ENLARGE project consortium cohesively integrates a highly multidisciplinary team for interdisciplinary research with transdisciplinary collaboration among engineers, social scientists and natural scientists, whose work directly deals with aspects of the FWE nexus. In addition to these core academic research units, including Technical University Delft (TUD), University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Florida (UF), and Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture (IRSTEA).
The team includes different actors (industrial and public-private bodies –
Ecofilae (ECF), Ecosec ( ECS), Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), and the South Florida Climate Change Compact – Resilient Redesign (SFRR). These bodies are directly involved in developing sustainable solutions in agriculture and waste management (ECF, ECS), and urban development (AMS). The overall team has abundant experience in optimizing the food-water-energy nexus, i.e. the management alternatives of urban wastewater, stormwater, green energy, waste recycling, nutrient management and urban agriculture.
Delft University of Technology ( https://www.tudelft.nl/en/) is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive university of technology in the Netherlands. With over 20,000 students and 2,700 scientists, it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing. According to the 2015 QS World University Ranking, our Faculty ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Europe in the field of Civil Engineering. An independent survey by the Stockholm Water Institute put our Department #4 globally and #1 in Europe in the field of Water Resources. The most recent international research evaluation of the Hydrology and Water Resources Management Chairs gave us the highest possible grade (“Excellent”), for Research Quality.
The University of Central Florida ( https://www.ucf.edu), or UCF, is a state university in Orlando, Florida. It has more students enrolled on campus than any other U.S. college or university. Founded in 1963 by the Florida Legislature, UCF opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Space Coast. As the school’s academic scope expanded beyond engineering and technology, Florida Tech was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. UCF’s space roots continue, as it leads the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium. Enrollment today exceeds 66,000 students from 157 countries, all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
IRSTEA ( https://www.irstea.fr/en) focuses its research on water and environmental quality, risks, regional planning and sustainable development through environmental technologies. Its scientists are specialists in hydrology, geography, biology, chemistry, physics, computer sciences, economics, sociology and environmental sciences. Their research activities include experimentation, theoretical modelling and technology innovation. IRSTEA contribute to appraisal and assessment consultancy projects to support public decision-making or carry out collaborative research with industrial companies.
The University of Florida ( http://www.ufl.edu/) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university that was founded in 1853. The University of Florida is one of sixty-two elected member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of preeminent North American research universities, and the only AAU member university in Florida. The University is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the eighth (tied) best public university in the United States. It is the third largest Florida university by student population, and is the eighth largest single-campus university in the United States with 54,854 students enrolled for the fall 2016 semester. The University of Florida is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes.
Ecosec ( http://ecosec.fr/en) is an expert in designing, engineering consulting and manufacturing solutions in ecological and sustainable sanitation. The cooperative Ecosec is a pionner in the elaboration of innovative sanitation products, the development of adapted services and the research on the agronomic reuse of urines. The young and dynamic team has the ambition to close the loop of organic waste in the cities of tomorrow.
Ecofilae ( http://www.ecofilae.fr/) is an independent and innovative consulting company specialized in circular economy with different types of unconventional waters: domestic treated wastewater, industrial effluents and salty oil produced water. Ecofilae supports its clients through all steps towards full-scale operational and sustainable systems implementation. The services provided include diagnoses, economic and environmental analysis, R&D experiments and training sessions.
Florida Solar Energy Center ( http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/) is one of the tier-one research centers at UCF. It explores all kinds of powerful ideas for what lies ahead. With innovative ideas, motivated researchers, and a clear vision, we’re solving tomorrow’s energy problems today regarding energy issues related to buildings, environment, hydrogen, photovoltaics, solar thermal, and transportation.
AMS Institute ( https://www.ams-institute.org/) is a new Amsterdam based public-private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions.