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.


Eurocities is a network of major European cities, working for a better inclusion of urban requirements in European policies. Currently, the network brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe’s largest cities and 40 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

Prepared at IWA Cities of the Future Conference in Istanbul

Prepared will be showcased to Black Sea countries at the IWA Cities of the Future Conference in Istanbul September 15-18, 2013 (

Adaptation of urban water supply and sanitation to climate change challenges

An article concerning the activities performed in Barcelona in the framework of the Prepared project. This article has been published in an online magazine (iAgua), which focuses on the dissemination of water sector activities ( Below is a copy of the article.
The Water Cycle Safety Plan

Video - The Water Cycle Safety Plan


PREPARED enabling change

The project PREPARED Enabling Change addresses the adaptation of the water sector to better cope with the challenges posed by climate change. The project develops adaptation technologies and decision support tools based on real-time management that will allow a quick response to extreme events, to prevent and limit any damages, risks and disturbances in the urban water cycle. Read more in PREPARED Enabling Change
Poster booklet

Poster booklet PREPARED 2012

This poster booklet on PREPARED Enabling Change, has been produced for the IWA World Water Congress on Water, Climate and Energy from 13th to 18th May in Dublin, Ireland. In this booklet we have collected all PREPARED posters that are presented at the Dublin event.

Climate change adaptation

The Climate Change activities under the umbrella of IWA seek to assist the water sector in meeting intensified challenges and uncertainties to build systems that are more robust, flexible and resilient than before.


A WEBINAR WAS PRODUCED DURING THE DUBLIN CLIMATE CHANGE CONGRESS The Alliance Forum meetings in Dublin was very well attended – both physically and through logging into the Webinar where we had 62 colleagues participating.


CONAGUA Presides the Table on Climate Change in the 6th World Water Forum

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate change will present important challenges in terms of the demand and supply of water. - Climate Change is a global and intergenerational problem with unequally distributed effects.

“POLEKO 2010” International Trade Fair of Environmental Protection

PREPARED project was presented during the International Trade Fair of Environmental Protection “POLEKO 2010”, the largest trade show in Central and Eastern Europe devoted to ecology. During the Trade Fair, PREPARED presented a paper at the “2nd German – Polish Forum on Eco-Innovation: Fostering R&D collaboration for a change”.

Polish Trade Fair for Water and Sanitation Utilities, “HydroSilesia 2010”

The PREPARED project was presented during the Polish Trade Fair for Water and Sanitation Utilities, “HydroSilesia 2010”, on 3 to 5 November 2010, in Sosnowiec, Poland.

Cities Taking Action

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in south-east Australia. With a population of 4 million (Colebatch & Lahey 2009), it is Australia’s second most populous city. In 2009, Melbourne was named the world’s ‘third most liveable city’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit.


Water and energy are critical for our current society and will be of increasing importance in the future. Climate change is forcing us to reassess our energy usage and will have real and substantial impacts on the water cycle. Solving the interlinked challenges of water, climate and energy in a sustainable manner is one of the fundamental goals of this generation.
Poster booklet PREPARED 2010

Poster booklet PREPARED 2010 Montreal, Canada

This poster booklet on PREPARED Enabling Change, has been produced for the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition from 19th to 24th of September 2010 in Montreal, Cananda.

12-13 July 2010 - The Environment Directorate of DG RTD is organising an INFO DAY

Next 12-13 July 2010 the Environment Directorate of DG RTD is organising an INFO DAY and brokerage events related the forthcoming publication of the FP7 call for proposals - Work Programme 2011. The INFO DAY will take place in Brussels, Centre Albert Borschette, 36 rue Froissart, starting on Monday afternoon 12 July.

Eindhoven voorbereid op risico's met water

EINDHOVEN - Wie herinnert zich niet de ondergestroomde spoortunnels tijdens Koninginnedag, een paar jaar terug. Eindhoven-Noord was korte tijd van Ziud gescheiden.

PREPARED: Project met potentie

Klimaatverandering is een begrip waar iedereen wel een mening over heeft. Het onderwerp levert een hoop publiciteit op en is de perfecte openingszin geworden voor menig doodgebloed familiefeestje. De ene na de andere organisatie stort zich op dit thema. Zo ook de Europese Commissie die het project PREPARED cofinanciert. Doel is om de drinkwater- en afvalwatersector voor te bereiden op de toekomst.

A Project aimed to Prepare Cities for Climate Change

The ‘PREPARED: Enabling Change’, Project, a large, EU-funded, collaborative effort comprising 35 partners, supports World Water Day on Monday 22 March 2010.



Prepared Newsletter Issue 8 - Spring 2014

An overview and selected details on the demonstrations in the PREPARED cities. The Newsletter shows examples of how sophisticated, applied research has been taken up by end-users and how each of the PREPARED cities has increased its adaptive capacity in a different way, depending on the specific challenges it is faced with.

Posted on: dinsdag 25 maart 2014  READ MORE >

WssTP Newsletter November 2013

The best way to get actively involved in the European water sector revolves around WssTP. Visit WssTP new website (, built with the aid of KWR, Watercycle Research Institute, for more on how to engage more.

Posted on: maandag 2 december 2013  READ MORE >

Prepared Newsletter Autumn 2013 - Challenges and Opportunities for Communicating and Disseminating

Communication and dissemination of information from projects to various target audiences is essential to ensuring sustainability of investments into research, as well as the scaling up of new and innovative approaches.

Posted on: vrijdag 8 november 2013  READ MORE >

Prepared newsletter March 2013 - A planning instrument for CSO control

One of the major water-related problems in urban areas is an insuffi cient capacity to cope with frequent spills of combined sewer overfl ows (CSO) affecting the quality of receiving water bodies.

Posted on: vrijdag 5 april 2013  READ MORE >
Prepared Newsletter 3 - Autumn 2012

Prepared Newsletter 5 - Data validation methods - batchwise off-line / continuous

The monitoring of urban water systems has signifi cantly progressed since a decade ago. It is expected that this trend will continue and expand in the future.

Posted on: woensdag 24 oktober 2012  READ MORE >
newsletter winter 2012

Prepared newsletter 4 - On-line catalogue of European adaptive initiatives of the water sector to face climate change impacts

Why a Catalogue of adaptation initiatives? Far from any debate between climate sceptics and scientists, adaptation to the impacts of climate change has become a reality for many water supply and sanitation utilities.

Posted on: dinsdag 28 februari 2012  READ MORE >
Prepared Newsletter 5 July-August 2011

Prepared Newsletter 3 - CAN WE ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE? Visions of the Future and their Role in PREPARED

Urban Water Systems are dominated by large assets, many of which have design lives of several decades. It is anticipated that many of the impacts of climate change will only become apparent after many years.

Posted on: woensdag 31 augustus 2011  READ MORE >

Prepared Newsletter - December 2010

Cancún climate change talks: Moving forward….slowly. In 2010 when the impact of climate change caused floods that killed hundreds of Pakistanis and made millions more homeless, and where Russia recorded very high climatic temperatures, and where fires devastated its forests, representatives of most of the countries in the world arrived in Cancún, Mexico...

Posted on: donderdag 6 januari 2011  READ MORE >

June 2010 Prepared Newsletter

There is no doubt that climate change is one of the most criti-cal and challenging issues we have to face as a global commu-nity in the 21st century. Impacts that mankind has to address as a result of climate change are, too much or too little water (flooding, droughts, water scarcity, sea level rise), too high or too low a temperature (extreme heat, extreme cold) and signifi-cant changes in the amount of water and in temperature, but also new diseases and loss of biodiversity.

Posted on: maandag 28 juni 2010  READ MORE >

WssTP Newsletter March 2010

Members of the WssTP are invited to meet on the 27th of April during the General Assembly.

Posted on: zondag 11 april 2010  READ MORE >
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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