DEMONSTRATION OF PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR A CIRCULAR, INTEGRATED AND SYMBIOTIC USE OF WATER
Symbiosis Center Denmark has extensive knowledge of and experience with the circular potential in water and waste water treatment. Based on previous projects and close collaboration with Kalundborg Symbiosis, Symbiosis Center Denmark can share lessons learned and help accelerate the conversion to a more sustainable use of water through Project Ô.
The overall objective of Project Ô is to provide stakeholders (everybody using or regulating the use of water in an area) with a toolkit that enables them to plan the use of and utilise the resource water whatever its history and provenance, obtaining significant energy savings in terms of avoided treatment of water and waste water and release of pressure (quantity abstracted and pollution released) over green water sources. This overall objective will be demonstrated in up to four sites in different countries of Europe and in Israel, involving industries, aquaculture and agriculture as well as local authorities of different sizes.
Project Ô intends to demonstrate approaches and technologies to drive an integrated and sym-biotic use of water within a specific area, putting together the needs of different users and waste water producers, involving regulators, service providers, civil society, industry and agriculture.
The project duration period is 48 months. In that time period, 22 European participating countries and Israel will be working on achieving Project Ô’s objectives and to demonstrate how local, small loops of water management can be beneficial in alleviating the pressures over a water management system while allowing for a circular economy vision of the resource “water”. While demonstrating technologies and platforms, the project interfaces water resource and spatial planning and fosters social innovation for achieving co-creation and public ownership of the innovative approaches and technologies proposed.
22 partners from Austria, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Croa-tia, Israel and Italy.
The project is funded by Horizon 2020
Total cost: EUR 10.692.937,68
EU contribution: EUR 9.261.272,38
Symbiosis Center Denmark: EUR 136.040
1/6-2018 to 31/5-2022
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