Cetaqua’s LIFE+ AQUAENVEC project wins a European Project Award 2013
06 June 2013
The project coordinated by Cetaqua and called LIFE+ AQUAENVEC, on the assessment and improvement of the eco-efficiency of the urban water cycle through the analysis of the life cycle and costs, won best European work in the European Projects Awards 2013 in the ongoing projects category. The presentation of the awards, organized by the European Projects Association (EPA), will take place tomorrow Thursday 6 June in Brussels.
The project will likewise be presented publicly in the course “Projects Development & Networking for EU Projects”, in the framework of the World Research and Innovation Congress.
For greater eco-efficiency
The main objective of LIFE+ AQUAENVEC is to provide tools to help with decision-making in order to improve the relationship between the environmental impact and the cost of urban water cycle activities. In particular, it assesses and proposes actions to improve the eco-efficiency of the urban water cycle, integrating the perspectives of analysis of the life cycle and of the cost cycle. It is developed in different small and medium-sized towns of Galicia and Catalonia, and the towns of Betanzos and Calafell are the reference case studies.
The three-year project has just finished its first year and a half, and has a budget of almost €1.6m, financed 50% by the
LIFE+ programme of the European Commission. LIFE+ AQUAENVEC is coordinated by Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, and has been implemented in collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the University of Valencia (UV). It has the collaboration of Aquagest Galicia, Sorea, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, the Catalan Office for Climate Change, Aqualogy, Clabsa and Betanzos Town Council.
For further details on the project, visit http://www.life-aquaenvec.eu/.