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In this project, we will explore the potential of utilizing the River Leie as a heat source to efficiently and intelligently warm future buildings of Howest and the city of Kortrijk. Waterwarmth aims to combine knowledge, innovative thinking, and organizational expertise across the North Sea region to collectively address the challenges of energy transition and accelerate a socially just shift to carbon-neutral heating and cooling.

The goal of Waterwarmth is to highlight the untapped potential of aquathermy, demonstrating the implementation of aquathermy systems that alleviate network congestion by offering flexibility and operating outside the central network. Replicable examples of large-scale aquathermy systems and management structures will be made widely available through an energy community roadmap. Additionally, an European aquathermy network will be established, initiating numerous project developments in the North Sea region.