EERES4WATER

Promoting Energy-water Nexus resource efficiency through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The EERES4WATER project aims to optimize the energy management of the integral water cycle. Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) leads this project, which also includes 11 research centres and technology companies from five Atlantic countries (Spain, Portugal, France, the UK and Ireland).

This Atlantic cooperation project intends to implement technological innovations and articulate common policies -at institutional, technical and social levels- to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources in processes and resources related to the integral water cycle, through the involvement of the public administration, universities, research centres, SMEs and business associations from the participating regions and beyond.

EERES4WATER has a budget of 3,1 million euros, funded with 2,3 million euros by the European Union through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, which supports transnational cooperation projects in 36 Atlantic regions for their development and sustainable growth. These regions share similar problems regarding the high energy-water interdependency, requiring a specific political framework aligned with European directives and joint actions on technological advances.

Partners

Budget and deadline

Budget: 3,1 million €

Deadline: 01/04/2019 - 30/03/2022

CTA activity

CTA will coordinate Project implementation and development, supporting Project partners, and will liase with the JS. Moreover, CTA will contribute to communication plan design, development of communication materials, organisation of a Open Innovation webinar and daily communication activities. Concerning results capitalisation, CTA will organise and conduct capitalisation workshops, clustering actions and will support to the Transnational Service on Innovative Energy and Water technologies (SIEW). As for the institutional environment, CTA will analyse regional policies, best practices, etc., providing recommendations for policy makers. Finally, CTA will implement Open Innovation strategies in order to boost knowledge transfer between private sector and academia.