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PREPARED Alliance Forum

The PREPARED Alliance Forum is the network of water utilities participating in PREPARED. The 2nd Alliance Forum Meeting during the PREPARED Conference will bring utilities together with researchers and experts from different sectors to share experiences and lessons learned with the goal of further developing innovative concepts to improve resilience to the impacts of climate change. Do not miss out on this opportunity!

PREPARED conference: Adaptive solutions for water utilities

PREPARED and Aarhus Water are pleased to announce that a conference on adaptive solutions for water utilities will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, January 21-23, 2014.

A short report from the final WCSP Workshop in Eindhoven

The WCSP demonstration in Eindhoven was finalised at the workshop held on 22 October. All stakeholders in de Eindhoven UWS were present to share their ideas on managing climate change risks in Eindhoven. The UWS was characterised and climate change risks were identified during two previous workshops in 2011. Since then the stakeholders have worked on dealing with these risks, not only within the PREPARED context, but also in several other projects.

Impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows on Urban Waters: Challenges and Solutions for European Cities

Workshop will be held on Wednesday 6 November between 14:05 – 15:25 hrs and 15:40 – 17:00 hrs.



The European Commission is funding the Collaborative project ‘PREPARED Enabling Change’ (PREPARED) within the context of the Seventh Framework Programme 'Environment'. The PREPARED project originates from the WSSTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform - thematic working group Sustainable Water Management in Urban areas.

Over a period of five years, PREPARED will work with a number of urban utilities in Europe and worldwide to develop advanced strategies to meet anticipated challenges in the water supply and sanitation sectors brought about by climate change. The project will provide a framework that links comprehensive research with development programmes in these utilities. The PREPARED vision will provide significant synergistic opportunities that the utilities can utilise to improve their preparedness for the ongoing changes related to the provision of water supply and sanitation.

The outcomes of the project will be used as input for the planning and rehabilitation programmes of the participating cities. Following on from that, the experience gained by the utilities, will be shared with other actors of the water sector in Europe.

The ultimate objective is environmental-concern based rehabilitation and investment programmes for water supply and sanitation systems (including storm water). The cities and utilities involved will be prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change in the short and in the long-term.

The project implementation started in February 2010 and it is expected to end in January 2014, under E.U. contract number 244232.


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Some of the consortiums partners
This project has received
funding from the European Union’s
Seventh Programme for Research,
Technological Development and
Demonstration under Grant
Agreement No 244232
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