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Verdygo opens first plant - modular treatment saves 20% in costs, 31. January 2017
EIP Water | Boosting opportunities - Innovating water

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:
Verdygo opens first plant - modular treatment saves 20% in costs

EIP Water @ Waterlink, Leeuwarden

EIP Water comments on the Horizon 2020 mid-term evaluation

We wish you a very innovative 2017!

The EIP Water secretariat.


EASME publishes environmental data hub for Horizon 2020 projects

Want to know more about a project? Seeking partners? You’re just an easy click or two away.

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EIP Water @ The International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi

As event partners, EIP Water and Isle Utilities helped set up the Innovation Pavilion at IWS from January 16-19 which connected market opportunities to latest innovations, 9/10 of which were European.

ReWater container

Potable water from wastewater tasted and tested by representatives of the 5 continents and the 5 major world religions. A star of the Budapest Water Summit.

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EIP Water comments on the Horizon 2020 mid-term evaluation

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EIP Water @ Waterlink, Leeuwarden

On January 26 some 17 nations gathered in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, for the Waterlink symposium hosted by the WaterAlliance. EIP Water was there to promote the next EIP Water conference as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week (25-29 September, 2017). Seen here are Michaela Matauschek and Marisa Fernandes from the organising team, with Leeuwarden Mayor Crone and Hein Molenkamp presenting a prize bottle of Port to the lucky prize draw winner in the exhibition.

New COM Head of Unit meets EIP Water secretariat

January 25 saw the EIP Water secretariat planning meeting with the new Head of Unit for Clean Water within the DG Environment at the European Commission, Bettina Doeser; setting priorities and the workplan for 2017 and beyond.

Verdygo opens first full-scale plant - modular treatment saves 20% in costs

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City Blueprint reports a number of recent activities

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Smart Water monitoring: low-cost sensors solutions for high efficiency water monitoring networks

“From Water to Data” workshop planned by Ctrl+SWAN Action Group at EIP Water conference in Porto in September.

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In interview

Hein Molenkamp from the Dutch WaterAlliance stresses the importance of collaboration, congratulates Salttech for winning the Innovate@IWS competition and looks forward to the EIP Water conference in Porto this September.

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Walter Kling of IAWD explains the state of play for water innovation in the Danube catchment area of southeastern Europe.

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Tom Freyberg of Water & Wastewater International magazine gives some insight to water innovations around the corner, especially smart water technologies and the dangers of the Internet of Things.

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Financing Opportunities

$150,000 award for “More Water Less Concentrate”

US Bureau of Reclamation seeks innovative solution for inland desalination.

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VIA Water Fund closing: Deadline for Proposals Feb 6

Funding urban water innovations in Benin - Mali - Ghana - Kenya - Rwanda - South Sudan- Mozambique.

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Recommended Reading

Announcements and Events

Public consultation on Smart Specialisation approach for growth and jobs in Europe: deadline 24 March 2017

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INTERREG calls for proposals for Danube Transnational Programme

Seminar to support applicants scheduled for February 9 in Budapest.

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SIM4NEXUS global market survey

It aims at creating project spinoffs offering total impact assessment consulting and gamified systems to explore scenarios. Interested? Email or visit

Salttech wins award in Abu Dhabi for desal innovation without membranes

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Dutch Green Deal 2.0 signed in presence of Minister of Infrastructure and Environment, Ms M. Schultz

50 entity agreement aims to widen and deepen its reach to maximise its goals in lower emissions and building towards a more circular economy.

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Other water related events

World Water-Tech Investment Summit – London, 20-22 February

WasserBerlin – Berlin, 28-31 March

WATER Sofia / BULAQUA Conference – Sofia Bulgaria, 4 April

Climateurope Festival 2017 – Valencia Spain, 5-7 April

Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability – London, 5 April. Special offer for EIP Water:
  • 20% early bird discount if booked before 24 February plus:
  • 20% EIP special discount – use VIP code: EIP20

See our full event list

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