EU invests €177 million in new environment projects

The European Union is providing €177 million in funding for 31 new environment projects through its Horizon 2020 programme.

The European Commission has awarded grants to 31 consortia for running projects on water innovation, waste recycling, earth observation, climate action or natural resources. All in all, more than 550 organisations from 48 different countries, including 25 EU Member States, will be involved in the new projects. The water projects are:

MADFORWATER: DevelopMent AnD application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wastewater treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of Mediterranean African Countries. € 2,91 million. ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA, Italy

WATERSPOUTT: Water – Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologies € 3,08 million ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND, Ireland

INTEGROIL: Demonstration of a Decision Support System for a Novel Integrated Solution aimed at Water Reuse in the Oil & Gas Industry € 4,27 million ACCIONA AGUA SA, Spain

SIM4NEXUS: Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource efficient Europe € 7,9 million STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK, the Netherlands

INCOVER: Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater € 7,2 million ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE, Spain

INTCATCH: Development and application of Novel, Integrated Tools for monitoring and managing Catchments €7,57 million BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON, United Kingdom

VicInAqua: Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin € 3 million HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT, Germany

AquaNES: Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems € 7,8 million FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ, Switzerland

MAGIC: Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security € 7,45 million UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA, Spain

AMBER: Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers € 6,02 million SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom

SALTGAE: Demonstration project to prove the techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat saline wastewater from the food industry € 8,3 million TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL, Spain

INNOQUA: Innovative Ecological on-site Sanitation System for Water and Resource Savings € 7 million NOBATEK, France

SafeWaterAfrica: Self-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areas € 3 million FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV, Germany

DAFNE: Use of a Decision-Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus in complex and transboundary water resources systems of fast growing developing countries. € 3,4 million EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH, Switzerland

SMART-Plant: Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants € 7,53 million UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA, Italy

FLOWERED: de-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change € 3 million UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI, Italy

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