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FRESH4Cs

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Alternative FRESH water resources for saline Coastal Areas

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Efficient Use of Resources and Materials

Belgium/Flanders

VITO nv

Lead partner

address

Frankrijk

Project budget

5 621 915

ERDF amount

2 958 041

ERDF rate

53%

Begindatum

15/02/2019

Einddatum

30/09/2022

Common challenge

The FRESH4Cs project focusses on the second Europe 2020 priority of sustainable growth, by demonstrating the provision of alternative and sustainable fresh water resources for lowland coastal regions. Traditional water resources are under pressure in the 2 seas region, and this problem is even more prominent in lowland coastal regions due to salinization of (near) surface waters. These same coastal lowlands drain vast amounts of water towards the sea at moments of water surplus (seasonal). Where water consumption has often been reduced to economic feasible levels, a second step in efficient water resource management is providing alternative and more sustainable resources, which is the focus of this project. We will do this by the efficient use of the fresh water resources that are now drained to the sea.

Partners

England

Suffolk County Council

Netherlands

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Belgium/Flanders

Intercommunale Waterleidingsmaatschappij

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Land Maatschappij

England

Felixstowe HydroCycle Ltd

England

University of East Anglia Name

Netherlands

Dow Benelux bv

Netherlands

Van Wallenburg b.v.

England

Environment Agency

Observers

Netherlands

Provincie Zeeland

Netherlands

Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie ZLTO

Netherlands

Evides Industriewater BV

Belgium/Flanders

Boerenbond

Belgium/Flanders

De Watergroep

Belgium/Flanders

Agentschap Natuur en Bos

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Milieu Maatschappij

France

BRGM Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

Belgium/Flanders

Nieuwe Polder van Blankenberge

England

National Farmers Union (NFU)

England

East Suffolk Water Abstractors Group (ESWAG)

England

UK Irrigation Association (UKIA)

England

Natural England

Netherlands

Waterschap Scheldestromen

Netherlands

Gemeente Terneuzen

Belgium/Flanders

Algemeen Boerensyndicaat vzw (ABS)