• Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room D2 Pav.
  • English
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) and Water Europe

Water is transversal in systemic strategies for circular transition and sustainable development of cities, regions, industries and communities. Green, grey and digital solutions, combined with proper governance and business approaches are being developed in Horizon2020 Innovation Actions and can make a crucial socio-economic impact towards the Green Deal objectives. This workshop will bring together major local and territorial innovative case studies and deliver a platform of experience to promote living lab approaches.

Section Chairs

Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission – European Research Executive Agency – Head of Sector B3.002 - Green Europe - Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment (TBC)
Andrea Rubini, CTS Ecomondo and Water Europe
Francesco Fatone, CTS Ecomondo and Università Politecnica delle Marche


10.00-10.30 Water in Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and National Initiatives: lessons learnt, aligning programs and synergizing efforts

Focus on Horizon Europe - Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission
Focus on Water JPI - Giuseppina Monacelli, Chair Water JPI
Focus on Water4All - Maria Chiara Sole, Italian representative in Water4All, ISPRA


10.30-11.00 Digital Transition in Water-Smart Cities: Digital-Water City
Chair Nicolas Caradot – Berlin Competence for Water, Germany – Project Coordinator

Contributions from case studies:

MILANO - Play with serious game and matchmaking tool
Marco Bernardi, Claudio Gandolfi and Adriano Mancini (TBC) – Gruppo CAP, UNIMI and UNIVPM

PARIS - SIAAP - Demo of Early Warning System for bathing water
Sofia Housni  Sanitation for Greater Paris SIAAP

BERLIN - Demo for sensors for tracking illicit sewer connections
Michel Gunkel (TBC) - Berliner Wasserbetriebe BWB

11.05-11.20 Circular integration of regional water and waste services: BBI CIRCULAR BIOCARBON flagship
Natalia Alfaro Borjabad URBASER, Spain – Project Coordinator

11.20-11.30 Break

11.30-12.05 Circular Transition in small and decentralized communities: HYDROUSA
Costas Noutsopulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece – Project Coordinator

Contributions from case studies:

LESVOS island
Fabio Masi, IRIDRA

TINOS island
Nikos Bedau, Tinos Eco Lodge

MYKONOS island
Antonios Eleftheriou, Hydraspis

Financial Instruments and business models
Eric Mino, SEMIDE 

12.05-12.35 Circular Transitions in industrialized regions: NextGen and ULTIMATE
Gerard van den Berg and Jos Frijns Water Research Institute KWR, Netherlands – project coordinator
Michele Del Corso, ARETUSA, Italy
Giovanni Cannata, WEST Systems, Italy

12.35-12.50 Water-smart coastal regions: B-WaterSmart
David Schwesig, IWW, Germany - Project Coordinator
Patrizia Ragazzo, VERITAS, Italy

12.50 Wrap up, conclusions and plans for follow-up
Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission