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New project on sustainable water use (Innowater)
Article Type: News From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 5
The UK-based organisation CEED has won a bid for a European Union project, “Innowater”, which aims to support the development of innovative solutions in the water sector which drive forward water efficiency or that assist with water treatment, supply and distribution. Among the most important challenges Europe will face in the twenty-first century are its water challenges, which threaten its sustainable development and economic growth and have a large effect on health issues around the continent. The growth potential for innovative water technologies and services to address these challenges is enormous and currently at a yearly pace of 10 per cent. Europe has the most instruments in place but their effective implementation is lacking. The project partnership consists of public innovation agencies, water associations and technology specialists, innovation experts and eco-innovative cluster organisations from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The UK partners include UK CEED, EEDA and Envirolink Northwest.