The Search for More Climate-proof Ways of Producing Drinking Water
With 35 partners from eight European countries, the EU-funded Horizon project B-WaterSmart aims at a smarter water cycle. In Woumen, Belgium, for example, ongoing research explores how drinking water production can be secured in face of a changing climate.
Using a pilot installation, WRE member De Watergroep investigates whether innovative membrane technologies make lower-quality surface water available to supplement drinking water production. Aquafin, also one of our members, studies whether treated sewage can be upgraded to become available for drinking water production.