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TRUST presentation creates interest in TRUST tools

TRUST was presented at the conference “New trends and research perspectives towards a more sustainable environment” on the 14th March 2014 in Palermo Italy. The audience consisted of about 180 persons, mainly master and PhD students and professors from the course in water and sanitation.   Next to an overview of the TRUST project and its main outputs, the presentation mainly focused on...

TRUST at final workshop of the WaterDiss 2.0 project

TRUST participated in the final workshop “Writing better research dissemination strategies – exchanging ideas, tools and methods across Europe” of the WaterDISS project in Barcelona, Spain on the beginning of December.   The invitation to the workshop read: “Sharing of research outcomes amongst researchers and potential users of the findings is a slow process in the water sector. At...

New TRUST cooperation & meeting on stormwater separation in Norway

At the end of October, TRUST partner Oslo Water and Sewerage Works (Oslo VAV) hosted and attended a TRUST meeting to learn about the findings of separation potential for stormwater in the Holmen and Makrellbekken catchment in Oslo. The outcomes were demonstrated by Stephan Banderman from the stormwater experts Sieker (who are TRUST partners as well). The findings were very useful for Oslo VAV,...

TRUST welcomes new collaborations

During the course of the last year, TRUST has received some requests from external organisations (e.g. city utilities) that wanted to collaborate with TRUST on specific topics.   TRUST welcomes such collaborations with cities, water utilities, regulators, professional organisations and NGOs if some basic principles are adhered to, for example: “It is a decision at work package level to...

Contemporary water market structure and regulatory framework report released

The analysis of European governance arrangements for water services finds that water is an economic good, but not a usual one. Water is vital for the people, animals and plants. Furthermore it is indispensable for the agriculture and industry. Nevertheless the water improvement incurs costs which have to be recovered. This poses special challenges to the water management and requires unique...