WRE Activities

Water Reuse Europe Activities

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Webinar on Governance Models for Water Reuse In Europe - JUL 2022

On the 5th July 2022, Water Reuse Europe brought together speakers from across Europe involved in the development and implementation of water reuse schemes to discuss the governance models in place in their respective countries, the challenges associated with these, and how the concept of governance is decisive in success of any water reuse scheme.

Our webinar’s speakers included:

  • Miquel Rovira Boixaderas, Sustainability Area Director and Member of the Steering Committee, Eurecat, Spain. On: Water Reuse in Tarragona, Spain
  • Giacomo Giannoccaro , Associate professor, Dip. Scienze Agro-Ambientali e Teritoriali (DiSAAT), Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. On: Reclaimed urban wastewater for reuse in agriculture: Governance issues in the Puglia region.
  • Inge Genné, Programme Manager WATER, VITO WaterKlimaatHub, Belgium. On: Making Flanders “WaterProof” – a systemic approach.
  • Heather Smith, Senior Lecturer in Water Governance, Cranfield University, UK. On: Implementing the Water Reuse Regulation: Emerging Challenges.
  • For more information about this webinar, please click on the image.

    Water Reuse Europe members can access the webinar recording and presentation files in our members area.

    Webinar on Industrial Reuse - JAN 2022

    On the 28 JAN 2022, Water Reuse Europe organised a webinar on Industrial Reuse. The aim of this third webinar was to gauge the status of industrial reuse in Europe and discuss opportunities for further growth and challenges to address to further encourage circular approaches in the industrial sector.

    Our webinar’s speakers included:

  • Chris Heslegrave, Sales Manager, Aquabio Limited, UK;
  • Tom Vandeputte, Account manager Industry & Services, De Watergroep, Belgium
  • Tibor Kretschmann, Project Engineer, EnviroChemie, Germany.

    The webinar also featured presentation from the three finalists of Water Reuse Europe’s Innovation Prize 2021 and the winner announcement, Águas do Tejo Atlântico for their VIRA – Turn concepts and minds.

    For more information about this webinar, please click on the image.

    Water Reuse Europe members can access the webinar recording and presentation files in our members area.

  • WRE 2021 Webinar

    On the 26th of June, Water Reuse Europe and the American WateReuse Association brought together speakers from the USA and Europe from the USA and Europe who are involved in implemented – or are planning – potable reuse schemes to learn from their respective experiences in the development of such schemes with a specific emphasis on regulatory approaches, risk management and communication; and to discuss what is needed to enable wider adoption of potable reuse across Europe’s territories.

    The webinar, chaired by Water Reuse Europe director Emmanuel Van Houtte (Geologist, IWVA, BELGIUM) and WateReuse Board of Directors member Craig W. Lichty P.E. (Vice President, Client Director, Black & Veatch, USA), was a real success, bringing together more than 60 persons from around the world involved in water reuse and more specifically in the implementation – or are planning – of potable reuse schemes.

    More information on the webinar programme and our speakers are accessible here by clicking on the image.

    Water Reuse Europe members can access the webinar recording and presentation files in our members area.

    WRE 2020 Webinar

    On the 5th of June 2020, the Official Journal of the European Commission published the first European Regulation on Water Reuse (Regulation (EU) 2020/741) on minimum requirements for water reuse. A few months after its implementation (in December 2020), Water Reuse Europe organised a webinar to gauge the impact of this new legislative tool on agriculture from end-users’ perspectives.

    WRE Award 2019

    Congratulations to the Mörbylånga Drinking Water Treatment Plant who won the Water Reuse Europe Innovation Prize 2019! Congratulations also to our two other finalists Hydraloop and FGWRS for their innovative greywater recycling solutions!

    Knowledge Exchange Event 2019

    Water Reuse Europe hosted its first knowledge exchange event in Lille (France) on Monday 21st October 2019. Forty delegates from 13 countries in Europe attended the event. Coming from various backgrounds including Universities/Research centres (9); Utilities (18); Private companies, solutions providers, SMEs (9), Associations (3) and municipalities (1), the participants had the opportunity to advance their awareness of leading-edge research around water reuse and resource recovery in Europe through presentations from 11 EU funded projects.

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    Water Reuse Europe Review 2018

    Water Reuse Europe is very pleased to offer free access to its latest review of the water reuse sector in Europe. The review paints a picture of the current status of the water reuse sector in Europe, illustrating its growth over the past decade, its strengths and potential.

    water reuse award winner 2017

    WRE Award 2017

    The Water Reuse Europe “Most Innovative Water Reuse Scheme in Europe 2017" winner was announced as Aquabio Ltd for their water reuse solution at Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano site in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. The installation, which became fully operative in December 2016, enables more than 80% of water used to be safely recycled. technical visits including to the world renowned Torreele Water Reclamation Scheme for indirect potable reuse.

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    WRE Conference and Exhibition on Innovations in Water Reuse 2017

    WRE’s First Conference and Exhibition took place in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Bruges. Designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its medieval heritage, the “Little Venice of the North” was the perfect location to bring together companies and organisations active in the water reuse sector for a two day event packed with presentations from prestigious speakers, discussions, and technical visits including to the world renowned Torreele Water Reclamation Scheme for indirect potable reuse.