Water innovation

  • The workshop was the occasion for public discussion on the recently published ICT4Water Digital Single Market for Water Services Action Plan, for welcoming new members, and for listening key stakeholders’ views on digitalisation applied to the water sector.

  • How can we ensure that our water sources are clean and secure? What are the most sustainable ways of treating wastewater? How can we reduce the multiple environmental and socioeconomic impacts of wastewater management? What are the most innovative technologies to valorise sewage by-products?

  • Arsenic occurs naturally in groundwater, and in tap water if it is not properly filtered. In large doses or after long-term exposure, this can affect people’s health.

    “It occurs all over the world, particularly in India and Bangladesh,” says Daniele Ragazzon, technical coordinator at the Italian company Gruppo Zilio, which is behind the EU-funded project Regenera.

  • The new projects will receive an EU contribution of more than € 130.5 million. They were chosen from a total of 105 proposals which had been submitted by 21 April 2015 in reply to three calls for proposals under Horizon 2020 (H2020-SC5-WASTE-WATER-2015-one-Stage).

    Evaluation panels of independent experts recommended funding:

  • The BINGO project will analyse how average and extreme conditions of climate change scenarios, including floods and droughts, influence the water cycle. The focus will be on six regions across Europe – in Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain. Based on this analysis BINGO will propose adaptation and risk-management strategies for decision- and policy-makers in the water-management sector.