Water-Oriented Living Labs (WOLLs) for the Green and Digital Transition


WEDNESDAY 21 September
17.30 – 19.00


The session is jointly orgnanised by Water Europe and ENoLL




The workshop, organised by Water Europe intends to highlight in the OLLD 2022, building on the workshop implemented at the OLLD 2019, how the Water-Oriented Living Labs (WOLLs) can generate the ideal multi-contextual, empirical real-world environments and the systemic innovation approach. The achievement of a Water-Smart Society is basic to support the twin effort of the EU Green and Digital transition, for ensuring to the next generations a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future.

The Workshop aims at introducing practical and provisional guidelines for the identification, assessment, evaluation of and engagement with Water Oriented Living Labs for those who want to foster and implement Water-Smart innovations by means of the WOLLs eco-systems. The workshop will also exploit and show the practical experience which is being gained by EU R&I (Horizon 2020) funded Projects of the CIRSEAU Alliance on WOLLs, and the planned actions of the EU co-funded Partnership Water4All to demonstrate and scale-up water innovation through the Water Oriented Living Labs.


Moderator:  Andrea Rubini, Water Europe

17.30 – 17.35 : The WOLLs and the Green and Digital Transition: setting the scene (aims, goals, expectations)

17.35 – 17.40: Water challenges and opportunities Interview with SMAT, the Turin Water Utility.

17.40 – 17.50 : The WOLLs for a Water-Smart Society- What you should know about WOLLs and Water-Smart Society for the EU Green Deal 

17.50 – 18.00 : WOLLs and Digital Technologies twinned to the green transformation 

18.00 – 18.20 : WOLLs in EU funded projects for a Water-Smart Society: the CIRSEAU Alliance

18.20 – 18.25: Water4All: the EU funded Partnership demonstrating Water Innovation through WOLLs

18.25 – 18.55 : Co-Creation session, discussion & networking 

18.55 – 19.00: Conclusions 



  • Andrea Rubini – Water Europe
  • Armando QUAZZOSMAT Torino CEO (tbc)
  •  Zsuzsanna Bódi – ENoLL, Rewaise and Water-Mining projects
  •  Alessio Biso – Ultimate project
  • Mattia Ciampechini – Ultimate project
  •  Maarten Kuiper – Aveco De Bondt


  • Gaia Zanzi – Water Europe
  • Isabella Gervasio – Water Europe