WATER4CROPS

Integrating bio-treated wastewater with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in EU and India

 Coordinatore CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE 

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giuseppe
Cognome: Tullo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 5820541
Fax: +39 080 5313365

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 7˙696˙538 €
 EC contributo 5˙973˙689 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-08-01   -   2016-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giuseppe
Cognome: Tullo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 080 5820541
Fax: +39 080 5313365

IT (ROMA) coordinator 809˙474.00
2    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

 Organization address address: Via Zamboni 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Silvio
Cognome: Salvi
Email: send email
Telefono: 390512000000
Fax: 390512000000

IT (BOLOGNA) participant 582˙858.00
3    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON WILTSHIRE
postcode: SN2 1EU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Shiralee
Cognome: Aland
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1793411676
Fax: +44 1793411545

UK (SWINDON WILTSHIRE) participant 440˙105.00
4    INOFEA GMBH

 Organization address address: HOCHBERGERSTRASSE 60C
city: BASEL
postcode: 4057

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yves
Cognome: Dudal
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 76 333 0557

CH (BASEL) participant 399˙999.00
5    VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

 Organization address address: Boeretang 200
city: MOL
postcode: 2400

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Erik
Cognome: Jansen
Email: send email
Telefono: 3214335569

BE (MOL) participant 390˙490.00
6    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Linda
Cognome: Oud
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 486612
Fax: +31 317 419000

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 360˙420.00
7    FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

 Organization address address: BAHNHOFSTRASSE 6
city: WINDISCH
postcode: 5210

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Corvini
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 61 467 43 44
Fax: +41 61 467 47 01

CH (WINDISCH) participant 355˙787.00
8    Consorzio di bonifica di secondo grado per il Canale emiliano romagnolo

 Organization address address: Ernesto Masi 8
city: Bologna
postcode: 40137

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Claudia
Cognome: Zucchini
Email: send email
Telefono: 390514000000

IT (Bologna) participant 299˙961.00
9    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francois
Cognome: Tardieu
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 99 61 26 32
Fax: +33 4 67 61 21 16

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) participant 279˙999.00
10    SIMA-TEC GMBH

 Organization address address: VOGELSRATHER WEG 1
city: SCHWALMTAL
postcode: 41366

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mark
Cognome: Enders
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2233 946310

DE (SCHWALMTAL) participant 229˙320.00
11    BIONACTIS INTERNATIONAL GROUP (BIG)SA

 Organization address address: ROUTE DE L ILE AU BOIS 1 A
city: MONTHEY
postcode: 1870

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pierre
Cognome: Salvat
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 76 572 58 28

CH (MONTHEY) participant 227˙320.00
12    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

 Organization address address: Permoser Strasse 15
city: LEIPZIG
postcode: 4318

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annette
Cognome: Schmidt
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 341 235 1663
Fax: +49 341 235 1386

DE (LEIPZIG) participant 200˙000.00
13    THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

 Organization address address: BUILDING E4 CAMPUS KONOUPIDIANA
city: CHANIA
postcode: 73132

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Despina
Cognome: Pantelaki
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2821 037045
Fax: +30 2821 037082

EL (CHANIA) participant 200˙000.00
14    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA UNIVERSITA 2
city: CATANIA
postcode: 95131

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria Provvidenza
Cognome: Castorina
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 095 7147556
Fax: +39 095 7147605

IT (CATANIA) participant 200˙000.00
15    S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL Consulting GmbH

 Organization address address: Eupener Strasse 30
city: Aachen
postcode: 52066

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Süleyman
Cognome: Yüce
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 241 9019995
Fax: +49 241 9019975

DE (Aachen) participant 183˙720.00
16    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

 Organization address address: RUE PIERRE GILLES DE GENNES 1
city: ANTONY CEDEX
postcode: 92761

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Brigitte
Cognome: Cazaux
Email: send email
Telefono: 33442669913
Fax: 33442669957

FR (ANTONY CEDEX) participant 180˙266.00
17    HORTA SRL

 Organization address address: VIA GORRA 55
city: PIACENZA
postcode: 29122

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Salinari
Email: send email
Telefono: 3905230000000
Fax: 3905230000000

IT (PIACENZA) participant 150˙000.00
18    VITA 34 AG

 Organization address address: Deutscher Platz 5a
city: Leipzig

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: André
Cognome: Gerth
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 341 2245830
Fax: +49 341 2245831

DE (Leipzig) participant 138˙540.80
19    DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH

 Organization address address: Dag-Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
city: ESCHBORN
postcode: 65726

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Dieter
Cognome: Mutz
Email: send email
Telefono: +91 114949 5353

DE (ESCHBORN) participant 90˙250.00
20    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Venerino
Cognome: Filosa
Email: send email
Telefono: 390650000000
Fax: 3906490631

IT (ROMA) participant 70˙080.00
21    PHYTOREM SA

 Organization address address: AVENUE CHARLES DE GAULLE 30
city: MIRAMAS
postcode: 13140

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Veronique
Cognome: Arfi
Email: send email
Telefono: 33611517571

FR (MIRAMAS) participant 69˙859.20
22    ENVINHEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES AE

 Organization address address: AMARYSIAS ARTEMIDOS 36
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15124

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Vassilios
Cognome: Manios
Email: send email
Telefono: 302106000000
Fax: 302106000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 60˙697.57
23    TM SOLUTIONS LTD

 Organization address address: TSAKALOF 3
city: IRAKLEIO
postcode: 71409

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thrassyvoulos
Cognome: Manios
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810 379456
Fax: +30 2810 379477

EL (IRAKLEIO) participant 54˙542.43
24    BIOPLANTA GmbH

 Organization address address: Deutscher Platz 5
city: Leipzig
postcode: 4103

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: André
Cognome: Gerth
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 341 2245830
Fax: +49 341 2245831

DE (Leipzig) participant 0.00
25    INOFEA AG

 Organization address address: Hochbergerstrasse 60c
city: Basel
postcode: 4057

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yves
Cognome: Dudal
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 76 333 0557

CH (Basel) participant 0.00

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millet    reusing    technologies    irrigation    crops       sorghum    monitoring    wastewater    efficiency    maize    plant    optimized    creation    breeding    genetic    water    crop    co    techniques    boost    tomato    scientists    soil    agricultural    recycling    move    business    practices    economy    valorization    saving    green    agriculture    combinations    bio    india    innovative    traits    drought    treatment   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Water4Crops provides a combination of technical improvements in the field of bio-treatment and agricultural water use within a transdisciplinary identification of novel agri-business opportunities. Water4Crops aims at: a) developing innovative biotechnological wastewater treatments for improved water recycling, b) initiating the co-creation of alternative combinations of bio-treatment, recycling of high value elements, and combinations for bioproducts leading to a better commercialization of biotechnology and agricultural products in Europe and India, c)improving water use efficiency at field level through agronomics, plant breeding and locally adapted new irrigation technologies and accurate crop water requirement measurements techniques. Water4Crops will boost bio-based economy by applying a double track approach. First a comprehensive set of key Green-Economy technologies for: 1) valorization of volatile fatty acids; 2) obtaining: natural antioxidants (polyphenols), biopolymers (PHAs), energy (biomethane); 3) new substances for selective recovery of valuable products from wastewater; 4) tailoring effluent properties from decentralized innovative bioreactors; 5) low bio-sludge production by SBBG Reactors; 6) removal of organopollutants by nanobiocatalysts; 7) reduced clogging of wetlands; 8) virus monitoring detection assays; 9) suitable precision irrigation systems for reclaimed water; 10) new monitoring for increase crop water productivity; 11) understanding the genetic mechanisms regulating drought-adaptive traits across maize, sorghum, millet and tomato; 12) optimized waste water related combinations of species/genotypes x environment x management. Second, new product market combinations will be identified. The co-creation process will be organized by two Mirror cases (Emilia Romagna area in Italy and Hyderabad region in India) within a specific Science-Practice Interface (INNOVA platforms). Developing the new applications and business opportunities with regional enterprises and stakeholder will move India and Europe towards a Green Economy.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

New research is set to boost agricultural business development between the EU and India through wastewater treatment and reduced water use.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

As the world's population continues to rise, the challenge to meet food demand while water supplies dwindle will only intensify. With irrigated agriculture the biggest consumer of fresh water, scientists must explore improved water-saving and reusing practices with urgency.

For this reason, the EU funds a consortium called http://www.water4crops.org (WATER4CROPS), a twin project mirrored in India and Europe. The project aims both to increase water availability as well as to save water for irrigating agricultural crops by advanced wastewater reuse and valorization technologies, water saving best practices including plant breeding, innovative irrigation techniques and optimized soil management.

WATER4CROPS researched irrigation and soil management techniques to improve water use efficiency in agriculture as well as crop suitability to local conditions. Scientists also identified genetic traits that enable key crops such as maize, sorghum, millet and tomato to thrive in drought conditions (and thus to potentially withstand climate change).

So far, scientists have also improved technologies used for treating and reusing wastewater, including agro-aqua farming, evapotranspiration and soil water sensors. They have also advanced methods for extracting high-value nutrients and chemicals, removing harmful pollutants, detecting viruses and recycling municipal wastewater.

It is expected that the WATER4CROPS co-creation approach will identify new business opportunities between the EU and India. In addition, the exchange of lessons learnt will contribute to water security and move Europe and India towards green economies.

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