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High interest from utilities and start-ups for Porto Water Innovation Week, 03. August 2017
EIP Water | Boosting opportunities - Innovating water
Welcome to the latest newsletter the European Innovation Partnership on Water.

Bringing you news on water innovation in the European Union, these are the headlines:
120/580 registered participants for September's EIP Water conference are from utilities

Video interview with Arjan Boogaards from Nalco: shaping the Circular Economy 

Water Reuse regulation development with RTQWM input

Here at the secretariat we’re excited about what is shaping up to be an inspiring and busy EIP Water conference as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week. We look forward to seeing you there!

The EIP Water secretariat.


Record registration for EIP Water conference

With just 8 weeks before the water innovation world descends on Porto for the EIP Water conference and Porto Water Innovation Week, registration is at an all-time high with over 580 people having secured their seat. Of these, 20% are from utilities from across Europe eager to get to know the most innovative solutions for their particular challenges.

The exhibition is filling up fast, too, and 14 start-up companies have already booked their space next to corporations, water companies, research centres and the like.

Numerous open side events are being held on September 26 and 29, here's an overview.
The conference agenda is available here.

So if you’ve not registered yet, it’s high time to do so:

register here

PerFORM WATER shows was to integrated water cycle management and circular economy

The Platform for Integrated Operation Research and Management of Public Water towards 2030 will assist water utilities integrated water services that maximize water resource efficiency and circularity.

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GEISEQ: A toolbox for integrated management of droughts

The decision support tools being developed aim to monitor drought periods, predict their impact and support water managers in mitigating their impact.

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Free training on resource efficiency and circular economy

If you're supporting SMEs to take advantage of opportunities in the circular economy, you may be interested in this free training programme developed by KPMG, Ecofys, CSR Netherlands and CSR Netherlands (Apply by September 18).

apply here

IMPREX: IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremes

The consequences of extreme weather events can be high for the safety of citizens, agricultural production, transportation, energy production and urban water supply. IMPREX is improving the forecasting of meteorological and hydrological extremes in Europe and their impacts by applying dynamic model ensembles, process studies, new data assimilation techniques and high resolution modelling.

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India-EU Water Partnership sets priorities for 2017-18 work programme

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RTQWM contribute to water reuse regulations

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RiverRes contributes to LIFE One River-Many Interests event

Topics included the economic insurance value of an ecosystem, results from the NAIAD project and how insurance values contribute to mitigating flood risk.

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Renewable Energy Desalination Action Group to host application workshops

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City Blueprints in India

A new tool of the City Blueprint framework helps Indian cities become water-wise.

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RESEWAM-O / Valencia University show how to reuse reclaimed water in remote areas

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Arjan Boogaards

from Nalco, is going to show how the circular economy is being achieved with industrial water recycling, energy conservation and digitalisation at the EIP Water conference on September 27-28 in Porto.

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Aurora Seco

from the AnMBR EIP Water Action Group and University of Valencia, will be in Porto to present the Innovation Award winning approach to turning wastewater treatment plants into resource factories.

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Pieter de Jong

from Wetsus is excited about engaging with young water professionals in Porto to bring new thoughts to the development of water innovation.

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Announcements and Events

Invitation to the 2017 Wetsus Congress in the Netherlands

Wetsus are hosting their renowned congress in Leeuwarden on October 9-10. Join 400 experts in water technology research and innovation who this year are exploring the theme “Synergy in Research and Innovation”.

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EU technical group on water reuse to meet 23-24 October, Larnaca, Cyprus

Next meeting of technical ad-hoc group of the Water Framework Directive Common Implementation Strategy will be hosted by the Water Development Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus.

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Study complete on unplanned water reuse in the EU

The final report of the "Characterization of unplanned water reuse in the EU" study by the Technical University of Munich is now available.

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Call open: Support for innovative public procurers

Looking for support in starting an innovation procurement project? Apply by 15th September 2017

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New study on mainstreaming of adaptation to climate change into the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

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Other water related events

Montenegro water projects conference – Nikšić, Montenegro, September 14

EUROPE-INBO 2017 (WFD Implementation) – Dublin, September 20-23

China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Conference – Turku, Finland, September 21-22

EIP Water conference & Porto Water Innovation Week – Porto, September 24-30

The LIFE programme: funding opportunities & innovative solutions on wastewater treatment – Porto, September 26

Boosting Research & Innovation in the Water Sector: The Impact of EU-funded actions – Porto, September 29

Numerous open side events are being held back to back with the EIP Water Conference – Porto, September 26 and 29

WEFTEC – Chicago, September 30 – October 4

Wetsus Congress – Leeuwarden, Netherlands, October 9-10

WRE Conference on Innovations in Water Reuse – Bruges, Belgium, October 9-10

Agri-Innovation Summit - Oeiras, Portugal, October 11-12

Water Tech 2017 – Sfax, Tunisia, October 11-14

Budapest Water Summit – Budapest, October 18-19

Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2017) – Brussels, October 23-25

Nature-based Solutions Conference – Tallinn, Estonia, October 24-26 
5th Water India Expo - Pragati Maidan, India, May 23-25, 2018

See our full event list

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