- Short Form: URBAN_WFTP.
- Full name: Introduction of water impact (WFTP) strategy in city location to keep track of, assess and improve the water use.
- Priority: Environment.
- Area of Treatment:3.4 Sustaining Eco-friendly Technologies and also Activities.
- Period: November 2012 – November 2014 (25 months).
- Complete budget:.
- ERDF payment: EUR 1.583.739,20.
- EUR 1.240.031,98.
Partnership: Division of Industrial Design of the College of Padova (Veneto, IT), Giacomo Rumor Foundation 39 Performance Facility (Veneto, IT), DISTRICT OF VICENZA (Veneto, IT), System for Environmental Engineering, College of Innsbruck (Tirol, AT), alpS Ltd. (Tirol, AT), INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Advancement as well as Technology Firm Nonprofit Ltd. (Eszak-Alfold, HU), Chamber of Business as well as Sector for Györ-Moson-Sopron Region (Nyugat-Dunantul, HU), Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Dolnoslaskie, PL), Local Water and Sewer Firm S.A. in Wroclaw (Dolnoslaskie, PL).
URBAN_WFTP – Summary.
Environment change, a growing world populace, as well as commercial air pollution are only several of the aspects bring about a boosted discussion on the schedule of fresh water for our future. The European Union recognised water to be a key resource for the lasting advancement of its countries as well as is establishing certain actions as well as directives to sustain the diffusion of environment-friendly innovations as well as practices. As over 75% percent of the European population stay in urbanised locations, there is a demand to act at metropolitan level with concerns to both behavior and innovations because European water plan.
The task URBAN WFTP focuses on water system network management in urbanised locations with an open potential to boost presently utilized technologies and incorporate ingenious tools for tracking, managing water networks, top quality of water guaranteeing along time and drainage’s therapies.
In order to achieve this objective, the Water Impact approach represents an option for far better water administration as well as use of water.
The project involves 9 companions coming from five nations, including universities experienced in the application of Water Impact strategy, communities able to set local policies as well as advancement methods in addition to business experienced in water administration organisation, been experts in modern technology transfer and also dissemination.
- URBAN_WFTP – Objectives.
The URBAN WFTP job focuses on water management in city areas. The use and promo of the Water Footprint technique will be discussed and examined. A core purpose of the task is to develop a global method for reviewing the water use and also the preservation of water sources in metropolitan locations.
The objective of joint job tasks is to support.
- eco-friendly tasks in city areas.
- environmentally friendly technologies.
- exchange of experience on the water administration issues.
- promotion of global motivations for water eco-innovations.
The task will certainly add to the application of environmentally friendly tasks in central Europe. Promoting the application of the Water Footprint method will certainly allow municipalities to much better specify environmentally friendly policies, strategies and approaches by evaluating the ecological advantages of the intro of new innovations and also activities. By sustaining the eco-friendly technologies once again via utilizing the Water Impact come close to one of the most efficient innovations as well as techniques can be recognized in city areas.
Additionally, with close cooperation of companions as well as an intensive exchange of expertise the diffusion and making use of eco-friendly innovations for neighborhood and also local suppliers of framework will certainly be assured. The transnational interpretation of usual methods will add to advertise global rewards (granting systems, best-practice web-platforms, certificate) for water eco-innovations.
- URBAN_WFTP – Tasks.
Recap of activities:. The Central Europe job URBAN_WFTP is concentrated on private as well as commercial use of water and aims to create a Central Europe usual method for examining the water use and also the preservation of water sources in Urban Locations.
URBAN_WFTP projct began on November 2012 and also will certainly last 25 months till November 2014: during this moment project partners aim to present Water Footprint Method in Central Europe metropolitan locations as this method stand for the far better way to handle as well as make use of water.
This tool supports at best choice making processes with information and also info regarding water management as well as use. The usual method has been used in 3 various Urban Areas ibn order to examine its efficiency: Italy, Austria and Poland.
The final objectives of the task are: turn on technology, procedures, techniques and move processes; evaluate the impacts of brand-new eco-technologies and also eco-behaviours in Urban areas.
URBAN_WFTP tasks and results are:
1) meaning of WFTP approach in 3 city locations and also sharing of results and end results;
2) application and also test of WFTP approach in 3 Districts of Central Europe (Vicenza, Innsbruck and also Wroclaw) and also sharing of experiences amongst companions;
3) activation of 3 WFTP Laboratory to handle WFTP renovation strategies as well as sharing of techniques;
4) meaning of a standard CE WFTP method relevant in other metropolitan areas:
5) put the basis for the implementation of various other WFTP Labs in CE nations after the end of the task;
6) identification of ideal practices, treatments and innovation for a far better usage and management of water. Right now Project Partners elaborated the framework of the model for the application of the Water Impact Indication to the city context.
The model has actually been structured in 3 degrees: Model A, that offers a worldwide review, the model B, that distinguishes the payment of the different land uses to the international water useof the different typologies of buildings that exist in the city.
There is a forth-transversal part of the model, the Virtual Water design, which researches the water trade pertaining to the products eaten as well as produced into the city.The model A has actually been applied to each UWFL.
Moreover a Water Footprint Lab overview has actually been created. Results: 3.2.2: Report with the analysis of the 3 city water impact areas.3.3.3: the outcomes of the global water impact assessment were reported in three various records. 3.4.1: interpretation of 6 different situations for comprehending how the Water Footprint of each UWFL can alter in function of various elements.
All the results have actually been reported in a Level of sensitivity analysis report.3.5.2-3.5.4: LP, PP5 and PP9 examined WFTP technique at different levels; 3.5.4: All these approaches are reported in a Standard.3.6.1: collection of information on water-actors in the different nations; 3.6.2: production of a specific data source of CE water stars.