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H2020 CIRC-02-2017 - Towards the next generation of water systems and services

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H2020 CIRC-02-2017 - Towards the next generation of water systems and services

  1. 1. Table 1. Top 15 European Institutes participating in projects relevant to theme of ‘Towards the Next Generation of Water Systems and Services’ (including one Swedish research institute). References EC, 2015a – European Commission – Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016 – 2017 17. Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas) (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_201 7/main/h2020-wp1617-focus_en.pdf) EC, 2015b – European Commission – Moving towards a circular economy (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular- economy/index_en.htm) EPA, 2014 - Towards a Resource Efficient Ireland – incorporating Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme 2014-2020 (https://www.epa.ie/pubs/consultation/NWPP_Consult.pdf) WATER IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TOWARDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF WATER SYSTEMS AND SERVICES – LARGE SCALE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS John Gallagher & Aonghus McNabola Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin PROJECT OVERVIEW Horizon 2020 represents a major source of EU funding and opportunities for Irish researchers (in HEIs, industry and NGOs). One of the main areas of funding within Horizon 2020 is the “Societal Challenges” programme. This EPA Small Scale Studies project (2015-W-SS-23-SSS 2.2) is focused on opportunities for Irish researchers for participation in the Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials societal challenge (Societal Challenge 5). Specifically the project is concerned with the topic on “Water in the Context of the Circular Economy - towards the next generation of water systems and services – large scale demonstration projects” (CIRC-02-2016-2017) which will be issued in 2017 (EC, 2015a). This study maps research excellence and capacity in Ireland and at EU level in the area of “Water in the Context of the Circular Economy - towards the next generation of water systems and services – large scale demonstration projects”. The outputs of the study will support researchers who wish to participate in consortia applying for funding under this topic in the forthcoming 2017 call. MAPPING RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN EUROPE A mapping exercise was undertaken to identify the leading research institutes in Europe participating in projects that are relevant to ‘next generation water systems and services’. These institutes are listed in Table 1 and located in the figure below. Due to the large number of projects, five key sub-themes were identified to help categorise the opportunities that exist to meet this challenge: supply and demand; water treatment; wastewater treatment; water quality; system management. This aimed to help narrow the search for suitable consortium partners for a specific topic. Rank Research Institute No. Country Lead Partner 1 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e 15 Germany 6 9 2 Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche* 13 Italy 4 9 3 La Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)* 13 Spain 3 10 4 Cranfield University* 12 United Kingdom 0 12 5 Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) 9 Switzerland 2 7 6 The University of Exeter* 9 United Kingdom 1 8 7 Centro Tecnológico del Agua (CETAQUA) fundación privada 8 Spain 6 2 8 Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) 8 Belgium 2 6 9 VEOLIA Environnement Recherche et Innovation SNC (VERI)* 7 France 1 6 10 National Technical University of Athens* 7 Greece 0 7 11 Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna 7 Italy 0 7 12 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)* 6 France 1 5 13 Eidgenoessische Anstalt fur Wasserversorgung Abwasserreinigung und Gewaesserschutz (EAWAG) 6 Switzerland 1 5 14 Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University 6 Germany 1 5 15 IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB 5 Sweden 1 4 * Denotes existing Irish collaboration with this research institute. Project Databases The database of 285 projects was generated by searching a range of European funding programmes including: • Horizon 2020 • Framework Programme (FP7) • Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) • European Research Council (ERC) • Life & Life+ • Interreg Keywords A number of primary keywords were identified that encompass the call: • Treatment • Management • Supply • Quality • Drinking • consumption EXPECTED IMPACTS & The call has identified the following key areas for consortia to consider when developing a proposal: SUPPLY AND DEMAND No. of projects: 49 Top 3 Organisations: 1. La Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain 2. Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Italy 3. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy WATER TREATMENT No. of projects: 79 Top 3 Organisations: 1. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e, Germany 2. Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion, Spain 3. Fundacion CTM Centre Tecnologic, Spain WASTEWATER TREATMENT No. of projects: 89 Top 3 Organisations: 1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy 2. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e, Germany 3. Centro Tecnológico del Agua (CETAQUA) fundación privada, Spain WATER QUALITY No. of projects: 28 Top 3 Organisations: 1. T.E. Laboratories Limited, Ireland 2. La Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain 3. Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), Belgium SYSTEM MANAGEMENT No. of projects: 81 Top 3 Organisations: 1. The University of Exeter, United Kingdom 2. Cranfirled University, United Kingdom 3. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e, Germany DEVELOPING A PROJECT CONSORTIA AND PROPOSAL Define your project concept, what your organisation offers in terms of a potential project Examine the topic database for potential partners to complement your research Identify NCP (National Contact Point) and NSN (National Support Network) Contact and meet potential partners to develop a consortia and proposal Partners should include: research institutes; industry; SMEs; demonstration partners Prepare and submit a proposal for the ‘next generation water systems and services’ • Significant reduction of the current water and energy consumption at regional and/or river basin scale by closing the cycles of material, water and energy, using alternative water sources and supporting the transition towards smart water services • Interconnectivity between the water system and other economic and social sectors • Increased public involvement in water management • Increased citizen satisfaction with water services • Replication of new business models in other areas and replication of models for synergies between appropriate funding instruments at regional, national or European level closing of the infrastructure and investment gap in the water service sector • creation of new markets in the short and medium term • providing evidence-based knowledge regarding the enabling framework conditions (such as the regulatory or policy framework) that facilitate a broader transition to a circular economy in the EU. Research Partners Engineering, Business, Economics, Environmental and Social Sciences Technology Partners New Treatment or Resource Recovery Technologies, Network Optimisation Tools & Data Management Demonstrations Partners Water Companies, Large Industrial Consumers, Communities & Irrigation Networks What is it’s importance? “Resource efficiency offers a clear win-win scenario, improved performance in reducing wastage also delivers real savings. It is a critical component of the ‘circular economy’ whereby we reduce our dependency on finite raw materials without compromising economic development” (EPA, 2014) What can it achieve? “… improving water systems by considering the whole water-use production chain and by identifying solutions that enhance both the economic and environmental performance of the system… contributing to the challenges of a depletion of raw materials (e.g. through the recovery of resources from waste water) and climate change (reducing energy needs or producing energy) and should be demonstrated at large scale.” (EC, 2015a) What is circular economy? “… re-using, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products. What used to be regarded as ‘waste’ can be turned into a resource… look beyond waste and to close the loop of the circular economy” (EC, 2015b)

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