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WATER REUSE WORKSHOP

Use of reclaimed water in agriculture

A multi-disciplinary event with high-profile speakers who will provide practical insights on the most relevant topics for water reuse with a a field visit to an experimental site of sub-tropical crops irrigated with reclaimed water.

Sat, May 18, 2024
Malaga, Spain

Water scarcity is a multi-dimensional challenge whose solution requires the coordination of different actors moving towards more sustainable water management. 

The use of non-conventional resources such as reclaimed/recycled water is gaining importance especially in agriculture as a climate change mitigation strategy. Water reuse implies economic, social and environmental benefits but there are still important barriers for implementation. 

The new EU Regulation on water reuse shall be an incentive for safe practice based on common standards in the whole EU, but there is a need to acquire the necessary knowledge for proper adaptation.

The hybrid workshop held in Malaga on July 6th is intended to increase competences and skills of the audience to advance in the implementation of water reuse in agriculture. It will be a multi-disciplinary event with high-profile speakers who will provide practical insights on the most relevant topics for water reuse such as socio-economic aspects, adequate technologies for water reclamation, risk management and practical recommendations for farmers. The workshop will include a field visit to an experimental site of sub-tropical crops irrigated with reclaimed water.

The Water Academies are part of the Cross-KIC project Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe lead by four innovation communities (EIT Manufacturing, EIT Food, EIT Climate and EIT Digital) in cooperation with three project partners (TU Delft, Athena and BioAzul). We will deliver 3 all-day long on-site and hybrid Water Academies workshops with the sessions on water efficiency in industry, urban water management and the role of nature-based solutions and water reuse in agriculture.

Water Academies 2022

  • Water Reuse Workshop - July 6, 2022 Malaga (Spain)
  • Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Water Management Workshop - July 22, 2022 Marathon (Greece)
  • Manufacturing Industries Workshop - tbc

The participation on the workshops will be free. Participants will be granted certificates for a fee when taking the on-line course (MOOC).

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