REWAISE proposes a paradigm shift towards a carbon neutral water cycle, addressing the technological, financial, legal, social issues to realize the full value of water, considering three key components of the economic and societal value generated by integral water cycles:

Value in Water

Extracting and putting to beneficial use the dissolved substances and energy embedded in raw and used water streams.


Value from Water

Expresses the importance of water for economic activities, and related businesses of the water sector.


Value through Water

The societal, health and well-being functions of water, as it enables almost all our economic activities.


Living Labs

REWAISE demonstrates innovative technologies, processes and governance models in 9 living labs, grouped in 3 hubs (Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental).



Based on the Water Innovation Accelerator-WIN model, WINcubator will support a market arena to boost small to medium enterprise participation, using open innovation to develop new business models around water and alternative funding mechanisms.


The Consortium

24 research and water industry entities working together to create a new “smart water ecosystem”, mobilising all relevant stakeholders to make society embrace the true value of water, reducing freshwater and energy use, resulting in a carbon free, sustainable hydrological cycle, to transition into a resilient circular economy.


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REWAISE – Resilient Water Innovation for a smart economy

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