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Transferring knowledge

Water is the “life-blood” of our economy, industries, societal functions, nature as well as health and wellbeing of our citizens. Water Scarcity will bring environmental degradation and competition on water use (agricultural, domestic, and industrial) which, overall, will have an impact on the socioeconomic development and the competitiveness of the European industry. The Water Academies are shaped to address the challenges of specific sectors on fighting water scarcity to contribute to the creation of a water-saving economy. It is a capacity building programme composed of 3 workshops and a MooC to transfer knowledge on water management for the manufacturing industry, agri-food, water utilities and municipalities.

The Water Academies are part of the EIT Community project Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe lead by four innovation communities (EIT Manufacturing, EIT Food, EIT Climate and EIT Digital) in cooperation with three project partners (TU Delft, Athena and BioAzul). We delivered 3 all-day long on-site and hybrid Water Academies workshops with the sessions on water efficiency in industry, urban water management and the role of nature-based solutions and water reuse in agriculture.

Our on-line courses are held in English and delivered by the Water Experts with the recent technology insights, and hands-on experience in Water Management. We aim at creating a dialog with the industries addressing cost-effective, disruptive technologies, and educate innovation startups together with the University students, about emerging innovation opportunities in the water management segment emphasizing the 3R concept: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.

The participants will be granted certificates with no additional charge when taking a short online test at the end of the on-line courses.

Project lead

Carmen Galindo3 2
Carmen Galindo EIT Food South

Key Account Manager