An extended understanding of the performance of contemporary urban water services will allow detailed exploration of transition pathways. Urban water cycle analysis will include use of an innovative systems metabolism model, derivation of key performance indicators, risk assessment, as well as broad stakeholder involvement and an analysis of public perceptions and governance modes.
A number of emerging technologies in water supply, waste and storm water treatment and disposal, in water demand management and in the exploitation of alternative water sources will be analysed in terms of their cost-effectiveness, performance, safety and sustainability. Cross-cutting issues include innovations in urban asset management and water-energy nexus strengthening. The most promising interventions will be demonstrated and legitimised in the urban water systems of the ten participating pilot city regions.
PROJECT GOALS:Climate change, population growth and migration, increasing urbanisation and ageing infrastructure are all expected to impose significant strains on urban water systems in Europe and elsewhere over the coming decades. Cities across the continent will experience increasingly frequent shortfalls in the supply and demand balance, particularly during the summer months. More intense rainfall events will lead to local flooding of properties and transport systems and to pollution of receiving waters. Sustainable solutions to these challenges need to be sensitive to long-term investment needs, but also to increasing energy prices, demands for low carbon intensity solutions, and the need to reduce gas emissions from urban activities. Innovative tools, technologies and management options are needed to ensure more sustainable urban water services regimes.
Our work provides research-driven innovations in governance, modelling concepts, technologies and novel approaches to integrated water, energy, and infrastructure asset management. TRUST outcomes will be incorporated into planning guidelines and decision support tools, will be subject to life-cycle assessment and be shaped by regulatory considerations as well as potential environmental, economic and social impacts. TRUST will produce a variety of different products and outcomes, ranging from scientific reports and reviews, training material, different types of models and tools to technological and managerial innovations.
The main expected impacts of TRUST are to ensure long-term environmental safety and welfare for which the efficient use of resources is a key requisite. Research should promote the uptake of sustainable technologies, products and services through e.g. renewable energy, low carbon and resource efficient products. We believe that outputs from the project will catalyse transformatory change in both the form and management of urban water services and give water utilities increased confidence to specify innovative solutions to a range of pressing challenges.
The TRUST roadmap links strategy to future needs and actions and incorporates a plan for needed adaptations measures to be available at the right time. It addresses to managers and decision makers of urban water services related institutions in each city/demonstration cluster of the project and can be adapted in general for all strategic UWCS planning activities.
The roadmap process can consider good practices of water service related institutions (e.g. drinking water/wastewater utility, local administration, local government, NGOs etc.) for urban water management and its sustainable planning.
It will help to find the individual pathway to sustainable UWCS focussing on individual/regional/local adaptation needs and ambitions of the TRUST cities/demonstration clusters. The roadmap is designed as a communication approach that organises a collaborative strategic planning for sustainable USWC in 2040. It supports a direct exchange between all relevant actors.
An open interest of the cities/demonstration areas in transition and adaptation issues is a very important element for a successful roadmap demonstration.
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Title: Transitions To The Urban Water Services Of Tomorrow
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IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Dr. SCHWESIG David
Phone: +49 208 40303 215
ADDITION PROJECTOS E SERVICOS DE INFORMATICA LDA
Contact person: Mr. VITORINO Diogo
ADP AGUAS DE PORTUGAL SERVICOS AMBIENTAIS SA
Contact person: Mr. GASCÃO José
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Contact person: Prof. DI FEDERICO Vittorio
APA NOVA BUCURESTI SA
Contact person: Mr. VALLETEAU DE MOULLIAC Arnaud
BREIVOLL INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES AS
Contact person: Mr. VANGDAL Arne Christian
CANAL DE ISABEL II
Contact person: Mr. FRANCISCO Cubillo
Contact person: Dr. JEFFREY Paul
Contact person: Dr. BOHNACKER Arnulf
HAMBURGER WASSERWERKE GMBH
Contact person: Dr. AUGUSTIN Kim
HR WALLINGFORD LTD
Contact person: Mr. KELLAGHER Richard
INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT PROF. DR. SIEKER MBH
Contact person: Dr. SIEKER Heiko
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Contact person: Dr. MALHOA Teresa
INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Contact person: Mr. ROBERTSON Keith
IREN ACQUA GAS SPA
Contact person: Dr. BERTOZZI Robert
KWR WATER B.V.
Contact person: Dr. VAN DEN HOVEN Theo
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Contact person: Dr. ALEGRE Helena
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Contact person: Ms. MERTZELOU Georgia
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Contact person: Dr. WALSØ Geir
Contact person: Mr. KRISTIANSEN Per
S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL CONSULTING GMBH
Contact person: Dr. GEBEL Joachim
SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND B.V.
Contact person: Mr. KOELEMEIJER Ewaldus
Contact person: Mr. PONTON George
Contact person: Dr. VAN DER HOEK Jan Peter
Contact person: Dr. DANIELSEN Svein Willy
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Contact person: Dr. FEKETE Robert
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Contact person: Dr. CLARKE Enda
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Contact person: Mr. PEREZ GARCIA Jose Antonio
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
Contact person: Mr. COUTURIER Stéphane
YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.
Contact person: Ms. PEDRO Mónica