Wastewater reuse presents a feasible solution to the growing pressure on Europe's water resources

Water resources management

Our research is looking into the provision of safe drinking water to large urban areas.

Projects

Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS) (2016-2020)

Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS) is a 4 year Horizon 2020 project comprised of a consortium of 26 members from 16 European countries. 

iWIDGET Project: Smart water; smart meters; smart societies (2012 - 2015)

Improved water efficiency through ICT technologies for integrated supply-demand side management iWIDGET is a European Commission project aimed at improved water efficiencies through the use of novel ICT technologies for integrated supply-demand side management. It is a project funded under the EU 7th framework Programme, which started in November 2012 and will run for 3 years.

SARASWATI: Supporting consolidation, replication and up-scaling of sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies for India (2012-2016)

SARASWATI project aims to assess the sustainability and potential of technologies already existing in India for wastewater treatment, reclamation and reuse, as well as newly piloted EU technologies.

WATER4India: Smart, Cost-effective Solutions for Water Treatment and Monitoring in Small Communities in India - Decision Support System Integration (2012 - 2015)

The overall objective of the Water4India project is to optimize and implement a set of technological alternatives for water supply in India.

WASSERMed (2010 - 2013)

WASSERMed (Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean www.wassermed.eu) is a European Commission Seventh Framework Program (EC FP7) funded interdisciplinary collaborative project that draws together experts from diverse backgrounds including water systems, agriculture, climate change analysis and social studies

DelPHE: Capacity Building for Urban Water Demand Management (2007 - 2010)

The overall aim of the project was to develop a research base on aspects related to urban water demand management and enhancing capacity at institutional and national level through structured knowledge transfer and provision of pilot scale demonstration sites for selected water demand management options in developing countries.

Aquastress (2005 - 2009)

Mitigation of Water Stress through new Approaches to Integrating Management, Technical, Economic and Institutional Instruments

Integrated concepts for reuse of upgraded wastewater AQUAREC (2003-2006)

Wastewater reuse presents a feasible solution to the growing pressure on Europe's water resources. However, wastewater reuse implementation faces obstacles that include insufficient public acceptance, technical, economic and hygienic risks and further uncertainties caused by a lack of awareness, accepted standards, guidelines and uniform European legislation.

New approaches to adaptive water management under uncertainty - NeWater (2005-2009)

The central tenet of the NeWater project is a transition from currently prevailing regimes of river basin water management into more adaptive regimes in the future. This transition calls for a highly integrated water resources management concept

GA-Aquator: integrated optimisation for reservoir operation using genetic algorithms (2006-present)

AQUATOR® is a commercial software for developing and running simulation models of natural rivers, water resources and water supply systems, using different operational rules, constraints and priorities

Time-Geographical Approaches to emergence and sustainable societies (TiGrESS) (2003-2005)

The TiGrESS project will evaluate the utility of Time-Geographical methods in increasing our understanding of the relationships between environmental change and social-economic driving factors

Development Of Optimised Conjunctive Control Rules For A System Of Water Supply Sources (1997-1998)

Control rules have been used in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years to reduce operating costs by controlling the overdrawing and pumped refill of reservoirs. However, for over 25 years some water companies within the UK have been integrating their sources into resource zones so there has been a need to produce conjunctive control rules applying to a whole system

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