December 13, 2017

EU-Gulf Water Innovation Exchange in Abu Dhabi

Welcome to the latest newsletter from EIP Water, the European Innovation Partnership.

Bringing you news on water innovation in the European Union, these are the headlines:

We wish you an inspiring and restful holiday season.

The EIP Water secretariat.

In this edition

Projects, Products and Update

EIP Water leading delegation to the Arabian Gulf

EIP Water will take part in an EU-Gulf Water Innovation Exchange at January’s International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi. Event visitors are hungry to learn about early-stage European innovations and how specific solutions can solve the very significant challenges faced in the most water scarce region of the world.

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Featured projects

1. Bioenergy production expansion and consequences for ecosystems
2. Smart water solutions for cities with AQUASIG

3. Demonstrating full-scale nutrient recovery from slaughterhouse wastewater

Independent Implementation review of EIP Water

EY and Technopolis have been retained by EC-DG Environment to conduct an independent, mid-term implementation review of EIP Water. This review will identify EIP Water activities that have performed best to date (e.g. Annual Conference, Newsletter, Market Place, etc.). This exercise will also highlight activities that have been efficient, relevant and coherent, in relation to helping the EC tackle water-related challenges and achieve EC water-related policy objectives. This review will lead to practical recommendations for the Commission on the future implementation of EIP Water.
In light of this review, EY and Technopolis would love to hear from EIP Water members – they will be launching a stakeholder survey in the coming days, and also plan to organise stakeholder focus group meetings in Brussels in January 2018. Your feedback on EIP Water to date is important, as it will help the Commission to better shape EIP Water in line with the needs of the EIP Water stakeholder community, going forward. A link to the stakeholder survey will be shared with you, as soon as this survey goes live. We will also update you on the results of the review in the next edition of the EIP Water Newsletter – please do take this opportunity to help shape the future of EIP Water. 

Please do feel free to reach out to the consultants listed below.
Edward Sims (EY) -
Laura Roman (Technopolis) -

Action Group News

Smart Rivers Network: New funding for water management project in Republic of Moldova

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Recommended Reading

11-year-old invents lead-detection device, wins ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Monitoring report on progress in SDG6: Clean water and sanitation in the EU

EurEau’s 2nd report on state of drinking and waste water in Europe shows need for more infrastructure investment
In Chicago, smart city data drives innovation, efficiency
EEA report concludes that green investments lower flood damage protection cost

Frontiers 2017 explores the newest environmental issues facing the planet

AGWA Proposes Water Resilience Framework for Meeting SDG, Climate Targets
Water Environment Research Reviews Biological Phosphorus Recovery

Energy from rainwater, a teenager’s innovation


Announcements and Events

European experts in ecological flows sought by India-EU Water Partnership. Deadline January 8

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Download presentations from international workshop on wastewater management in Danube river basin

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EU and Iran begin cooperation on water and marine sectors

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Wetsus wins stage 2 of the George Barley Water Prize for phosphorous recovery solution that will prevent toxic algae blooms in the Florida Everglades

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Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive – roadmap published

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3rd EUREKA Danube call for joint R&D projects

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European Innovation Council formed to make Europe global leader for breakthrough innovations

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2018 MIT Water Innovation Prize Opened for Applications

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Other water related events

International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15-18 January

Inspire Water process industries workshop, Frankfurt, 8 February

Water Conservation and Irrigation Conference 2018 – Bali, Indonesia, March 21-22
RENEXPO Water and Energy 2018 – Belgrade, 24-26 April

5th Water India Expo - Pragati Maidan, India, May 23-25, 2018

2018 Water JPI Conference, Helsinki, 6-7 June

Water Efficiency Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, 5-7 September 2018
See our full event list
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