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TRUST has come to an end

“The continuing challenge that I see is engaging urban water utilities to use the tools and technologies that will help them face future challenges, such as climate change and population growth. Programs like TRUST reflect a significant investment by the European Commission and the greatest payback will be when urban water utilities, using these tools, are successful in meeting these challenges...

Train4TRUST in Reggio Emilia

At the end of April, a Train4TRUST event took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It was directed at the technical staff of the IREN group and took place in the East Reggio water treatment plant and pumping station (Centrale Idrica Reggio Est).   The first day was dedicated to technicians of the water utility and focused on hands on training on selected models and topics, while the second day...

Successful IAM/TRUST training course in Uganda

The Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) invited TRUST scientist and senior research officer of the National Civil Engineering Laboratory of Portugal, Helena Alegre, to give a training course on Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM) in April.   Strategic asset management is needed to address current challenges, such as aging infrastructures and growing demand for improvement...

The Maputo TRUST workshop

A TRUST training workshop on infrastructure asset management was held in Maputo, Mozambique, between the 25th and 27th of February. The workshop was given by the two Portuguese TRUST partners, Águas de Portugal and LNEC (the Portuguese National Laboratory of Civil Engineering). The initiative also benefited from the collaboration of AQUATEC (The AdP Subsidiary Mozambican consulting company in...

Successful TRUST / AWARE-P Workshop in Hamburg

On the way to sustainable urban water services of tomorrow, a fruitful Train4TRUST training event on the TRUST / AWARE-P software was successfully hosted by HAMBURG WASSER, on the 13th of February 2015. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Helena Alegre (LNEC) and Dr. Hans-Joachim Mälzer (IWW) asset managers from HAMBURG WASSER, WATERNET (Amsterdam) and VEOLIA APANOVA (Bucharest) had the opportunity to...

A guide for policy makers

Where to be in 2050? How to facilitate change towards sustainable urban water services? Policy makers are challenged with rising and emerging change pressures on traditional urban water management practices and infrastructures. Changing social, economic and environmental patterns affect the urban water services of tomorrow – the backbone of our society.   This guide provides information...

ADAPT your ways

Now available is the TRUST report about the ADAPT tool developed by HR Wallingford, England, which is mainly of interest for the scientific community and water professionals (technical staff and water professionals).   The report details the development of the tool ADAPT (A Drainage Analysis and Planning Tool). The objective of the tool is to evaluate the improvement requirements to a...

New TRUST magazine available

The seventh and second to last TRUST magazine has been published. The issue prominently introduces the TRUST e-book for policy makers, which provides information and assistance for shaping the transition towards sustainable urban water services of tomorrow for policy makers and public decision makers, addressing the following issues: desired urban water futures, effective institutional...

TRUST outreach strategy and regional event organization

A report about the outreach strategy and regional event organization of TRUST is available for download now. The report describes the way how to successfully communicate the main TRUST outcomes to project partners (participating city utilities, research institutions and technology providers) and to the outside world. Training on TRUST deliverables, dissemination through existing channels,...

Scenario 2040 for Oslo as model city

The TRUST report ‘Scenario 2040 for Oslo as model city’ is a publicly available sequel to a confidential TRUST report in which interventions suggested by the water sanitation utility in Oslo (Oslo VAV) have been tested, using the WaterMet 2 (WM2) model developed by Exeter University and the Dynamic Metabolism Model (DMM) developed at the Norwegian University of Science and...