Meet the StopUP partners

For this European project we are working together with eleven partners. Nine of them are beneficiaries and two are associated partners. 

RWTH – Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany):

R&D performer, RSF development and assessment, Pollutant analysis, impact assessment.

ISA is part of RWTH’s Faculty of Civil Engineering and has been focusing on the field of environmental and water protection for many years now. 25 academic staff members work on diverse research and development activities in interdisciplinary cooperation. Their work focuses on the areas of wastewater discharge, wastewater treatment, and waste management. ISA’s staff members include engineers from the disciplines of civil engineering, process engineering, and environmental technology as well as natural scientists from the areas of biology and chemistry.

Aquafin (Belgium):

End-user, system operator, Monitoring networks, Link with existing sites/project: runoff from roads, parks and nature-based treatments.

Aquafin has managed the development and management of the sewerage network in Flanders for more than 30 years, thus purifying the domestic waste water of Flemish families. Every day, more than 1200 enthusiastic Aquafin employees are committed to clean watercourses and we strive for a living environment in harmony with water. In addition, Aquafin wants to protect Flanders against increasing drought and more common flooding through sustainable and smart use of rainwater.

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik:

R&D performer and SUDS experts, case study management in Trondheim, decision support.

NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, and a vision to contribute to knowledge for a better world. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides competence and technological solutions within our areas of expertise for application in both the public and private sectors. The water and wastewater research group has a long and strong track record creating new knowledge and solutions for the urban water system and treatment processes with an emphasis on sustainability and the use of nature based solutions in urban infrastructure

ATD GMBH (Germany):

Planning SME, Planning sustainable urban drainage, Solution assessment.

ATD has 25 years of experience in designing and building infrastructure to collect, store and treat urban drainage and storm water for municipalities, water boards and industry. Our 40 employees are keen to move far beyond the recent standards in our field of work and integrate holistic approaches in our daily consulting to find sustainable (economically / socially / environmentally) solutions using e. g. Life Cycle Assessment. We gained outstanding references in building retention soil filers for storm water treatment reaching from 15,000 m² down to 300 m² filtration area.

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UNIBO – University of Bologna (Italy):

R&D performer, Combined sewer overflow treatment, Construction of climate change scenarios using existing data, modeling of sewers (WP2 lead), development Adsorption and Sieve Filtration Technology

Founded in 1088, the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (UNIBO) is known as the oldest University of the western world. Nowadays, UNIBO remains one of the most important institutions of higher education across Europe with 11 Schools, 33 Departments and more than 87.000 students; it is organized in a multi-campus structure with 5 operating sites.

Fluves (Belgium):

SME, IoT Sensor Networks, Exploitation of project results. 

Trusted by scores of water managers and industrial clients, our IoT sensor platforms monitor water level, discharge and water quality and transmit the data wirelessly to databases and web portals via GPRS, LoRa, NB-IoT or LTEM. Ultra-low power components and integrated solar panels mean that our systems can measure autonomously without extra power supply. They offer highly customizable solutions with a broad choice of sensors and dashboards. Fluves’ expertise goes as well to provide fiber optic sensing technology for utilities to monitor leaks and intrusion and in the chemical industry to monitor corrosion under insulation. 

Tauw (The Netherlands):

Development Urban Rainshell Technology, Exploitation and Replication.

TAUW is a European consultancy and engineering firm with a strong position in environmental advice and the sustainable development of the living environment. From offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, we work with more than 1,200 dedicated employees on a beautiful, clean, safe and sustainable living environment.

Aqua Aurora – Urban Rainshell (The Netherlands):

Aqua Aurora is an innovative micro-company that has developed the Urban Rain Shell (URS) technology. We design and build underground rainwater harvesting and treatment systems. With our patented URS-system we store and purify rainwater with natural, circular and renewable materials. We buffer storm water in underground beds of ‘AA Ecoshell Mix’ and at the same time purify the runoff water of heavy metals, mineral oils and PAH’s with the innovative mineral mix ‘AA Minerals’. As a result, our system reduces the impact of urban runoff water on the (aquatic) ecosystem and/or decreases the pressure on sweet water resources by making rainwater available again for use in all sorts of applications.

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ISSBAT – Institut Supérieur des Sciences Biologiques Appliquées ISSBAT de Tunis (Tunisia):

R&D performer, Case study management, Development of innovative NBS for stormwater runoff/sewage overflow treatment, Pollutant analysis.

The Higher Institute for Applied Biological Sciences of Tunis (ISSBAT)
is an institution of higher education and scientific research affiliated to the University of Tunis El Manar and enjoys legal personality and financial autonomy. The institute workforce is composed of more than 60 permanent scientific staff. ISSBAT is committed to contribute to the increase of Tunisian’s sustainability and resource efficiency focusing on water management, unconventional water resources and circular economy.

FHNW: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Switzerland) – Associated Partner:

Drainage system catchment scale, contaminant pathways, case study CH, ecotoxicity assessments for several sites.

FHNW School of Life Sciences is a higher education organisation. Based in Muttenz near Basel, it is part of Europe’s largest life sciences centre and lies at the heart of pharmaceutical and medical technology, the chemical industry and environmental and biotechnology.
As University of Applied Sciences, we equip our students with skills relevant for working in industrial employers. The Institute of Ecopreneurship conducts applied research into evaluating and reducing environmental impacts and developing resource-efficient processes and management concepts. The group of Environmental and Water Technologies involved in StopUP comprises approx. 20 researchers investigating processes and concepts for water and wastewater treatment and the recovery of valuable resources.

HR-Wallingford (United Kingdom) – Associated Partner:

Development and exploitation of a web-based WQ Interception Tool.

HR Wallingford provides world-leading analysis, advice and support in engineering and environmental hydraulics, and in the management of water and the water environment. HR Wallingford is an independent, non-profit distributing organisation of 250 staff, committed to building knowledge and solving problems, with a 70 year track record of achievement in applied research and specialist consultancy. HR Wallingford has been undertaking research into the hydraulic, water quality, amenity and ecological performance of SuDS for nearly 20 years, led the drafting of both releases of the CIRIA SuDS Manual, and hosts a SuDS tools website

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