Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society: Announcement of Selected Projects

, by EIG CONCERT-Japan

It is with great pleasure that EIG CONCERT-Japan is announcing the five successful projects for the 6th call "Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society." 

The "Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society" call, the 6th of EIG-CONCERT Japan, saw the participation of 10 funding organizations from 9 countries, including JST (Japan), BMBF (Germany), BNSF (Bulgaria), CAS and MEYS (Czech Republic), CNRS (France), MITA (Lithuania), NCBR (Poland), SAS (Slovakia) and TUBITAK (Turkey).

A total of 17 proposals were submitted to the call, all of which were reviewed by a scientific committee consisting of experts from the different participating countries which convenened on October 1, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. After careful consideration, the five following projects were selected for funding by the program consortium:

1) Removal of Obstacles in Widespread Application of Membrane Technology: Toward Smart Water Management in Future Cities (RealMethod)

Led by Prof. Katsuki Kimura (Hokkaido University, Japan) and including Dr. Andrea Iris Schäfer, (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Dr. Benoit Teychene (University of Poitiers, France) and Prof. Ismail Koyuncu (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey).

2) Sustainable Water Reclamation Based on Ceramic Membrane Filtration (SuWaCer)

Led by Dr. Ceyda Zyenep Koyuncu (TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Turkey) and including Dr. Norihide Nakada (Kyoto University, Japan) and Dr. Domenico Pangallo (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia). 

3) Soil Eco-Technology to Recover Water Storage in Disturbed Forests (SoilWater)

Led by Prof. Jan Frouz (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic) and including Dr. Kazumichi Fuji (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan), Dr. Werner Gerwin (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany) and Dr. Peter Surda (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia). 

4) Framework for Organisational Decision-Making Process in Water Reuse for Smart Cities (SMART-WaterDomain)

Led by Dr. Serena Caucci (UNU-FLORES, Germany) and including Dr. Wieslaw Fialkiewicz (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland), Prof. Fukushi Kensuke (UNU-IAS, Japan), Dr. Ales Farda (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic), Prof. Kluvankova Tatiana (Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia) and Dr. Nijole Kazlauskjene, (Nature Research Centre of Lithuania, self-funded, Lithuania). 

5) Innovative UV-LED Applications to Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems for Sustainable Water Management in Future Communities (InLEDapp)

Led by Dr. Jutta Eggers (German Technical and Schentific Association for Gas and Water, Germany) and including Dr. Kumiko Oguma (the University of Tokyo, Japan) and Prof. Blaha Ludek (Masaryk University, Czech Republic).