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 minutes Welcome and brief presentation of the IMPACT-SC5 project.
10 minutes The SMART-Plant project and its results – Dr. Francesco Fatone (Project Coordinator, UNIVPM, Università Politecnica Delle Marche)
10 minutes Presentation of the Water portfolio impact assessment and conclusions.
30 minutes Q&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 minutes Approach and methodology utilised during the co-creation
45 minutes Co-Creation session on how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.
5 minutes Closing remarks

SC5 Water Projects List

The Water project portfolio comprises the following projects:

Project clusters Project Acronym Project name Project URL
Project cluster 5.1



MOSES Managing crOp water Saving with Enterprise Services https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642258
MASLOWATEN MArket uptake of an innovative irrigation Solution based on LOW WATer-ENergy consumption https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/640771
CENTAUR Cost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Risk https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641931
iMETland A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642190
CYTO-WATER Integrated and portable image cytometer for rapid response to Legionella and Escherichia coli in industrial and environmental waters https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642356
REGROUND Colloidal Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the REclamation of Toxic Metal Contaminated GROUNDwater Aquifers, Drinking Water Wells, and Riverbank Filtrations https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641768
SUBSOL bringing coastal SUBsurface water SOLutions to the market https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642228
INCOVER Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689242
INTEGROIL Demonstration of a Decision Support System for a Novel Integrated Solution aimed at Water Reuse in the Oil & Gas Industry https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688989
WADI Innovative Airborne Water Leak Detection Surveillance Service https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689239
INTCATCH Development and application of Novel, Integrated Tools for monitoring and managing Catchments https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689341
IMPREX IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremes https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641811
BINGO Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate change https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641739
MAGIC Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689669
SIM4NEXUS Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe https://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




ECWRTI ECOLORO: Reuse of Wastewater from the Textile Industry https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642494
POWERSTEP Full scale demonstration of energy positive sewage treatment plant concepts towards market penetration https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641661
Eco-UV Low carbon footprint and eco-innovative UV water disinfection https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641702
SALTGAE Demonstration project to prove the techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat saline wastewater from the food industry https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689785
SMART-Plant Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690323
AquaNES Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689450
INNOQUA Innovative Ecological on-site Sanitation System for Water and Resource Savings https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689817
FLOWERED de-FLuoridation technologies for imprOving quality of WatEr and agRo-animal products along the East African Rift Valley in the context of aDaptation to climate change https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690378
VicInAqua Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689427
MADFORWATER DevelopMent AnD application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wasteWATER treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688320
SafeWaterAfrica Self-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areas https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689925
WATERSPOUTT Water – Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologies https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688928

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