Water Reuse Europe Knowledge Exchange Event 2019

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Water Reuse Europe Knowledge Exchange Event 2019

21st October 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm BST

Water Reuse Europe, the trade association for the European water reuse sector, hosted a one day knowledge exchange event in Lille (France) on Monday 21stOctober 2019.

There were 40 participants to our Knowledge Exchange Event in Lille coming from 13 countries in Europe and from all sorts of backgrounds: Universities/Research centres (9); Utilities (18); Private companies, solutions providers, SMEs etc. (9), Associations (3) and municipalities (1). There were 11 EU projects on water reuse and resource recovery presenting the outcomes of their research and therefore providing an opportunity for all the water professionals attending the event to advance their awareness of leading-edge research in the area.

Water Reuse Europe Award 2019 for innovation in water reuse

The shortlisted nominees

At the Knowledge Exchange Event, the winner of our 2019 Award for Innovations in Water Reuse was awarded. The three finalists included The Mörbylånga drinking water treatment plant, Hydraloop, and The FGWRS® demonstrator for greywater recycling. The Award went to the Mörbylånga drinking water treatment plant.

After several years of water shortage, Mörbylånga Municipality in Sweden commissioned a drinking water treatment plant (DWTP), independent from rainfall and groundwater recharge. The plant focuses on desalination of brackish water from wells close to the Baltic Sea, and treating used process water from a nearby food processing plant. The industrial water is treated in the Mörbylånga Pretreatment Plant before being introduced to the DWTP. Blending brackish water and reused industrial water is beneficial as the salinity of industrial water is much lower, which lowers the energy consumption and treatment costs.


Event programme

You will find below our exciting programme for our Knowledge Exchange Event.  The WRE conference already includes presentations from speakers involved in ten EU projects on water recycling and resource recovery and the event should be a great opportunity for participants to learn about leading-edge research in the area, develop new collaboration and share perspectives on the future of the water reuse sector.

Find out more about the speakers here.

Presentations from the finalists and winner announcement

Time Event Presenter
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:10 Opening and welcome Paul JEFFREY, Chair of the Water Reuse Europe Board of Directors, United Kingdom
9:10 – 10:25 European water reuse projects presentations – Session I
P1: ANtibioticS and mobile resistance elements in WastEwater Reuse applications: risks and innovative solutions- (ANSWER)-ITN. Luc HORNSTRA, KWR, The Netherlands.
P2: MadforWaterDevelopment and application of integrated technological and management solutions for wastewater treatment   and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of Mediterranean African countries.  Dario FRASCARI, University of Bologna, Italy.
P3: SuWaNu EuropeNetwork for effective knowledge transfer on safe and economic wastewater reuse in agriculture in Europe. Nicolas CONDOM, Ecofilae, France.
10:25 – 10:45 Coffee break – Poster session
10:45 – 12:10 European water reuse projects presentations – Session II
P1: InduRe: Technological concepts for industrial water reuse Albert JANSEN, WIC, WssTP, The Netherlands.
P2: Water2Return  Resource-oriented solutions for industrial wastewater treatment. Antonia LORENZO LÓPEZ, Bioazul, Spain.
P3: INNOQUA – Innovative Wastewater Treatment. Jean-Baptiste DUSSAUSSOIS, Nobatek, France.
12:10 – 12:40  Matching Capital with Water Reuse Projects. Jeroen TIELMANQStoneCapital, The Netherlands
12:40 – 13:30 Cocktail Lunch and Posters
13:30 – 15:00  European water reuse projects presentations – Session III
P1: Fertinnowa – Transfer of innovative techniques for sustainable    water use in fertigated crops. Els BERCKMOES, Proefstation de Groenteteelt, Belgium.
P2: Hydrousa – Demonstration of water loops with innovative regenerative business models for the Mediterranean region. Simos MALAMIS, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.
P3: iMETland – A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical          Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment. Abraham ESTEVE NUNEZ, IMDEA Water, Spain.
1 P4: LIFE PureAgroH2O – Innovative Photocatalytic Nanofiltration technology for pollutant removal and water reuse of Agro-industrial effluents. George ROMANOS, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN), NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 15:55 Update on Water Reuse Europe Paul JEFFREYChair of the Water Reuse Europe Board of Directors, United Kingdom
15:55 – 16:30 Water Reuse Europe Innovation Prize 2019
Presentations from the three finalists and announcement of the winner
Paul JEFFREYChair of the Water Reuse Europe Board of Directors, United Kingdom
16:30 – 16:45 Wrap up – What’s next? Paul JEFFREY, Chair of the Water Reuse Europe Board of Directors, United Kingdom




21st October 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
Event Category:


Water Reuse Europe


Lille, France
Hotel Alliance Couvent des Minimes
Lille, France
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