EcoWater Meso-level eco-efficiency indicators to assess technologies & their uptake in water use sectors
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Project Type: RTD
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Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
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EcoWater aims to address the existing gap in meso-level eco-efficiency metrics by adopting a systemsí approach to develop eco-efficiency indicators, using
water service systems as case application examples (Case Studies).
By studying the corresponding value chains, as well as the (economic) actors involved and their interactions, the project will further seek to understand
how technological changes in water systems interrelate, and influence the economic and environmental profile of water use in different sectors.
The specific research objectives of EcoWater concern the:
1.Selection of eco-efficiency indicators, suitable for assessing the system-wide eco-efficiency improvements (or deteriorations) from innovative
2.Integration of existing tools and assessment methods in a coherent modelling environment, allowing for system-wide environmental and economic benchmarks
3.Elaboration of exemplary Case Studies in different systems and sectors to assess innovative technologies and practices
4.Analysis and characterisation of existing structures and policy instruments for technology uptake, through the development and testing of different
scenarios on relevant policy and management factors
EcoWater is a Research Project supported through the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
It aims at the development of meso-level eco-efficiency indicators for technology assessment, through a systems' approach, and is implemented by a Consortium
of 9 Institutes and Universities across Europe.
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EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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Professor Paul Bardos
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