Category: feature

Wetlands as an innovative pretreatment for desalination plant for chemical industry

  The growing world population leads to an increasing demand for food and water. Moreover, the depletion of resources and the consequences of climate change require industries to reduce their water footprint by using water more efficiently through innovative technologies. From 2019 – 2021 Dow Benelux BV, Evides Industriewater and new Water Reuse Europe member…
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26th July 2022 0
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Implementation of a nature-based solution for the treatment of RO concentrates in Koksijde (Belgium)

  In the western part of Flanders, Aquaduin is responsible for the production and distribution of drinking water for around 60,000 inhabitants, mainly through the abstraction of groundwater from two coastal aquifers: Saint André (123ha) and Westhoek (87 ha). In the 1980s, an ever-increasing water demand resulting from population growth and tourism meant that Aquaduin could…
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15th March 2022 0

Water Reuse Europe member, De Watergroep, builds largest water recycling plant in Flanders for Alpro

  With the floods that affected Belgium in July, it’s easy to forget just how dry the early months of the year were. There is no doubt that Flanders is in the midst of a chronic drought. To help relieve the pressure on the vulnerable aquifers of West Flanders, Alpro turned to Water Reuse Europe…
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3rd November 2021 0

HotSpotReuse®, a new tool to boost the circular economy of water

Developed by Ecofilae, and sponsored by Water Reuse Europe, HotSpotReuse® is the the first collaborative platform open to everyone, free of charge for circular water economy on a local level. As such we believe that HotSpotReuse® will be a very useful tool for the water reuse community in Europe and beyond. Learn more about this…
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31st May 2021 0

The Water Reuse Podcast

Find all episodes of the Water Reuse Podcast below: Episode 2 Miquel Rovira Boixaderas Director of Sustainability at Eurecat (Technological Centre of Catalonia), Spain   Episode 1 Jos Frijns Resilience Management & Governance team leader at KWR  

24th January 2020 0

Water Reuse in India, a priority area for the India-EU Water Partnership

  The India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP) is an outcome of the ‘Joint Declaration on Water’ adopted by India and the EU on 30 March 2016 during the 13th EU-India Summit in Brussels, to enhance cooperation on water issues, including the ‘Clean Ganga’ programme of the Government of India. It aims to facilitate cooperation between India…
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17th September 2019 0

Matching agricultural freshwater supply and demand: Recycling wastewater through subirrigation

Agriculture is confronted with increasing challenges associated with climate change such as prolonged periods of drought alternating with more intensive rainfall events, and more broadly with water scarcity issues which result in increasing crop damages. Strategies are being developed to control these risks and to secure long-term supplies of water. This requires new approaches to …
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15th May 2019 1

SmartFertiReuse Demonstrating the value of water reuse for agricultural irrigation

Aureilhan Wastewater Treatment plant (France) Access to good quality water is one of the major human and economic challenges for the decades to come. Population growth, accompanied by increased water use, will not only severely reduce water availability per person but also create stress on biodiversity in the entire global ecosystem. With agriculture accounting for 70%…
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21st March 2019 0

Torreele reuse scheme delivers resilience

In 2017 and 2018, Belgium, and more specifically the Western part of Flanders, suffered from two severe drought events concentrated over a short period of time, from April to July in each year. Over these two consecutives events, only 61% and 68% respectively of the normal average rainfall of 213 mm was recorded. This resulted…
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