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Welcome to the October newsletter of EIP Water, the European Innovation Partnership.

Bringing you the latest on water innovation in the European Union, these are this month’s headlines:

New EIP Water Steering Group members give strategic impulses

Steering Group member Diane d’Arras elected IWA President

AfriAlliance up and running

Smart River experts meet in Eastern Europe

Join Innovation Pavilion at Middle East event
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New EIP Water Steering Group gives strategic impulses

September 30 in Brussels was the 1st meeting of the new Steering Group for EIP Water with the following members.

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EU water policy framework review

The ERRIN Water and Processing Industry WG meeting on 29 September in Brussels included presentations by Pavel Misiga (Head of Unit Water, Directorate-General Environment) and Guido Schmidt (Head of the EIP Water Secretariat) that reflected on the water policy framework and the status of EIP Water.

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India-EU Water Partnership MoU

A 5-year agreement was struck on October 7 between the government of India and the European Commission to collaborate on environmental and water challenges.

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EIP Water booklet...

...designed to give Indian partners an overview of EU innovation organisations, projects and products & services was published during the World Sustainability Development Forum at which the above-mentioned MoU was signed.

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AfriAlliance up and running to tackle water challenges

Since launching in March 2016, AfriAlliance has quickly got up to speed with 5 African – European Action Groups formed and 2 networking events coming up.

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Calling on innovators interested in the Arabian Gulf markets

EIP Water has partnered with the organisers of the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi to form an Innovation Pavilion and take part in the Innovate@IWS competition at one of the Middle East’s leading water events in January 2017. Apply to join the delegation...


BLUE DANUBE - Danube Transnational Programme hosts partnership workshop in Bucharest

September 29 saw some 250 water experts descend on Bucharest to further partnerships to protect the river Danube proactively with innovative projects.

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Water featured heavily in applications for Innovation Deals

Among the 32 applications received for an “Innovation Deal for a Circular Economy”, a good portion were water related. 5 applicants will be chosen for the “fast-track” programme to “shorten the time between moment of inspiration and market uptake”.

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City Blueprints showcase their work

6 years of work is showcased in the latest e-brochure to be published by the City Blueprints Action Group. They’ve also been in high demand to share their expertise at 5 international conferences and have produced two new videos featuring their methodology and case studies from Quito, Amsterdam and Melbourne.

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Smart Rivers Action Group hosts international guests in Moldova

After taking part in the Smart River Conference in Ferrara, Italy, collaborators paid a visit to Moldova early October to forge stronger partnerships on river basin management.

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Impact review: Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Recovery of Energy and Resources to achieve Sustainable Water Reuse

How far has this Action Group come since September 2013? Read it here!

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Have your say on Horizon 2020 (public consultation)

The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme. The deadline is January 15, 2017.

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Financing future water innovation – view from the Gulf

Join experts at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi in January to debate the pros and cons of “cheap” initial investment costs vs. longer-term economics.

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Independent experts to advise Commission on impact of EU research funding

How to maximise the impact of the EU's investment into research and innovation was the challenge set to experts by the European Commission on September 21 as part of the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation.

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Crowdfunding turns the tide

Torcado from the Netherlands quickly tapped into public pockets to fund a tidal wave power R&D. Why not try for water?

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Recommended Reading

EIP Water “Steerer” Diane d’Arras elected IWA President

Diane recently joined the Steering Group of EIP Water and at the World Water Congress in Brisbane mid October was elected President of the International Water Association (IWA). Well done Diane! We’re delighted to have you “on board”!

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EU to launch new initiative to address water stress in Mediterranean area

Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

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North American “LIFT” innovation platform launched

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have launched the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) - an online platform that networks people, facilitates technology scans and lists projects products, and test/demonstration facilities. EIP Water and WE&RF will be exchanging data to aid innovators on both sides of the Atlantic.

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David Garman new Chief Technology Officer for The Water Council, Milwaukee.

Global water leader bridging science and business to further innovation and commercialisation in water.

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Other water related events

5th Danube Water Forum (EUSDR) – Bratislava, 3-4 November.

Managed Aquifer Recharge Advanced Study Course
(Water Quality and Reactive Modeling, MARSOL FP7 EU project) – Barcelona, 7‐9 November 2016.

12th EWA Conference "EU Water Policy and Sustainable Development" – Brussels, 8-9 November.

5th Low Energy Wastewater Treatment Systems Conference and 4th Wastewater Network Conference – Cranfield University (UK), 9 November, 2016.

Iwater 2016 – Barcelona, 15-17 November.

WssTP Brokerage and Working Groups Event – Brussels, 23-24 November.

Budapest Water Summit – Budapest, 28-30 November.

AquaConSoil Conference Sustainable Use of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources (organised by Deltares, an Action Group member) (CALL FOR ABSTRACTS by November 15) – Lyon, 26-30 June, 2017.

See our full event list

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