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Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow

Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow

Objective

The European project initiative TRUST will produce knowledge and guidance to support TRansitions to Urban Water Services of Tomorrow, enabling communities to achieve sustainable, low-carbon water futures without compromising service quality. We deliver this ambition through close collaboration with problem owners in ten participating pilot city regions under changing and challenging conditions in Europe and Africa. Our work provides research driven innovations in governance, modelling concepts, technologies, decision support tools, and novel approaches to integrated water, energy, and infrastructure asset management. An extended understanding of the performance of contemporary urban water services will allow detailed exploration of transition pathways. Urban water cycle analysis will include use of an innovative systems metabolism model, derivation of key performance indicators, risk assessment, as well as broad stakeholder involvement and an analysis of public perceptions and governance modes. A number of emerging technologies in water supply, waste and storm water treatment and disposal, in water demand management and in the exploitation of alternative water sources will be analysed in terms of their cost-effectiveness, performance, safety and sustainability. Cross-cutting issues include innovations in urban asset management and water-energy nexus strengthening. The most promising interventions will be demonstrated and legitimised in the urban water systems of the ten participating pilot city regions. TRUST outcomes will be incorporated into planning guidelines and decision support tools, will be subject to life-cycle assessment, and be shaped by regulatory considerations as well as potential environmental, economic and social impacts. Outputs from the project will catalyse transformatory change in both the form and management of urban water services and give utilities increased confidence to specify innovative solutions to a range of pressing challenges.
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Coordinator

IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Address

Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 862 572,38

Administrative Contact

David Schwesig (Dr.)

Participants (32)

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IREN ACQUA GAS SPA

Italy

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 645 221,25

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 664 157

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 597 488

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 284 754,75

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 386 945,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 440

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 589 980

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 620 488

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 132 500

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 418 859

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 223 420

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 29 637

INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 21 429,60

Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 164 700

BREIVOLL INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 97 200

HR WALLINGFORD LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 179 199

YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 251 761,20

S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL Consulting GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 114 383,20

Addition Projectos e Servicos de Informatica Lda

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 222 000

3 C MEMBRANE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 108,37

Canal de Isabel II

Spain

SCOTTISH WATER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 7 800

SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 11 800

IRETI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 086

OSLO KOMMUNE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 26 750,40

APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 9 150

ADP AGUAS DE PORTUGAL SERVICOS AMBIENTAIS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 12 450

Hamburger Wasserwerke GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 500

STICHTING WATERNET

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 8 940,80

CANAL DE ISABEL II GESTION S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 15 060

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265122

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 271 682,95

  • EU contribution

    € 6 982 781,45

Coordinated by:

IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany