The European Commission is funding the collaborative project ‘Brokering Environmentally Sustainable Sanitation for Europe’ (BESSE) under the environment sub-theme (Enhancing connectivity between research and policy-making in sustainable development) of the Seventh Framework Programme. The project is a collaborative effort of academic, professional and non-governmental organisations. It aims to contribute to the Renewed, Sustainable Development Strategy of the European Union through the enhancement of the links between sanitation policy and research on sustainable sanitation development.

  • The aims and objectives of the project are:
  • To establish what obstacles are preventing the dissemination of scientific and technical sanitation information;
    To identify knowledge brokering (communication) methods that will enable the sanitation sectors to overcome these obstacles;
  • To start a learning process on knowledge brokerage in general, as a tool for the socialisation of Scientific and Technological Research (STR).

The project implementation started in June 2009 and it is expected to end in May 2012.

NEWS

19-6-2012

Newsletter 5 - June 2012



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20-4-2012

Coming to Terms with Sustainability in the Sanitation Sector


This book presents the findings of the four subprojects of the 2011 Maastricht University Research Based Learning (MARBLE) project on Sustainable Sanitation.
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18-6-2011

H20 Article (Dutch): Kennismakelaardij voor duurzame afvalwaterzuivering - No.11 - 2011



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6-5-2011

Newsletter 3 - April 2011



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25-1-2011

Wastewater Directory



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11-1-2011

The technology Map



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11-1-2011

Seminar 1 Report


AICCRE, the Italian Section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), hosted the 1st Brussel Seminar of the BESSE project.
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9-9-2010

From Broad Ideas to Local Solutions in Sustainable Sanitation - Five Explorations on Innovation in Wastewater Treatment


This booklet presents the findings of the five subprojects of the Maastricht University Research Based Learning (MARBLE) project on Sustainable Sanitation. Partially financed by a subsidy from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (the Sirius Program), the goal of Marble is to stimulate excellence in higher education by involving small groups of students in research projects. Marble emphasizes the connection between research and learning, the importance of (academic) community (the value of teamwork and collaboration), and the (societal) relevance of research to the wider community outside the university.
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17-2-2010

2nd Steering Committee Meeting, Castel Sant’Angelo, Italy


The second Steering Committee Meeting of the BESSE Project was held with the Italian Project Partner in Castel Sant’Angelo, in January 2010. The meeting was attended by all the project partners and generously hosted by the Mayor of Castel Sant’Angelo, Paolo Anibaldi.
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28-12-2009

Mayor of Pernik launches Bulgaria Pilot Project


A newspaper article that appeared in a Pernik newspaper announced the implementation of the BESSE project in Bulgaria.
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28-12-2009

1st Steering Committee Member Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria


In September 2009, the first Steering Committee member meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria in September 2009. The meeting finalise d the design frameworks for the project and mapped the way forward for the 9 Working Groups to implement the project.
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28-12-2009

Kick-off meeting


In June 2009 Steering Committee members gathered at Maastricht University to craft the working relationship between all the organisations that make up the BESSE team. Ragna Zeiss (right, middle) is based at Maastricht University and leads the project as operational coordinator.
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