (problem/incident driven) into a coherent and consolidated approach (sustainability driven). This calls for an IP Approach. Research concept SWITCH therefore proposes an action research project which has as a main objective: The development, application and demonstration of a range of tested scientific, technological and socio-economic solutions and approaches that contribute to the achievement of sustainable and effective UWM schemes in 'The City of the future'.

The project will be implemented by different combinations of consortium partners, along the lines of seven complementary and interactive themes. The research approach is innovative for the combination of: action research: address problems through innovation based upon involvement of users.

Learning alliances: to link up stakeholders to interact productively and to create win-win solutions along the water chain; multiple-way learning: European cities learn from each other and from developing countries, and vice versa. Multiple-level or integrated approach: to consider the urban water system and its components (city level) in relation to its impacts on, and dependency of, the natural environment in the river basin (river basin level), and in relation to Global Change pressures (global level).
Instruments and scope: An IP with 30 partners, their resources, and a total budget of 25,191,396 EURO including budget for demonstration activities in 9 Cities in Europe and developing countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-GLOBAL-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION - UNESCO
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
Paris
France

Participants (32)

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION (IRC)
Netherlands
Address
Westvest 7
Delft
STICHTING ETC
Netherlands
Address
Kastanjelaan 5
Leusden
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT.
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
North London Business Park Oakleigh Road South
London
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
13 Fitzroy Street
London
GREENWICH UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
University Of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row
Greenwich - London
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg
MEKOROT WATER COMPANY ISRAEL
Israel
Address
Lincoln Street 9
Tel Aviv
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM.
Israel
Address
Givat Ram Campus
Jerusalem
CHONGQING UNIVERSITY
China
Address
174 Zheng Street Shapingba District
Chongqing
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
11A Datun Road, Anwai
Beijing
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
Plaza De Nuestra Senora Del Pilar 18
Zaragoza
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Narutowicza 65
Lodz
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
Address
127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatte, Battaramulla
Colombo
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI
Ghana
BELO HORIZONTE PREFEITURA
Brazil
Address
Avenida Afonso Pena 1212
Belo Horizonte
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Brazil
Address
Avenida Antonio Carlos 6627, Campus Pampulha
Belo Horizonte
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH
Germany
Address
Leopoldring 3
Freiburg
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Station 1
Lausanne
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 9 - Zografou Campus
Zografou
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE
Colombia
Address
Calle 13 100-00 Edif 383 Piso 5
Cali
IPES - PROMOCION DEL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE
Peru
Address
Calle Audiencia 194
Lima
INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT PROF. DR. SIEKER. MBH
Germany
Address
Rennbahnallee 109 A
Dahlwitz-hoppegarten
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough
HOUSE OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
Palestine
Address
41 Khalid Ibn El-walid Street
Al Bireh - Ramallah
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE
Egypt
Address
Heliopolis Bahary, 2 El-hegaz Street, Heliopolis
Cairo
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
Address
Avenida Carrera 30
Bogota
UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Bell Street, Kydd Building
Dundee
FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Stadthausebruecke 8
Hamburg
HAFENCITY UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Lohseplatz 1A
Hamburg