REWAISE proposes a paradigm shift towards a carbon-neutral water cycle, addressing the technological, financial, legal and social issues so we can harness the full value of water, considering three key components of economic and social value generated by comprehensive water cycles:

Value in Water

Extracting and benefitting from the dissolved substances and energy inherent in raw and used water streams.


Value from Water

Water is essential for economic activities and businesses related to the water sector will be promoted.


Value through Water

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


Living Labs

REWAISE demonstrates innovative technologies, processes and governance models at nine living labs, grouped into three 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

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


Related Projects

The CIRSEAU cluster consists of five sister projects (granted within the H2020 call topic CE-SC5-04-2019 “Building a water-smart economy and society”) demonstrating the feasibility of a water-smart economy and society. These five projects are B-WaterSmart, Wider Uptake, ULTIMATE, Water Mining and REWAISE.

Latest News

Stakeholder engagement is key for societal impact of EU-funded inter- and trans-disciplinary research projects

EU research and innovation calls for proposal, and proposal and project reviews can support effective stakeholder engagement (SHE) in inter- and trans-disciplinary (ITD) research and innovation projects. This is possible by more explicitly promoting[…]

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Communities of Practice Water ↔ Energy: joint activity between REWAISE, ULTIMATE and the townhall of Salamanca (Spain)

Last 5th of March, Aqualia (REWAISE project’s coordinator), organised the 3rd Communities of Practice event alongside the Townhall of Salamanca (Spain) and the ULTIMATE project. Salamanca is part of the[…]

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Decision Support Systems to contribute to a Water-Smart Society: Camila Forero from Aqualia

A smart and sustainable society recognises the true value of water, which enables all our economic activities, maintains health and well-being, and contains essential resources. As part of the REWAISE[…]

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