On the 2nd of November 2016 the European project WaterInnEU (Applying European market leadership to river basin networks and spreading of innovation on water ICT models, tools and data), coordinated by CREAF, will hold its 1st Marketplace E-Pitch Event. It can be followed on-line and will be a good opportunity for putting different actors in river basin management in touch with each other.
The WaterInnEU Marketplace (to be launched at the end of October) is a matchmaking hub that has been established to accelerate the market translation of products and services of specific relevance to river basin management. The Marketplace directly supports innovations from across Europe that have been previously funded by the EU, but have yet to achieve market adoption. Its role is to raise awareness amongst river basin managers, their supply chains, and stakeholders of the availability of potentially relevant new products, and to facilitate introductions with their owners. The Marketplace includes a combination of commercially available products and services, developers seeking collaborators for market deployment, and open source models.
Are you interested in innovative products and approaches and would like to hear more about them from the developers themselves? Then join the next Marketplace E-Pitch Event on November 2nd 2016 at 14h CET.
In an one-hour session, short presentations will be given by a first cohort of product developers from our platform in a web-based event that gives you the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers directly from the product developers themselves:
ADESBA Real Time Control (RTC)
A fully automated real-time control system that minimizes combined sewer overflow using accurate communication between single CSO facilities, ensuring effective use of the total existing storage capacity of the system and therefore facilitaing a reduction in the volume of overflow. The pre-configured control system represents a step forward in terms of practical and rapid implementation of sewer network control. Stage of development: Commercially available. Product Owner: SEGNO Industrie Automation GmbH
ASR-Coastal (Aquifer Storage & Recovery)
An innovative ASR technology that helps safeguard sustainable, year-round, fresh water supply to coastal areas. ASR enables freshwater surpluses (rainwater, surface runoff etc.) that arise during wet periods to be filtered and stored in underground wells, and pumped back to the surface during dry periods. Combining the filtration system with a specialised RO desalination technology increases recovery of freshwater from 29% to 100% and also reduces the risk of salt water intrusion and subsidence. Stage of development: Commercially available. Product Owner: KWR Watercycle Research Institute
Aquasurvey supports users through all the necessary steps of collecting geographical data within the framework of a field survey campaign: from the design of the survey, through the concrete collection of data using mobile devices, to integration of the data in GIS or statistical software applications. The tool has been specifically customized for the water sector, and can be used with simple hand-held devices in rural areas, even where there is no internet connection (via offline options). The straightforward but effective workflow allows the survey to be conducted by non-experts, potentially enabling increased coverage with reduced costs. Stage of development: Beta version. License/copyright: Free and open source. Product Owner: JRC.
Water Emission Inventory planning Support System - A software package that enables measurement and analysis of both point and diffuse emission sources and subsequent transportation of pollution to surface waters. There are three modules: the first deals with the spatial distribution of the emissions; the second represents all relevant transport routes, including direct discharges, the sewer system and runoff; and the third enables full analysis of the results, including user friendly visual outputs (maps and tables) for specific spatial entities at every node of the transport route. The software can also be used to store and compare results over many years, and to create and model scenarios as part of decision support exercises. Stage of development: Commercially available. Product Owners: VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VMM - Flemish Environment Agency.
By the end of March 2015 the European Commission gave the go-ahead for the two-year project "WaterInnEU". The goal of the project is to create a virtual marketplace that summarises the available instruments and information sources in the field of river basin management in a neat and easily usable format. Current research results and innovative strategies and solutions will in this way be able to be gained directly from river basin managers, political decision-makers, industrial experts and interested citizens and then be utilised more easily than before in each individual river basin.
WaterInnEU is funded as part of Horizon 2020 and implemented by a comprehensive consortium of eight institutions and companies. As part of this international consortium, adelphi is carrying out an EU-wide analysis of stakeholders and their application of tools that are at hand for sustainable river basin management.