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Project Ô: demonstration of planning and technology tools for a circular, integrated and symbiotic use of water


About project

Water is vital for global economic and social development. Without water there would be no food, no life, no health and safety, no environment and nature, no economy: this element contributes to all the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This resource is becoming increasingly scarce and difficult to manage in many regions of the world.
Project Ô develops innovative solutions for integrated and circular water management in local networks.


Project in progress

Program: Horizon 2020 GA ID 776816

Theme: #CircularEconomy, #PublicUtilities, #WaterManagement



June 2018


May 2022

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Project objectives

Demonstrate methods and technologies for an integrated and symbiotic use of water in the logic of circular economy (waste water, recycling ...).

Develop an Integrated Water Management (IWM) system to be tested in four industrial pilot cases worldwide.

To provide decision making tools for planning and conscious consumption of water to stakeholders (policy makers, consumers, companies...) in order to preserve this resource.


Concrete actions

The technologies developed in Project Ô have been installed in four different industrial and domestic water management contexts (Italy, Israel, Spain e Croatia) e sono una dimostrazione pratica dell’applicazione del concetto di economia circolare rispetto all’utilizzo dell’acqua.

Beyond these initial installations, the project’s technologies are intended to be used in a wide range of contexts. This allows more people to participate in a circular water economy, helping to support the transformation processes of the economy and the environment.


Project partners

23 partners including companies, research centres, universities and public bodies from EU and non-EU countries.

Organization Website / contacts
Iris Srl (Italy) – SME (Coordinator) Link
Aalborg Universitet (Denmark) – University Link
Acquedotto Pugliese Spa (Italy) – Public body Link
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Cnrs (France) – Research Center Link
Ekso Srl (Italy) – SME Link
UNI – Ente Italiano di Normazione (Italy) – Technical Standardisation Body Link
Exergy Ltd (Great Britain) – SME Link
Galeb Dalmatinska Trikotaza Dionicko Drustvo (Croatia) – SME
Heim.Art – Kulturverein-Flussig (Austria) – SME
Hochschule Rhein-Waal-Hsrw Rhine-Waal University Of Applied Sciences (Germany) – University Link
Israel Oceanographic And Limnological Research Limited (Israel) – Research Centre
Kalundborg Kommune (Denmark) – Public body Link
Municipality Of Eilat (Israel) – Public body Link
Nanoquimia S.L. (Spain) – SME
Particula Group Drustvo S Ogranicenom Odgovornoscu Za Usluge (Croatia) – SME
Politecnico Di Milano (Italy) – University Link
Regione Puglia (Italy) – Public body Link
Socamex Sa (Spain) – SME
Technion – Israel Institute Of Technology (Israel) – Research Centre
Universidade De Aveiro (Portugal) – University
Universita Degli Studi Di Torino (Italy) – University
Universitat Politecnica De Valencia (Spain) – University
Vertech Group (France) – SME

The project is co-funded by the European Research & Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement no. 776816.

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Innovation Division