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RESCCUE aims to deliver a framework enabling city resilience assessment, planning and management by integrating into software tools new knowledge related to the detailed water-centred modelling of strategic urban services performance into a comprehensive resilience platform. These tools will assess urban resilience from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate change scenarios and ...
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IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes (IMPREX)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2019,

IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremesFor a better anticipation on future high impact hydrological extremes disrupting safety of citizens, agricultural production, transportation, energy production and urban water supply, and overall economic productivity, prediction and foresighting capabilities and their intake in these strategic sectors need to be improved. IMPREX will im ...
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Background Combined Urban Drainage Networks (UDNs) collect and convey both wastewater and storm water. This mixed water is sent to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) before being released to the environment. During heavy-rain events, UDN and WWTP capacities can be easily exceeded, causing untreated water discharges, known as combined sewer overflows (CSO ...
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Background Galicia (Spain) is highly dependent on fisheries, with fishing (including shellfish), aquaculture and related activities accounting for 10% of gross internal product. The region accounts for the highest production of transformed fish products in Europe and in some cases in the world (e.g. mussel canning). The southern Galician estuaries are c ...
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The proposed project will deploy for the first time a new imaging cytometer platform capable of detecting minute quantity of micro-organisms in industrial and environmental waters. The platform is based on the integration of proprietary technologies available to the consortium partners: an automatic water concentration cartridge combined with a microfluidic cell will provide an adequate sample to ...
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The AQUAVALENS consortium has brought together SMEs, Industries, Universities and Research Institutes with the mission of protecting the health of European Citizens from contaminated drinking water and water used in food processing. We will achieve this by developing sustainable technologies to enable water system managers whether in large or small water systems or within food growers or manufactu ...
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The main objectives of DESSIN are- To demonstrate and promote innovative solutions to water-related challenges with a focus on: (i) water quality issues related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and (ii) water scarcity.- To demonstrate a methodology for the valuation of ecosystem services (ESS) as catalyser for innovation in water management.DESSIN will launch demonstrat ...
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Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions (PEARL)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

"Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the risk of local surface flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communiti ...
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Background Combined cycle power plants located on the coast generally use seawater for their cooling processes. This can lead to biofouling – growth of flora and fauna on surfaces – which can be micro or macrofouling, depending on the size of the organisms. Macrofouling is a problem for industrial facilities. In order to eliminate the organic matter ...
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Recent advances in our understanding and forecasting of climate and climate change have brought us to the point where skilful and useful predictions are being made. These forecasts hold the potential for being of great value for a wide range of decision-makers who are affected by the vagaries of the climate and who would benefit from understanding and better managing climate-related risks. Howeve ...
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Background To meet the requirements of European legislation, Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) must reduce the nutrient content of effluent discharges to within certain limits. Such limits exist, for example, for suspended solids (SS), chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), nitrogen (N), and phosphorous (P). These nutrients could ...
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Innovative hybrid MBR-(PAC-NF) systems to promote water reuse (aWARE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2016,

Background Freshwater scarcity has become a major concern in many arid and semi-arid countries worldwide. Increasing demand has been a major contributing factor, for reasons including continued population growth, new consumption patterns and industrial development. There are also significant supply issues, including over-dependence on single supply source ...
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Background Water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced by society in the 21st century. Water conservation is one of the key solutions to the scarcity problem and there is increasing recognition of the potential of water reclamation and re-use as a sustainable practice within a framework of integrated water management. Water re-use brings two mai ...
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The water and waste water sector is facing tremendous challenges to assure safe, cost-effective and sustainable water supply and sanitation services. DEMEAU promotes the uptake of knowledge, prototypes and practices from previous EU research enabling the water cycle sector to face emerging pollutants and thus securing water and waste water services and public health. The project exploits four grou ...
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Background Currently, the monitoring of priority pollutants in water systems generally involves ad-hoc analysis of water samples collected within specific monitoring campaigns. However, the implementation of the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires Member States to gain a better understanding of priority pollutants entering surface waters. The ...
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"High-T fuel cells like the MCFC are the best candidate for exploiting cleanly & efficiently non-conventional fuels of organic or waste-derived origin that are one of the keys to a sustainable energy infrastructure & have very strong potential, but the degradation caused by the contaminants in these fuels must be addressed. MCFC-CONTEX aims to tackle this problem from 2 sides: 1) investiga ...
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Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas (CORFU)

Start date: Apr 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2014,

Collaborative research on flood resilience in urban areas (CORFU) is an interdisciplinary international project that will look at advanced and novel strategies and provide adequate measures for improved flood management in cities. The differences in urban flooding problems in Asia and in Europe range from levels of economic development, infrastructure age, social systems and decision making proces ...
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PREPARED “ENABLING CHANGE” (PREPARED)

Start date: Feb 1, 2010, End date: Jan 31, 2014,

IPCC climate change scenarios have a global perspective and need to be scaled down to the local level, where decision makers have to balance risks and investment costs. Very high investments might be a waste of money and too little investment could result in unacceptable risk for the local community. PREPARED is industry driven, 12 city utilities are involved in the project and the RDT carried out ...
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Sewage systems are crucial to reduce the risks of water borne diseases and avoid flooding of cities. Cleaning processes are thus highly important to avoid health risks and environmental, economic and societal impacts which can be caused by damaged or blocked sewerage. European sewage networks are operated by over 20,000 municipalities and public entities which spend over €6.5 billion annually to c ...
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"The aim of IMPRINTS is to contribute to reduce loss of life and economic damage through the improvement of the preparedness and the operational risk management for Flash Flood and Debris Flow [FF/DF] generating events, as well as to contribute to sustainable development through reducing damages to the environment. To achieve this ultimate objective the project is oriented to produce methods and t ...
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