Water technology for a human centric green transition

Sea, Urban, Industrial Mining and Regulatory Aspects


Friday 22 September
14.00 – 17.00




Water Europe
Revolve (media coverage)


The session is hosted by Water-Mining project with the participation of CIRSEAU cluster water Living Labs.

Free access to Water and SCORE side events happening the 22nd of September.

Have a look at the full programme including the Learning Lab day in case of interest. https://openlivinglabdays.com/


As part of the European Commission’s New Innovation Agenda, the role of experimentation spaces (Enabling innovation through experimentation spaces and public procurement) have been widely emphasised. Recent Horizon calls refer to the need of studying and analysing regulatory frameworks that facilitate experimentation by innovators and enable learning and adaptation.

With this half a day workshop the intension is to raise awareness on the progress CIRSEAU cluster Living Labs have made, additionally, to highlight the role of sea-mining/water experimental and regulatory aspects and initiate the co-creation of a water regulatory sandbox positioning paper.


14:00-14:30 WoLL Pitches: Water technology for a human centric green transition
Aim: Raising awareness about selected CIRSEAU Water-oriented Living Lab (WoLL) projects’ technology readiness and citizen engagement towards green transition. The slot includes interaction with the audience.

Pitching Living Lab projects from CIRSEAU cluster:

14:30-15:30 Panel: WoLL’s as regulatory sandboxes – Opportunities and bottlenecks

Aim: Identifying opportunities and analysing bottlenecks towards enabling regulatory sandboxes for constellations as Living Labs.

Panel speakers:

Panel opening: Andrea Guerrini, President Wareg-European Water Regulator

Sven Schade, Scientific Project Leader at European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Beatriz Medina – Partner and consultant at Water, Environment and Business for Development (WE&B)
Riccardo Momoli – Business Development Officer, Circular Materials

Moderation: Andrea Rubin, Water Europe

15:30-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-17:00 Co-creation workshop


  • Reflection on the panel from the audience;  
  • Co-creation of an elevator pitch for each LLs presenting from a multistakeholder background; 
  • Kickstart the advocacy process and provide input for WoLLs as regulatory sandboxes. 

Moderation: ENoLL, support We&B and Water Europe 


Zsuzsanna Bódi

Senior Strategic Advisor and Innovation Officer

Koen Vervoort

Senior Strategist

Andrea Guerrini

Commissioner of ARERA

Andrea Rubini

Director of Operations WaterEurope

Beatriz Medina

Partner & Consultant at Water, Environment and Business for Development

Sven Schade

Scientific Project Leader at European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Riccardo Momoli

Business Development Officer at Circular Materials

Sandra Casas, PhD

Head of Water Technology Research Line at Water, Air and Soil Unit

Guillermo Zaragoza, PhD

Head of Solar Thermal Applications R&D unit of Plataforma Solar de Almería - CIEMAT

Henrik Aspegren

CEO of Sweden Water Research