The activities of the Water Technology and Research Watch (Workpackage 3) can be divided into two phases:
1. Investigation and observation
2. Dissemination and uptake
In the first phase, state of the art water technology and research projects are identified, and a methodology set up to monitor and regularly update this database with new projects.
In the second phase, the information gathered in the first activities is targeted for dissemination and uptake to each specific stakeholder group (researchers, policy makers and industry).
The overall objectives of these activities are:
• To identify the state of the art on technology and research on water
• To prepare the information material targeted individually to each stakeholder group
• To regularly monitor and update the state of the art throughout the STREAM project development.
To achieve these objectives a set of actions are organised:
The first action is an investigation of existing, recently finished or still running, water research and technology projects. With these projects a database was created. The next action was to design a questionnaire to distill general information about the projects.
The projects are then evaluated by a scientific advisory committee to identify the state of the art projects in the database.
After these projects have been identified, the next action is to target relevant information to each stakeholder group.
The projects are taken from EU funding programs for environmental research and technologies. The following programs have been used in the search of projects: Life+, CIP-EIP, FP6, FP7, Interreg, EUREKA, ERDF, Joint Research Centre (JRC), COST.
For more information about these EU programmes click here.
Responsible partner: European Water Partnership