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TRUST - Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 08/04/2011
  • RISULTATO

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 transformation 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.


Start date: 2011-05-01
End date: 2015-04-30

Duration:
48 months

Project Reference: 265122

Project cost: 9.25 million euro
Project Funding: 6.98 million euro

Subprogramme Area: ENV.2010.3.1.1-1 Technologies and systems for urban water cycle services
Contract type: Large-scale integrating project


Coordinatore: IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH - GERMANY - SCHWESIG David

Altri Partecipanti

  • YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A. - PORTUGAL
  • BREIVOLL INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES AS - NORWAY
  • INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT PROF. DR. SIEKER MBH - GERMANY
  • IREN ACQUA GAS SPA - ITALY
  • 3 C MEMBRANE AG - GERMANY
  • S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL CONSULTING GMBH - GERMANY
  • SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND B.V. - NETHERLANDS
  • HAMBURGER WASSERWERKE GMBH - GERMANY
  • ADDITION PROJECTOS E SERVICOS DE INFORMATICA LDA - PORTUGAL
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA - SPAIN
  • ADP AGUAS DE PORTUGAL SERVICOS AMBIENTAIS SA - PORTUGAL
  • CANAL DE ISABEL II - SPAIN
  • OSLO KOMMUNE - NORWAY
  • STICHTING WATERNET - NETHERLANDS
  • SCOTTISH WATER - UNITED KINGDOM
  • APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA - ROMANIA
  • VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC - FRANCE
  • CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY - UNITED KINGDOM
  • NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU - NORWAY
  • INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION - UNITED KINGDOM
  • KWR WATER B.V. - NETHERLANDS
  • HR WALLINGFORD LTD - UNITED KINGDOM
  • LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL - PORTUGAL
  • FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ - SWITZERLAND
  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - GREECE
  • STIFTELSEN SINTEF - NORWAY
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER - UNITED KINGDOM
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM - UNITED KINGDOM
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
  • INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - PORTUGAL
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ENVIRONMENT : AMBIENTE (COMPRESI I CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI): priorità tematica 6 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea