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  • 1. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company1 EU trends in asset management: WssTP, European Innovation Partnership, Action Groups and impacts on AQUAKNIGHT Nicola Bazzurro, Iren Acqua Gas Email: nicola.bazzurro@irenacquagas.it 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference "Water Loss Management in the Mediterranean Countries: the AQUAKNIGHT Project Results“ 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan
  • 2. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company2 Contents EU undertakings launched in the last years in the framework of asset management in water systems such as: • WssTP and related activities • European Innovation Partnership • Action Groups • City Blueprint and H2020 proposal
  • 3. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company3 Water, a key factor • Huge market: 400 to 500 Billion € turnover /year (drinking and waste water) • Considerable assets: > 3.5 Million Km water distribution pipes > 2.5 Million Km waste water sewers • Large social impact: > 600,000 direct jobs in Europe • EU annual Investment: €10,5 Bn for water and wastewater equipment for industrial markets €33 Bn invested in water infrastructures • SMEs: 136.000 employees, 9.000 SMEs
  • 4. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company4 Keyfacts on WssTP European Technology (and Innovation) Platform Strives to: o improved coordination and collaboration in RTD & Innovation o Enhanced competitiveness of the European Water Sector Membership-funded ETP o Legal entity o Growing organization: From 17 to 102 members from 2008 to 2014 o Openness and transparency: 315 contributing organization, a network of more than 750 persons. Strategic recommendations and working groups: 3 key documents (SRA, Vision document, Implementation document), many scientific reports sent to DG Research Yearly stakeholders’ event: www.waterinnovationeurope.eu Originated ACQUEAU, the EUREKA Cluster for water.
  • 5. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company5 WssTP main activities • Bringing actors together for further elaboration of the RTD&I state of the art and needs discussing with the EC to make sure that identified needs are reflected in the European policy framework including the call for proposals increasing the competitiveness of the EU water sector. • Communication activities as organization of brokerage events , Support to consortia, Special web forum , monthly newsletter and tailored membership services
  • 6. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company6 Map of WssTP members
  • 7. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company7 WssTP Members Industry & Utilities
  • 8. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company8 WssTP Members Academics & Research Centres
  • 9. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company9 WssTP Publications WssTP’s scientific reports aim to put forward clear recommendations for Research and Technology development and Innovation within the European water sector. WssTP members are highly benefited by having direct and full access to the Scientific Reports produced by the WssTP team.
  • 10. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company10 WssTP publications Publication Date Publication Title June 2013 Water and Steel June 2013 Water Reuse June 2012 Sensors and Monitoring May 2012 Millenium Development Goals February 2012 Brines Management March 2012 Membrane Technologies October 2011 Water Quality September 2011 Water and Energy December 2010 Climate Change and the Water sector December 2010 Managed Aquifer Recharge October 2010 Mitigation Water Stress Coastal Zones October 2010 Leakage Management September 2010 Irrigated Agriculture September 2009 Sustainable Water Management inside and around Large Urban Areas
  • 11. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company11 Leakage mngt report The aim was to identify, for their specific topic: • Gaps to be filled in the application of current methodologies • Gaps in the technology that would make leakage management more effective • Project proposals aimed at filling the gaps identified
  • 12. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company12 State of the Art of leakage mngt Representatives from the six EU countries attending the Workshop supplied an overview of the state of the art of leakage management as it applied to their country. The overview is divided into the following topics, with a commentary on each country’s practices on each topic where relevant: The Regulatory Framework Leakage Management Systems Leakage Measurement, Monitoring and Analysis Technology for Leak Detection and Location Current and Recent Initiatives and Developments Investment for Leakage Reduction Leakage Economics and Targets Technology Needs and Research Gaps
  • 13. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company13 R&D results and recomm Six topics have been identified from the conclusions of the Working Groups, in descending order of priority: Improved leakage monitoring, analysis and reporting Development of integrated pipe and leak detection technologies Design and operation of new and existing networks to minimise water loss Fundamental issues in leakage of water from pipe networks Leakage economics and leakage target setting Development of low-cost, minimal excavation or in- pipe repair technologies
  • 14. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company14 Address research and innovation based on the water cycle Coastal ZonesUrban Areas Agriculture Industry Degraded zones Extreme events
  • 15. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company15 WssTP Working Groups They have emerged from the former WssTP Pilot and Task Force structure was in place between 2007 and 2012. Depending on their topic they can be of a more strategic, thematic, or technological nature. WssTP Working Groups, in principle only open for representatives from WssTP members and WssTP strategic partners, are key to the functioning, objectives, and implementation of the WssTP strategy.
  • 16. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company16 WssTP Working Groups Working Group Lead Member Email Financing for EU Competitiveness Abengoa Water Arturo Buenaventura Water & ICT SUEZ Environment Pascal Blanc Water-Energy-Food Biodiversity Nexus Deltares Jaap Kwadijk International Relations UNESCO-IHE Gaetano Casale Water and Industry TNO Albert Jansen Resource Recovery Wetsus Martijn Bijmans Membrane Technologies EMH Gilbert Rios Emerging Compounds Deltares Harm Duel Urban Water Pollution KWR Adriana Hulsmann Bathing Water KWB Ulf Miehe Agriculture & Irrigation IRSA-CNR Antonio Lo Porto Eco-System Services Poledream Gaëtane Suzenet Green Infrastructure Deltares Victor Beumer Managing Hydroclimatic Extremes Events CEH Alan Jenkins Shales Gas Veolia Bruno Tisserand Techwatch KWR Theo van den Hoven
  • 17. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company17 European Innovation Partnerships EIPs are a new approach to European research and innovation EIPs are within the Europe 2020 strategy under the priority Smart Growth Flagship Initiative “Innovation Union” Aim to provide information for the future policy development through the definition of guidelines on specific thematic and improving the collaboration between Member States in the field of research and innovation.
  • 18. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company18 Stakeholders involved in the EIP • Industry especially SME • End users • Technology provider/developer • Public authorities • Water utilities • Universities and Research Centers • Associations, ONG, etc. All these actors develop their actions at Regional National and EU level European Innovation Partnerships
  • 19. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company19 EIPs activated in those economic areas or for those activities where: • A government intervention is clearly required and/or justified • Efforts implemented in R&D at EU/MS/Regional level allow to reach earlier and more efficiently expected results European Innovation Partnerships
  • 20. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company20 • Officially established in May 2012 • Obtain benefits for the society • Modernize involved sectors and develop new ICT • Identification and removal of barriers limiting innovation • Improve connections between different stakeholders Research Industry and Market • Reduction of the time to market for the innovation • Improve the dissemination of new technologies and methodologies even through the implementation of demo sites European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 21. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company21 • It is not a new funding instrument • Support EU or Member States actions in the field of the water and related activities • Stimulate the use of already funding mechanisms at EU MS Regional level • FP7 – Horizon2020 • Structural Funds Cohesion Funds • LIFE-ECO-Innovation European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 22. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company22 European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 23. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company23 Strategic Implementation Plan • Describes the governance structure of the EIP and how to operate • Define priorities, actions and tools • Dynamic document amendable on the bases of the new experiences done of against some specific request European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 24. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company24 Initial Actions e Action groups • SIP 28 Initial Actions • Definition of Action Groups • Pubblication of calls for “Expression of Commitments to form action groups” (two calls up to now: winter 2012 and autumn 2013) European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 25. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company25 Action Groups requirements • Multidisciplinary • All the stakeholder chain must be considered • Involvement of Research (little) Industry and Public • Involvement (normally) more than one MS • Outcomes periodic (6-12 month) report to the TF identification of obstacles and bottlenecks, barriers, and suggestions to remove them • NO FUNDING European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 26. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company26 Action Groups Advantages • Mainly the honor • Work under the umbrella of the EIP • Visibility and opportunity of networking • Possibility to address the EU water policy • Strong position for future opportunity of funding European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 27. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company27 Tools Annual EIP Water meeting - November: • present the activities of the Action Groups • progress in implementing the EIP Water tools and activities • brokerage event between water innovation supply and demand. • web Based Market Place to create and establish a community on and a place for “matchmaking” in innovation European Innovation Partnership on Water
  • 28. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company28 One of the first recognized AG CITY BLUEPRINTS Improving Implementation Capacities of Cities and Regions by sharing best practices on Urban Water Cycle Services
  • 29. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company29 City Blueprint PROPOSED EIP WATER ACTION: FACILITATE STRATEGIC PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION 1. Baseline assessment (City Blueprint) 2. Inventory of best practices of cities 3. Blue City Website for sharing best practices and state-of-the art technologies applied in cities 4. Blue City Award (annual ceremony hosted by the European Commission) 5. Blue Friend labels for industries and their products contributing to cost-effective improvements in UWCS
  • 30. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company30 City Blueprint: a benchmarking approach
  • 31. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company31 Web graph
  • 32. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company32 Some participating cities Algarve (ALG; Portugal) Amsterdam (AMS; The Netherlands) Athens (ATH; Greece) Bucharest (BUC; Romania) Dar es Salaam (DAR; Tanzania) Hamburg (HAM; Germany) Kilamba Kiaxi (KIL; Angola) Oslo (OSL; Norway) Rotterdam (ROT; The Netherlands) Reggio Emilia (REG; Italy) Cities of Scotland (SCO; UK) Venlo (The Netherlands) Maastricht (The Netherlands) Melbourne (Australia) THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCLUSION: THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF SHARING BEST PRACTICES AMONG CITIES
  • 33. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company33 Implementation matters THE RESULT OF COMBINING BEST PRACTICES IN 11 CITIES – BLUE CITIES
  • 34. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company34 AG follow-up: H2020 proposal BlueSCities aims to develop the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the 'Smart Cities and Communities' EIP. It will identify synergies in accordance with the Smart City context and compliment other priority areas such as energy, transport and ICT. Placing emphasis on local solutions for global issues, the proposal seeks improved public engagement and enhanced decision-making processes at all political levels based on scientific knowledge and adequate social and economic awareness.
  • 35. 2nd AQUAKNIGHT Conference, 21 May 2014, Aqaba, Jordan Name and company35 http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/innovationpartnership/ EIP WaterEuropean Innovation Partnership on Water