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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: ENV.2009.3.1.1.1 | Award Amount: 10.66M | Year: 2010

IPCC climate change scenarios have a global perspective and need to be scaled down to the local level, where decision makers have to balance risks and investment costs. Very high investments might be a waste of money and too little investment could result in unacceptable risk for the local community. PREPARED is industry driven, 12 city utilities are involved in the project and the RDT carried out is based on the impacts of climate change the water supply and sanitation industry has identifed as a challenge for the years to come. The result of PREPARED will be an infrastructure for waste water, drinking water and storm water management that will not only be able better cope with new scenarios on climate change but that is also managed in a optimal way. We will have complexes monitoring and sensor systems, better integration and handling of complex data, better exploitation of existing infrastructures through improved real time control, new design concepts and guidelines for more flexible and more robust infrastructures. PREPARED will involve the local community in problem identification and in jointly finding acceptable system solutions, that are supported by all, through active learning processes. Activities and solutions in PREPARED will be based on a risk assessment and risk management approach for the whole urban water cycle, through the development of innovative Water Cycle Safety Plans. Other innovations are sensors and models that will enable faster and better actions on changes and new design rules for more resilient design. We will combine European knowledge with valuable knowledge from Australia and the USA, to make the European Water sector more competitive. This to enable our industrial partners to export the products developed in PREPARED to other regions of the world, thus contributing to the Lisbon Goals but also to the MDGs. To ensure this exploitation the PREPARED consortium consist of more than 50% industrial partners and is demand driven.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: ENV.2010.3.1.1-1 | Award Amount: 9.27M | Year: 2011

The European project initiative TRUST will produce knowledge and guidance to support TRansitions to Urban Water Services of Tomorrow, enabling communities to achieve sustainable, low-carbon water futures without compromising service quality. We deliver this ambition through close collaboration with problem owners in ten participating pilot city regions under changing and challenging conditions in Europe and Africa. Our work provides research driven innovations in governance, modelling concepts, technologies, decision support tools, and novel approaches to integrated water, energy, and infrastructure asset management. An extended understanding of the performance of contemporary urban water services will allow detailed exploration of transition pathways. Urban water cycle analysis will include use of an innovative systems metabolism model, derivation of key performance indicators, risk assessment, as well as broad stakeholder involvement and an analysis of public perceptions and governance modes. A number of emerging technologies in water supply, waste and storm water treatment and disposal, in water demand management and in the exploitation of alternative water sources will be analysed in terms of their cost-effectiveness, performance, safety and sustainability. Cross-cutting issues include innovations in urban asset management and water-energy nexus strengthening. The most promising interventions will be demonstrated and legitimised in the urban water systems of the ten participating pilot city regions. TRUST outcomes will be incorporated into planning guidelines and decision support tools, will be subject to life-cycle assessment, and be shaped by regulatory considerations as well as potential environmental, economic and social impacts. Outputs from the project will catalyse transformatory change in both the form and management of urban water services and give utilities increased confidence to specify innovative solutions to a range of pressing challenges.


HO CHI MINH, Vietnam, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, more than 400 exhibiting companies will take part in the 8th edition of Vietnam's leading international water supply, sanitation, water resources and purification event - VIETWATER 2016 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 9 to 11 November 2016. Organised by UBM Asia, this is the only trade exhibition, hosted by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), with strong support from the Administration of Technical Infrastructure, the Ministry of Construction (MOC), International Water Association (IWA), Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network, Singapore Water Association, IESE, Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association, Taiwan Environmental Manufacturers Association and other organisations. The exhibition expects to welcome over 11,000 industry players who are key decision-makers, leaders, managers, consultants, engineers, professionals and trade-visitors working in water supply, wastewater treatment, purification and sewerage from across the region and the world. All participants will have a chance to exchange and get the latest updates on market trends, innovations, solutions and technologies showcased at 13 international pavilions, including EU, France, Germany, Australia, Finland, Belgium, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan, amongst others. At this 2016 exhibition, participants can learn the latest industry technologies and solutions from 40 topics presented at three-day technical free to attend seminars, workshops, and the first water international conference with the theme "Sustainable Water Supply & Sewerage Development Solutions in the context of Climate Change: Water Resource Degradation, Drought, Saline Intrusion". Come and join VIETWATER 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on 9-10 November 2016 and from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on 11 November 2016 at SECC, 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Admission to the exhibition and seminars is free to all trade visitors. Discover Show Highlights for the three day exhibitions: Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has strong global network of 30 offices and 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 235 exhibitions and conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 vertical portals for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. The Representative Office of UBM ASIA in Ho Chi Minh City 6th Floor, KN Building, 74 Nguyen Khoai, Ward 2 District 4, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam T: +84 8 5401 2718 F: +84 8 5401 2717


HO CHI MINH, Vietnam, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, more than 400 exhibiting companies will take part in the 8th edition of Vietnam's leading international water supply, sanitation, water resources and purification event - VIETWATER 2016 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 9 to 11 November 2016. Organised by UBM Asia, this is the only trade exhibition, hosted by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), with strong support from the Administration of Technical Infrastructure, the Ministry of Construction (MOC), International Water Association (IWA), Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network, Singapore Water Association, IESE, Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association, Taiwan Environmental Manufacturers Association and other organisations. The exhibition expects to welcome over 11,000 industry players who are key decision-makers, leaders, managers, consultants, engineers, professionals and trade-visitors working in water supply, wastewater treatment, purification and sewerage from across the region and the world. All participants will have a chance to exchange and get the latest updates on market trends, innovations, solutions and technologies showcased at 13 international pavilions, including EU, France, Germany, Australia, Finland, Belgium, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan, amongst others. At this 2016 exhibition, participants can learn the latest industry technologies and solutions from 40 topics presented at three-day technical free to attend seminars, workshops, and the first water international conference with the theme "Sustainable Water Supply & Sewerage Development Solutions in the context of Climate Change: Water Resource Degradation, Drought, Saline Intrusion". Come and join VIETWATER 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on 9-10 November 2016 and from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on 11 November 2016 at SECC, 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Admission to the exhibition and seminars is free to all trade visitors. Discover Show Highlights for the three day exhibitions: - The Opening Ceremony keynote addressed by Ms. Phan Thi My Linh, Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam and VVIP guests, together with distinguished exhibitors, visitors, delegations and media representatives. - VVIP meeting with the participation of government representatives and leaders from different water associations. - 10 insightful topics presented at Vietwater Technical Seminar, Seminar Room 1 - The co-located exhibition -- RE & EE Vietnam 2016 Expo & Forum - Vietwater 2016 International Conference with the theme "Sustainable Water Supply & Sewerage Development Solutions in the context of Climate Change: Water Resource Degradation, Drought, and Saline Intrusion" - Vietwater Technical Seminars at Seminar Room 1 - Vietnam-Australia Workshop on Water Quality Management and Technological Innovation at Meeting Room 2 - GEC Workshop at Meeting Room 4 - The co-located exhibition – RE & EE Vietnam 2016 Expo & Forum - Exhibitors Networking Party at Main Lobby - Vietwater Technical Seminar at Seminar Room 2 - Small round table on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at Meeting Room 4 - The co-located exhibition – RE & EE Vietnam 2016 Expo & Forum Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has strong global network of 30 offices and 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 235 exhibitions and conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 vertical portals for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. The Representative Office of UBM ASIA in Ho Chi Minh City 6th Floor, KN Building, 74 Nguyen Khoai, Ward 2 District 4, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam T: +84 8 5401 2718 F: +84 8 5401 2717


News Article | November 21, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a global environmental engineering and consulting firm, announced that Val S. Frenkel, PhD, has joined the firm as Vice President of Process Engineering. A prominent industry expert with over 25 years of vast experience in water and wastewater treatment and water reuse process design, Dr. Frenkel is recognized as an international authority on desalination and membrane technologies.  In this key role at Greeley and Hansen, Dr. Frenkel will lead efforts to expand the firm's process engineering capabilities and opportunities for future growth in this area.  He will also serve as the global leader of the firm's Water Reuse Technical Center of Excellence. "The strategic addition of Dr. Frenkel to the Greeley and Hansen team, will even better position our firm to meet the increasingly complex challenges within the water and wastewater industry today," said Greeley and Hansen President, John C. Robak. "Val's impressive technical knowledge and expansive experience on major water and wastewater projects worldwide will be valuable assets for providing our clients with innovative and effective process configurations and sustainable solutions to meet their long-term needs." Dr. Frenkel most recently served as a Principal Project Manager for CH2M.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and Ontario, Canada and is also certified as a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Dr. Frenkel is an active member of numerous industry organizations, including the American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Water Environment Federation, among others. In addition, he is a Fellow of the International Water Association and has served on multiple water reuse and membrane processes committees for various industry organizations.  The author of more than 100 articles and presentations on a wide range of water reuse and treatment process topics, Dr. Frenkel has also contributed chapters to several industry-wide Manuals of Practice.  He is the author of a number of patents for his work and is the recipient of numerous professional awards. Greeley and Hansen is a leader in developing innovative engineering, architecture, and management solutions for a wide array of complex water, wastewater, and related infrastructure challenges. The firm has built upon over 100 years of proven civil and environmental engineering experience in all phases of project development and implementation to become a premier global provider of comprehensive services in the water sector. Greeley and Hansen is dedicated to designing better urban environments worldwide. http://www.greeley-hansen.com/new.htm


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV.2013.6.4-3 | Award Amount: 6.53M | Year: 2014

Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the risk of local surface flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communities. The threats posed need to be addressed not just in terms of flood prediction and control, but taking into account governance and socio-economic issues. PEARL brings together world leading expertise in both the domain of hydro-engineering and risk reduction and management services to pool knowledge and practical experience in order to develop more sustainable risk management solutions for coastal communities focusing on present and projected extreme hydro-meteorological events. The project will examine 7 case studies from across the EU to develop a holistic risk reduction framework that can identify multi-stressor risk assessment, risk cascading processes and strengthen risk governance by enabling an active role for key actors. The research programme links risk and root cause assessment through enhanced FORIN methodology, event prediction, forecast and warning, development of adaptive structural and non-structural strategies and active stakeholder participation. The project aims to develop novel technologies and methods that can improve the early warning process and its components; it builds a pan-European knowledge base gathering real case studies and demonstrations of best practice across the EU to support capacity development for the delivery of cost-effective risk-reduction plans. Additionally, the project provides an interface to relevant ongoing tsunami work: it plugs into global databases, early warning systems and processes at WMO, and contributes to community building, development of guidelines and communication avenues at the global level through IWA.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: ENV.2008.4.2.3.2. | Award Amount: 1.16M | Year: 2009

This collaborative research project will last 40 months and involve 10 partners. Its general aim is to contribute to the EU Renewed Sustainable Development Strategy through the enhancement of the links between policy and research on sustainable development in the field of sanitation (a crucial area with regard to environmental sustainability and quality of life in general). The project has two specific aims. 1. Generating new knowledge on the factors hindering the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge that can be immediately applied in support to sustainable development, and of identifying knowledge brokerage methods enabling to overcome these hindering factors and to maximise the exploitation of relevant knowledge. 2. Starting up a learning process on knowledge brokerage in general as a tool for the socialisation of Scientific and Technological Research. The project components, to be implemented in the partner countries, are: - Research. Activities will carried out for mapping the knowledge and technological options for environmentally sustainable sanitation (ESS), and the actors that possess this knowledge. This, together with a consultation of experts aimed at listing the obstacles to knowledge brokerage dissemination, will provide the basis for experimentations. - Experimentation. Knowledge brokerage experiments on ESS will be carried out in the Netherlands, Italy and Bulgaria via 3 pilot projects. - Learning. The results achieved will serve to start up a process aimed at drafting policy guidelines (including a position paper) on knowledge brokerage on ESS. - Dissemination. Dissemination and awareness-raising initiatives will be carried out on the project issues and results. 9 WPs are foreseen. WP1 and 2 for the first part of the research; WP3-6 will be devoted to the design and implementation of 3 pilot projects, WP7 will be devoted to learning process; WP8 will deal with dissemination and WP9 with project management.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: EO-1-2016 | Award Amount: 2.43M | Year: 2016

Satellite remote sensing has been evolved into a powerful tool for global monitoring of surface waters. Earth Observations (EO) and remote sensing are widely used for quantifying the physical parameters of reservoirs as well as for retrieving selected water constituents concentrations. Space-O aims at the integration of state of the art (EO) and in situ monitoring with advanced hydrological, water quality models and ICT tools into a powerful decision support system (DSS) for generating real time, short to medium term forecasting water flows and quality data in reservoirs which will be used for the optimization of water treatment plants (WTPs) operations, establishing a complete service line from EO to water business sector. An operational service platform will be designed to facilitate increased interoperability among EO and modeled services. Data acquisition and integration of almost real time EO data in the hydrological and water quality models will be implemented in order to provide improved real-time, short to medium term water quantity and quality forecasting in reservoirs. A risk-based DSS will be developed in order to enable cost-effective and environmental sustainable Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) operation, based on the water quality parameters forecasts at the reservoir, the in situ monitoring data and the data collected through supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems used in WTPs for operation control. Additionally, developing Copernicus Services (C3S) will be jointly assessed with site-specific data sets generated through the satellite, modeling, in situ and citizens monitoring services, to produce continuous monitored indicators for enabling water quality Risk Assessment analysis on a catchment level.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: WATER-4a-2014 | Award Amount: 1.02M | Year: 2015

The role of ICT in contributing to the Smart Technologies EIP Priority is widely recognised by the scientific community and water business professionals. Despite relevant progress and innovation achieved in this field, several barriers hinder the implementation of Smart Water Technologies such as the fragmentation of the sector, slow adoption, absence of SME development, and no holistic vision of water supply considering its whole life cycle. Moreover, at present a fully integrated Smart Water Network does not exist in Europe or globally. Hence, current lack of knowledge of EU water research and innovation results on industry, policy makers, and citizens is slowing down the widespread application of solutions that can leverage the development of the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow. This scenario shows that achieving water-related challenges cannot progress with the sole contribution of research. In this sense, the project has the vision of establishing and supporting a thriving, interconnected ICT for water community to promote the dissemination and exploitation of EU funded activities and results in this area. WIDEST will address its goals through a project-to-project approach and the coordination among relevant stakeholders by means of five objectives that will include, amongst others: Conducting literature reviews of relevant academic and commercial references; Establishing common frameworks such as standards, guidelines, website, video channel; Organizing events including conferences, workshops, special sessions; Producing three Topical Roadmaps and one Overall Roadmap; Producing a Portfolio of effective ICT for water management technologies including the methodology to build, update and execute it. The project is backed by a strong consortium composed by institutions with proven track record and expertise across different facets of ICT for water research, including established connections with key stakeholders.


Richaud B.,DHI | Jessen O.Z.,DHI | Cross K.,International Water Association
Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing | Year: 2015

There is a growing sense of urgency to build resilience towards droughts as an integral part of managing water resources among countries, basin organizations and other end users such as irrigation authorities, industries and utilities in transboundary contexts. A generic decision support system integrating flood and drought management tools is developed in the context of this project with the objective to support planning activities at transboundary and local scale. The aim of the project is to ensure that water planning at both a basin and a local level, specifically with urban water utilities, addresses drought issues, resulting in solutions that are robust and resilient in planning and mitigating drought impacts. The project is a global initiative funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and three pilot basins have been identified for development and testing of the methodology prior to promotion and application in other basins. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.

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