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Today, March 22nd, World Water Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the use and management of this resource

  • Finnova Foundation joins this celebration that focuses on the importance of water, a vital agent for the preservation of the environment and biodiversity.
  • ONE-BLUE, LIFE ECOdigestion and RES4CITY, projects committed to water care and management

22/03/2024, Brussels. Today marks World Water Day, an emblematic date that reminds us of the importance of preserving and responsibly managing our water resources for future generations. In this context, Finnova Foundation focuses on water as a vital agent for the preservation of the environment and biodiversity. Finnova is a partner in several European projects that focus on the protection of water from pollutants, the protection of coasts from rising seas and the sustainable use of water.

One of the outstanding projects in which the Finnova Foundation is involved is ONE-BLUE, a research initiative funded by the Horizon Europe program of the European Union. With a budget of more than €6,200,000, ONE-BLUE focuses on research into the impact of emerging pollutants and the effects of climate change on marine biodiversity, thus contributing to the understanding and preservation of our aquatic ecosystems.

The other project with funding from the Horizon program in which Finnova participates is RES4CITY, focused on the development of sustainable urban environments. With a budget of 2.5 million euros, RES4CITY promotes the use of renewable technologies and fuels in cities, thus boosting sustainability and circularity in the urban environment. Within the RES4CITY STARTUP EUROPE ACCELERATHON initiative, framed within the project, solutions will be proposed for the reuse of gray water, practices that contribute to saving drinking water and reducing the impact of climate change.

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 generates biogas from mixed organic waste, transforming sewage sludge into green energy and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project has a budget of €970,000 and is funded by the LIFE program , the European Union’s instrument for the environment and climate action.

The main objective of the LIFE COSTAdapta project is to address the adaptation of the coast of Gran Canaria to sea level rise through an innovative and progressivetidal pool-reef system. This project is also supported by the LIFE program, and is budgeted at 3,409,864 €.

From the Finnova Foundation we are committed to building a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, World Water Day is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of this resource and to collaborate to preserve it for future generations. Finnova reaffirms its commitment to continue working on projects that promote sustainability and water conservation, thus contributing to a more prosperous and equitable future for all.

About the Finnova Foundation

Finnova is a Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels, which focuses on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the European Union. The foundation works in collaboration with various organizations and partners in the member countries to communicate and disseminate European projects. In addition, it offers support to start-ups and businesses through programs such as accelerators and incubators, and selection and award ceremonial events.

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