The Interreg North Sea project ANCHOR Holds Inaugural Meeting
The Interreg North Sea project ANCHOR, aims to convince decision makers in city development to adopt decentralised water systems. It will do so by delivering practical tools and transition knowledge, developed by piloting in an urban context.
The project team held their kick-off meeting in Ghent recently to discover the ways in which ANCHOR can fuel the transition to decentralised water systems and was attended by the five demonstration site representatives and the expert panel. The project is led by VITO-Vlakwa, and carried out by project partners DuCoop, KWR Water Research Institute, Waternet, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, HAMBURG WASSER, Stockholms stad and NSVA – Nordvästra Skånes Vatten och Avlopp. It employs a unique existing EU demonstration network, which will be expanded with new pilots. The project network consists of 6 locations in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. Each demo uses source separation technology that allows for separate collection and treatment of waste water from households: greywater (sink, shower and washing machine water), and blackwater (toilet water). The project will dive into the impact of such systems on the recovery of water, energy and nutrients. It will also tap into the impact on the spread of micropollutants and pathogens, addressing social, technical and analytical questions.
Find more information on the project website at https://www.interregnorthsea.eu/anchor