Drinking Water

Water Related Projects of Societal Challenge 5

Policy Co-Creation Workshop

Date: 12 May 2021

Time: 10:00-12:15 CEST

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What has been the impact of Horizon 2020 projects in helping us with the management and resilience of water resources and improving water treatment systems? And how can policy actions create and stimulate the desired impacts in the fields of science, society and the economy? These were questions the IMPACT-SC5 project addressed, during a series of thematic Policy Co-Creation Workshops. Fifth and last in the series was this workshop on Water projects in SC5. This workshop was held online on 12 May 2021, 10:00-12:15 CEST.

This was a policy co-creation workshop, aimed at discussing the results of our analysis regarding the Water related projects of Societal Challenge 5. In addition, during the workshop we collectively identified how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.

The workshop was organised digitally in the context of IMPACT-SC5, an Horizon 2020 project that reviews the 87 RIAs and IAs funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme 2014-2015, in terms of their scientific, economic, societal and environmental performance and impacts, both individually and across portfolios of projects. A briefing document was prepared in advance of the workshop. The recording of the session can be viewed here.

Workshop Agenda

Policy co-creation workshop AGENDA: Water
Session 1 – Presentation of the WATER portfolio’s conclusions and panel discussion
5 minutesWelcome and brief presentation of the IMPACT-SC5 project.
10 minutesThe SMART-Plant project and its results – Dr. Francesco Fatone (Project Coordinator, UNIVPM, Università Politecnica Delle Marche)
10 minutesPresentation of the Water portfolio impact assessment and conclusions.
30 minutesQ&A from participants.

Panel discussion on the Water portfolio impact assessment and conclusions in relation to scientific, societal/environmental and economic impacts.

Panel members:

  • Giulio Pattanaro, REA
  • Guido Smith, Fresh Thoughts Consulting GmbH
Session 2 – Co-Creation on Policy Recommendations
5 minutesApproach and methodology utilised during the co-creation
45 minutesCo-Creation session on how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.
5 minutesClosing remarks

SC5 Water Projects List

The Water project portfolio comprises the following projects:

Project clustersProject AcronymProject nameProject URL
Project cluster 5.1



MOSESManaging crOp water Saving with Enterprise Serviceshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642258
MASLOWATENMArket uptake of an innovative irrigation Solution based on LOW WATer-ENergy consumptionhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/640771
CENTAURCost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Riskhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641931
iMETlandA new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatmenthttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642190
CYTO-WATERIntegrated and portable image cytometer for rapid response to Legionella and Escherichia coli in industrial and environmental watershttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642356
REGROUNDColloidal Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the REclamation of Toxic Metal Contaminated GROUNDwater Aquifers, Drinking Water Wells, and Riverbank Filtrationshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641768
SUBSOLbringing coastal SUBsurface water SOLutions to the markethttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642228
INCOVERInnovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewaterhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689242
INTEGROILDemonstration of a Decision Support System for a Novel Integrated Solution aimed at Water Reuse in the Oil & Gas Industryhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688989
WADIInnovative Airborne Water Leak Detection Surveillance Servicehttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689239
INTCATCHDevelopment and application of Novel, Integrated Tools for monitoring and managing Catchmentshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689341
IMPREXIMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremeshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641811
BINGOBringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate changehttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641739
MAGICMoving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Securityhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689669
SIM4NEXUSSustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europehttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689150


Use of a Decision-Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus in complex and trans-boundary water resources systems of fast-growing developing countries




Project cluster 5.2




ECWRTIECOLORO: Reuse of Wastewater from the Textile Industryhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642494
POWERSTEPFull scale demonstration of energy positive sewage treatment plant concepts towards market penetrationhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641661
Eco-UVLow carbon footprint and eco-innovative UV water disinfectionhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641702
SALTGAEDemonstration project to prove the techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat saline wastewater from the food industryhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689785
SMART-PlantScale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plantshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690323
AquaNESDemonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systemshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689450
INNOQUAInnovative Ecological on-site Sanitation System for Water and Resource Savingshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689817
FLOWEREDde-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate changehttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690378
VicInAquaIntegrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basinhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689427
MADFORWATERDevelopMent AnD application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wasteWATER treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs ofhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688320
SafeWaterAfricaSelf-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areashttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689925
WATERSPOUTTWater – Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologieshttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688928

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