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GreenWIN
Greener Waterway Infrastructure (Green WIN) is an Interreg North West Europe funded project, tackling the excess energy use and high carbon emissions Waterway Management Organisations caused when pumping water around the region’s rivers.
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Green Win is only the start. In order to extend the CO2 reduction across Europe, Water Management Organisations (VMO's) outside the partnership will be encouraged to install equipment and use configurations / processes demonstrated by the pilot sites to follow a ‘Code of Conduct’.

To assist WMO’s make the transition to a greener infrastructure, Green Win is working on developing an online 'Greener Pumping Toolkit', which will be based on all of the partners learning from throughout the project. It will include the following:

  • Funding database - Public funding possibilities for projects throughout Europe.
  • Innovation - Information about emerging and innovative technologies relevant for the inland waterway pumping sector .
  • Greener Pumping Toolkit - Interactive tool designed to help make the right pumping choice to reduce emission and electricity consumption, whether improving efficiency of existing installations or investing in new pumping equipment.
  • Case studies - Showcasing the work that was done both before and during the Green Win project. 

This online toolkit will be available to VMO's looking to reduce their CO2 emissions caused by pumping. As well as the Advisory Group, a Greener Waterways Network, will be promoting the strength of the results achieved through Green WIN and greener technologies for inland waterways. Efforts will be made at EU level to get greater recognition for inland waterways. With Green Win’s results demonstrating energy and cost efficiency as well as practical scientific evidence of CO2 reduction, a case will be lobbied to EU policymakers to support development of EU policy in the area of waterway infrastructure, hopefully leading to legislation improvement insisting on pump replacement with CO2 reduced / neutral pumps. Interested in getting involved? Feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

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