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20% energy cost savings in wastewater plant with new aeration control, 30. March 2017
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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:
20% energy cost savings in wastewater plant with new aeration control

Aquifer recharge technologies explained by video

New: Now get EIP Water marketplace alerts directly to your inbox
As Thomas Edison once said, genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. So as the temperatures at last get warmer in Europe we hope it helps your innovation endeavours.

The EIP Water secretariat.


Top water innovation information right to your in-box with the new EIP Water marketplace email alerts

The EIP Water online marketplace is a wealth of information and resources. To now help users not have to search manually, the marketplace now offers an email alert to send updates and news on topics that you are most interested in directly to your inbox. Simply define your interests in your profile and decide whether to get the alerts daily, weekly, or monthly.

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Local and regional governments call for a European water innovation action agenda

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has made recommendations for EU water legislation that calls for effective domestic water and flood management in light of climate change.

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Floodplain restoration project generates green energy in Hungary

WWF, the Tiszatarján municipality and AES Hungary partner to turn invasive plant life into an energy source in the Tisza river catchment.

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Removing organic pollutants in tertiary water treatment with MAT4TREAT

A consortium of 8 project partners have set out to develop novel materials to remove emerging organic pollutants during tertiary treatment.

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Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) benefits citizens, administrations and economy

Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, described how the European Commission is providing the information, tools and timetable to help Member States ensure the quality of their citizen’s air, water and waste management.

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2017 EIP Water Conference plans taking shape

Mark your diary for September 27-30 to be in Porto for the EIP Water conference and the Porto Water Innovation Week. The organising team from Aguas do Porto and the EIP Water secretariat met in March to develop the agenda, topics and programme. Delegates are going to enjoy a rich experience at this don’t-miss-event in a must-visit European city! More details will be published in the next few days when registration opens.

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MARSolutions Releases Aquifer Recharge Demonstration Videos

The EIP Water Action Group MARSolutions has produced several videos from testing facilities to help demonstrate the application of technology as part of the Horizon2020 MARSOL project.

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RTWQM partner saves Aquafin wastewater plant 20% in energy costs with new aeration control

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Expo on WIRE’s work on natural treatment systems for wastewater reuse in irrigation

Permanent exhibition in Sicily offers local, national and international water stakeholders operational knowledge for reuse in irrigation. It’s one of the WIRE Action Groups 42 case studies.

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In Interview

Insights to Smart Water: The Ctrl+SWAN Action Group

Anna Di Mauro gives a description of the Ctrl+SWAN Action Group within EIP Water and explains how they are working on realising smart water networks.

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Insights to Resource Recover: The ARREAU Action Group

C. (Kees) Roest takes us inside the Accelerating Resources Recovery from the Water Cycle Action Group within EIP Water to explain how they are contributing to the circular economy and what their most urgent needs are moving forward.

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Financing Opportunities

Support for SMEs in business matchmakling in Mexico

The Low Carbon Business Action in Mexico (LCBAM) programme is inviting European SMEs in the Wastewater treatment sector to join the 7th LCBAM Business Meeting in Chihuahua April 25-27. Travel costs and registration are covered, access to EU grants for feasibility studies.

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Recommended Reading

Announcements and Events

Public Stakeholder Consultation – Evaluation of Public-Public Partnerships (Art.185 initiatives) in the context of the Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation. Deadline: April 30, 2017

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OECD hosts workshop on Innovative Policy Instruments for Water Quality Management

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EEN supports SME and R&D organisations in making business partnerships

Are you an SME or R&D organisation looking for international business partners in the Water sector? The Enterprise Europe Network can help you find the right business partners for commercial, technological or R&D cooperation.

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New online platform to help foster innovative water solutions

Waterforeveryone launched from Switzerland to develop innovative approaches to improve access to fresh and safe water, also using crowdfunding.

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Suez confirms GE WATER buy for €3.2 billion

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2017 EIP Water Conference and the Porto Water Innovation Week – Porto, 27-30 September

Look out for the official website launch and opening of registration in the coming days! We’ll announce it by twitter: @eip_water

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