REWAISE

REWAISE is one of five innovation projects supported by the Horizon 2020 framework program. The goal is to reduce the use of drinking water and use water in a smarter and more efficient way.

The project is a collaboration between water companies from Spain, Great Britain and Sweden, where VA SYD leads the Swedish part.

The collaboration consists of 24 partners in 11 countries that are divided into three geographically different areas, so-called hubs. In addition to 5 water and wastewater companies, the partnership also includes 9 universities and research institutes and 8 small and medium-sized companies. The overall goal is to reduce the use of drinking water and use water in a smarter and more efficient way.

The purpose of the Swedish part of the project is to investigate how water-use can be improved with examples from the urban development processes in Sege Park in Malmö, and Brunnshög in Lund. We will do this through new innovative solutions that focus on harvesting and reusing stormwater, local cycles with nutrients from urine-sorting toilets and digital methods.

Test and evaluation with test beds

REWAISE is about testing and evaluating new methods within three principles. To know what works, new knowledge and technology need to be realized in test beds on a smaller scale, before large-scale introduction. From theory to practical implementation.

  • Value in water can be extracted by locally recycling nutrients from toilets and reducing the consumption of drinking water.
  • Value from water can be created by using rainwater for different purposes and developing local water services and related products and services, e.g. local production of water for irrigation, fertilizers and cultivation that creates new jobs, directly or indirectly.
  • Value through water intends to lead to an improved living environment where health and well-being increase, while emissions, risks and vulnerability decrease.

Innovation & new business opportunities

REWAISE is also about creating business opportunities and market niches for new technologies and services. Because the VA companies provide test beds, it will be possible for innovation companies to get early feedback and support directly from the market. Small and medium-sized companies will be involved in the work of, among others, WIN Water.

The Swedish consortium

The Swedish consortium is led by VA SYD with joint project management from Sweden Water Research.

Project managers

Strategic project manager, Therese Jephson, Sweden Water Research
Technical project manager, Helena Norlander, VA SYD

Other partners in the project are

City of Malmö, contact person: Per-Arne Nilsson
Lund University, contact person: Frank Lipnizki
MKB, contact person: Linnea Wettermark
P-Malmö, contact person: Maja Johansson
Sweden Water Research, contact person: Therese Jephson
WIN Water, contact person: Ola Hansson
Lund Municipality, contact person: Adam Wadsten
SLU, contact person: Jenna Senecal-Smith

Read more about the project

Read more at vasyd.se/rewaise or the European project website: http://rewaise.eu/

 

Goals

  • Reduce the use of drinking water and use water in a smarter and more efficient way.
  • Test new knowledge and technology in test beds on a smaller scale, before large-scale introduction.
  • In the Swedish part of the project, we investigate how water use can be improved with examples from the urban development processes in Sege Park in Malmö, and Brunnshög in Lund. We will do this through new innovative solutions that focus on harvesting and reusing stormwater, local cycles with nutrients from urine-sorting toilets and digital methods.