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CircSyst - Circular Systemic Solutions

The CircSyst project is focused on the development and demonstration of a range of novel Circular Systemic Solutions (CircSyst Solutions or CSS) that increase sustainability by applying innovative holistic circular models at local and regional scales.

The CircSyst solutions are based on nine demonstrators involving three of the priority value chains (plastic, packaging and water) of the European Commission's Circular Economy Action Plan. RISE will lead the Swedish demonstrator assessing integrated decision support tools and methodologies for water reuse and water symbiosis both in industry and the community. The demonstrator will be based in Gotland, Sweden and will include assessing aspects such as:

  • Variations in supply and demand of water between actors 
  • Need for water storage and treatment
  • The use of water of different quality for different applications
  • Microbiological risks of water storage for different qualities
  • Future climate impacts
  • Sustainability and economic aspects of different solutions

During the work RISE will use its biofilm testbed in Gothenburg to assess biological risks of storing and using water of different qualities. This knowledge will then be used to form guidelines around water reuse for food industry as well as being fed into the decision support tool. The decision support tool will be built on existing techniques in the field of system dynamics and systems thinking. This approach allows wholistic assessment of different water reuse options to find sustainable solutions for everybody involved.


Project name





Region Gotland

RISE role in project

Partner. Leader of Swedish demonstration project.

Project start


3 years

Total budget

12 million SEK


Region Gotland, AIDIMME, + 30 other partners


Horizon Europe

Project members

Andrew Simons

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Andrew Simons


+46 10 228 44 07

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Charlotta Löfström

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Charlotta Löfström


+46 10 516 67 30

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