Name
B-Water Smart
country
Portugal
Goal
The water sector in coastal areas is facing a couple of challenges such as water scarcity and increasing water demands due to climate change and economic and population growth. This can lead to overexploitation of resources, quality deterioration and regional imbalances in the availability of water resources. To tackle these challenges, the European research project building a water-smart society and economy, short B-WaterSmart, develops and demonstrates smart technologies and circular economy approaches. In order to implement those solutions more strongly in the practice of the water sector, technical and digital solutions as well as new business models are jointly developed by the project partners. The aim is to accelerate the transformation to water-smart economies and societies in coastal Europe and beyond by reducing the use of freshwater resources, improving the recovery and reuse of resources, and increase water use efficiency.
Main Topic
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
All Topics
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
Fostering a just transition: leaving no one behind (fostering i.e. inclusivity, equity, empowerment of marginalized communities or other goals regarding justice)
Scale
  • City and peri-urban
  • International
Actors
  • Community-based initiative (i.e. citizens, cooperative, neighbourhood group)
  • Social enterprise (i.e. for-profit company, but has primary objective to achieve social and/or ecological benefits)
  • Regional government
  • National government
Maturity
2
Actions
Facilitating dialogue and networking
Aims
  • Socio-cultural aims: changing acceptance, behaviour, social norms, networks, traditions or contributing to knowledge build-up
  • Socio-economic aims: changing business models, market structures and economic systems
  • Socio-political aims: changing governance arrangements, different power structures, citizen participation and others
  • Socio-technical aims: changing technology, such as infrastructures, material or tangible innovation
Category
Doing
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CONTACT

For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@aru.ac.uk) and Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@aru.ac.uk).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101036640. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the SHARED GREEN DEAL HAS project and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.