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The next INCOVER project meeting will be held at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany from 27th to 28th of June. All INCOVER partners will meet and update each other on their progress in implementing the INCOVER project. They will also visit case study 3 demo site facilities.
The INCOVER Advisory Board will participate for the first time. The main role of the Advisory Board is to help overcome (legal, institutional, political, mental etc.) barriers to the application and outscaling of innovative INCOVER technologies, products and tools. The Advisory Board is composed of eight stakeholders from institutions that are closely connected with the research subjects addressed by the project. Representing the agricultural, industry and public sector, these institutions are:
•Agraçor, S.A. (Portugal): One of the largest pig farms in Portugal. Agraçor also produces electricity and organic fertilizer through a biogas plant and vermicomposting.
•Aguas do Porto (Portugal): The public water operator of the City of Porto. This year, Aguas do Porto is also one of the co-organisers of the Porto Water Innovation Week which includes the EIP Water Conference 2017 and the Mayors & Water Conference 2017.
•CEDEX - Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (Spain): A civil engineering research agency of the Spanish Government. Its centre for hydrograph studies includes a unit specialising on water treatment and purification.
•COPA-COGECA - Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations & General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union: COPA-COGECA is the united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union.
•EurEau: Being the voice of Europe’s water sector, EurEau represents drinking water and waste water service providers from both the private and the public sectors.
•Region of Attica, Department of Environment (Greece): An administrative region that encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Athens.
•WssTP – Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform. A large network of more than 700 individuals from Industry, research, technology providers, policy makers and water users. WssTP strives to promote coordination and collaboration of Research and Innovation in the European water sector.