Development of large-scale innovation applications for multiple water users and sectors at various relevant scenarios.

The B-WaterSmart project has the objective to accelerate the transformation to water-smart economies and societies in coastal Europe and beyond. The project applies a large-scale systemic innovation approach to select, connect and demonstrate a tailored suite of technology, management and smart data solutions for multiple water users and sectors, and create new business models based on circular economy and water-smartness.

In addition, B-WaterSmart project will develop methodologies, tools and processes to allow the safe use of water alternative sources, particularly reused water, to improve water efficiency and to make cities more prepared to water scarcity and to the different challenges of the climate change.

During the project, different case studies will be conducted in six European regions: Alicante (Spain), Bodo (Norway), Flanders (Belgium), Lisbon (Portugal), East Frisia (Germany) and Venice (Italy). Eurecat, through its Water, Air and Soil Unit (WAS) Unit and its Smart Management Systems Unit, will participate in the case study of Alicante, providing expertise and solutions to the recovery of ammonium by means of membrane distillation.

The project is coordinated by IWW Water Centre (Germany) and counts with the participation of 35 participants from different European countries.


General details


B-WaterSmart – Accelerating water-smartness in coastal Europe

Project reference 

H2020-SC5-2019-2 – 869171

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the European Union’s programme Horizon 2020 under the call CE-SC5-04-2019 – Building a water-smart economy and society

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