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Layman’s Report and the final video of LIFE WIRE are already available

Since the LIFE WIRE project has been completed in March 2017, one of the latest tasks consisted in preparing project summary and presenting it in an attractive and easy to understand way. To meet this goal, it was decided to …

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The LIFE WIRE presents After LIFE Communication Plan

The main aim of After LIFE communication Plan is to ensure the continuity of communication and dissemination activities once the project is finished in order to guarantee the impact of the project in the future. In concrete, the LIFE WIRE …

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Final workshop of the LIFE WIRE project “Challenges of water reuse in industries: from research to implementation”

Water scarcity is an ever-growing reality and for this reason development of sustainable water strategies is no longer an option, but a necessity. Water reuse is a key strategy of water resources management. The use of regenerated water could reduce …

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European Commission monitoring meeting

Last week Cetaqua received in its headquarters the visit of the monitor of the LIFE WIRE project, Rosana Asensio. The objective of the meeting was to bring together all the project partners in order to review the progress of the …

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New visit to the LIFE WIRE’s prototype

The LIFE WIRE’s prototype, which is located in the WWTP of El Baix Llobregat (El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona), has received another visit on 18th January 2017. In total, 16 people from different entities such as AMAEM, Hidraqua Valencia and Aguas …

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New visits to the LIFE WIRE prototype

The LIFE WIRE prototype, installed at the WWTP of El Baix Llobregat (El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona), has received two new visits during the last months of 2016. The first one took place on November 17th and was attended by …

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The LIFE WIRE project celebrated its penultimate EB meeting

The 9th Executive Board Meeting of the LIFE WIRE project was held in Cetaqua on November 24th.  During the meeting, the project partners shared and discussed the project technical progress, administrative issues, communication planning and the next steps to be …

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The LIFE WIRE project presented in “Life projects technical conference: Water, waste and circular economy”

The last 8th of November took place in Manresa (Barcelona, Spain) a “Life projects technical conference: Water, waste and circular economy”, an event organized by Eurecat – CTM. The main aim of the event was to bring together companies, research …

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Boosting reuse in the integral water cycle: a two days conference within the framework of the LIFE WIRE and LIFE aWare projects

Due to the constantly increasing population and the water scarcity, water reuse is considered a key resource for a sustainable water management. Reclaimed water can be used in agriculture and industries for example, which would reduce the use of conventional …

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LIFE WIRE technical brochure is now available online

The LIFE WIRE project has recently presented its second technical brochure. It contains technical information about the prototype and its different configurations as well as mid-term results. You can download the pdf file here.   

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La Vanguardia and Retema mentioned the LIFE WIRE project

During the month of October, two articles on the LIFE WIRE project were published. The first one appeared in La Vanguardia, one of the most important newspapers in Spain, where formed part of the special monograph dedicated to the iWater …

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The LIFE WIRE project is presented in IDA 2016

The 2016 IDA International Water Reuse and Recycling Conference took place at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice (France) between September 25th and 27th. According to the event organizers, the conference was launched with the slogan “Turning …

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1st Advisory Board meeting in El Baix Llobregat wastewater reclamation plant

The 1st Advisory Board meeting of the LIFE WIRE project was held on 30th September 2016 in El Baix Llobregat wastewater reclamation plant (WWRP). The meeting brought together project Advisory Board members Christian Kazner (University of Applied Sciences and Arts …

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The LIFE WIRE’s prototype has received three visits during the last week

The LIFE WIRE’s prototype installed at the WWTP of El Baix Llobregat (El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona) has received 3 visits during the last week of September. In total, 8 people were introduced to the LIFE WIRE concept and the …

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The LIFE WIRE project presented in the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Processing

On 12th and 13th September, the Meliá Sitges Hotel Congress Centre in Sitges (near Barcelona, Spain) hosted an International Conference on Sustainable Water Processing. The first edition was devoted to the topics of water process engineering, sustainability and energy efficiency, …

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Master’s thesis carried out in the framework of LIFE WIRE

The 15th July was a great day for Mateo Postur, membrane pilot plant operations technician of Cetaqua. Mateo successfully defended his thesis, titled “Tertiary effluent treatment using membranes and adsorption technologies for industrial use” and has got a master’s degree in Chemical …

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The LIFE WIRE project publishes its second newsletter

LIFE WIRE, a European demonstration project that seeks to promote the reuse of reclaimed water in industry, published its second newsletter in July. The main topic of this edition is the successful performance of the nano-structured adsorbent (CNM) media and …

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LIFE WIRE poster presented in the 13th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

On 13-16 June 2016, Jerez de la Frontera hosted the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET) organized by the International Water Association (IWA). This 13th edition was focused mainly on leading innovations in the field of water …

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8th Executive Board meeting of the LIFE WIRE Project

8Th Executive Board meeting of the LIFE WIRE project was held in Cetaqua, Cornellá de LLobregat (Barcelona) on Monday, June 27. During the meeting, the consortium members reviewed the technical progress of the project as well as communication and administrative …

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LIFE WIRE project presented in DEMOWARE Water Reuse Conference

Last 13-14 June took place in Barcelona a Water Reuse Conference, an event organized by DEMOWARE project (FP7) and focused on interchanging experiences in water reuse projects. The LIFE WIRE, being a project targeted at boosting industrial water reuse by …

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La Vanguardia mentions the LIFE WIRE project in the article on the World Environment Day

On 5th June every year since 1973 La Vanguardia, a Spanish daily newspaper, has a tradition to release an article dedicated to the World Environment Day. This year La Vanguardia, in collaboration with Agbar, a company dedicated to water services, …

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LIFE WIRE project presented in EDS Rome 2016 Conference

The last 22-26th of May the conference “Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy”, organized by the EDS (European Desalination Society) took place in Rome, Italy. The conference brought together research scientists, design engineers from water industries, government departments, …

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Notice Board Instaled in El Baix Llobregat WWTP

The technical Notice Board of the LIFE WIRE project has been installed in the El Baix Llobregat (Barcelona) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), where the prototype of the project is located. The purpose of the Notice Board is to provide simplified …

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First LIFE WIRE Newsletter

LIFE WIRE Project has launched its first Newsletter to celebrate the second anniversary of the project and theprototype installation at the WWTP of Baix Llobregat. The newsletter, which is expected to be issued twice a year , includes information on …

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Successful European Comission monitoring meeting

Last week, Cetaqua received in its headquarters the visit of the Desk Officers of the European Commission and external monitor of NEEMO EEIG to review the progress accomplished and the next steps of the LIFE WIRE project. In addition to …

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LIFE WIRE celebrates its 7th EB meeting

The 7th Executive Board meeting of the LIFE WIRE project was held on the 18th March 2016 at Cetaqua’s headquarters in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona). At least one member of each partner attended the meeting. The consortium made a review …

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SFLL Council visits LIFE WIRE and LIFE aWARE

On Thursday March 14th, several technicians of the city Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat visited the pilots of the LIFE WIRE and LIFE aWARE projects led by Cetaqua. Council members could learn more about the work done in the Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) …

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Suez visits LIFE WIRE pilot plant

Two members representing Suez employees, Agatta Constantini and Enric Amiguet, visited on March 9th 2016 Cetaqua’s headquarters in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona) and Baix Llobregat WWTP, where the pilots of LIFE WIRE and LIFE aWARE are located. They have shown …

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FuturENVIRO publishes an article about the LIFE WIRE project

The LIFE WIRE project keeps making noise in the media. In the November number of the prestigious scientific journal FuturENVIRO, the project has published three pages dedicated to the work that has been carried out since the project gave its …

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The Consortium of LIFE WIRE visit the prototype within the 6th Executive Board

The 6th Executive Board meeting of LIFE WIRE project was held on the 11th November at the WWTP of Baix Llobregat. The meeting, which was attended by various members of the consortium, reviewed the technical and administrative progress of the …

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LIFE WIRE’s prototype has been successfully commissioned at the Baix Llobregat WWTP

The LIFE WIRE’s prototype has been  installed and has been successfully commissioned at the WWTP of Baix Llobregat (El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona). The prototype is currently treating the water produced by the tertiary treatment of the WWRP through a …

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LIFE WIRE presented to the leading experts of R+D+ in urban water management in Spain

LIFE WIRE project was presented in the ‘Vanguards in Science and Technology Innovation in Water Management’ event, organized by the Spanish Association of Water Supply and Sanitation (AEAS) on 21st and 22nd of September, in Madrid. Under the title “Boosting …

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2nd monitoring meeting to the LIFE WIRE project

On the 18th June, the EC External Monitor, Ms. Rosana Asensio, visited Cetaqua’s headquarters in Barcelona to hold a monitoring meeting with the LIFE WIRE project consortium: TACSA, ECOIMSA, ARCHROMA, Aigües de Barcelona, AMB y CETAQUA. The general purpose of …

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Aquamagazine echoes the project LIFE WIRE

Aquamagazine, the Aqualogy’s magazine that disseminates the company’s strategy, innovation and skills through interviews and  i articles, has dedicated one of its Flashes to the LIFE+ WIRE project, led by Cetaqua. On the flash, the participation of the Spanish car …

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2nd visit of students to the LIFE WIRE and aWARE sites

On  March 27th a group of 25 students of the Master in Water Management (MWM), a program designed by Aqua Development Network accredited by UPC,  visited El Baix Llobregat WWTP and the sites of LIFE WIRE and aWARE project. This …

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Students of the Postgraduate of Aqualogy visit the WWTP of El Prat

Students of the Postgraduate Degree in Water Treatment Plant Management and Operation of Aqualogy attended, last February 20th, a guided tour of the WWTP of El Prat de Llobregat. During the visit, the students learned about the El Prat water …

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Tecnoaqua’s magazine has published an article of LIFE WIRE’s project

Tecnoaqua  published a technical article of LIFE WIRE, a project led by Cetaqua, in its last November / December 2014 edition. The article, titled “Life Wire, promoting urban industrial reuse of reclaimed water treatment by satellite systems“, describes the main …

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Aqualogy visited the sites of LIFE WIRE and aWARE projects in the WWRP of Baix Llobregat

The last 19th December a total of 25 people from Aqualogy, the global brand of integrated water solutions for sustainable development, visited the tertiary treatment of the WWRP of “El Baix Llobregat” and the sites of LIFE WIRE and AWARE’s …

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Succes of the Networking Meeting organized by LIFE WIRE, AQUATIK and aWARE

About 40 people attended last November 27th to the Networking meeting organized by the LIFE+ projects: AQUATIK, aWARE and LIFE WIRE at Can Serra’s installations, in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona). The conference was divided into different parts. In an initial …

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Networking Meeting the 27th November of LIFE WIRE, aWARE and AQUATIK

 On the 27th November a Networking meeting will be organized by three LIFE projects coordinated by CETaqua. Those projects are LIFE WIRE, AQUATIK and aWARE. The event will take place at Can Serra’s installations, in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain), …

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Participants of the EIP WATER conference visited El Baix Llobregat WWRP and the LIFE WIRE and aWARE projects.

A group of participants of the EIP Water Conference 2014, which was held from the 4th to 6th November in Barcelona (Spain), visited El Baix Llobregat Waste Water Reclamation Plant (WWRP) (Prat de Llobregat, Spain), where the LIFE projects LIFE …

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The EC launches a consultation on policy options to optimise water reuse

The aim of this consultation is to evaluate the most suitable EU-level instrument/s to foster water reuse, while ensuring the health and environmental safety of water reuse practices and the free trade of food products. The results of the consultation …

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LIFE WIRE’S Networking

LIFE WIRE project has new collaboration agreements with projects like WaterReuse, ROEM+ and SANePLAN. Besides, LIFE WIRE project is collaborating with other LIFE projects, led by CETaqua, such as: Aquatik and Aware. To access the PDF files collaboration, visit the …

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LIFE WIRE’s Leaflet is available

LIFE WIRE’s leaflet can be found now on-line. In the leaflet you can find  the main information about the project as well as the context in which it takes place and the objectives to achieve. LIFE WIRE is coordinated by …

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SEAT is the new stakeholder of LIFE WIRE project

The company’s car SEAT will collaborate in the project LIFE WIRE as a stakeholder. SEAT, S.A. was founded by the National Institute of Industry in 1950 under the name of Spanish Society of Tourist Cars. SEAT belong to the German group Volkswagen …

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EC External Monitor visit to LIFE WIRE project

On 13th of May the External Monitor of the European Commission visited the LIFE WIRE project. The meeting was held in CETaqua’s headquarters, in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona). The LIFE WIRE results obtained so far were presented by the project …

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2nd Executive Board Meeting LIFE WIRE Project

On 14th May was held the 2nd Executive Board meeting about LIFE WIRE project in CETaqua headquarters, in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona). The meeting was organized by CETaqua and the attendants were Aigües de Barcelona, Envitech,Archroma, Ecoimsa, TACSA and Área …

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LIFE WIRE’s website is available

LIFE WIRE’s website is now available. The project was launched in October 2013 and is expected to be completed in September 2016. The project is coordinated by CETaqua Water Technology Center and implemented in partnership with Aigües de Barcelona (AGBAR), …

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1st Executive Board Meeting LIFE WIRE

The 1st Executive Board meeting of the LIFE WIRE project was held on the 4th of February 2014 in CETaqua headquarters, in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona). The meeting was organized by CETaqua and the attendants were Aigües de Barcelona, Envitech,Archroma, …

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LIFE WIRE’S First Consortium Meeting

LIFE WIRE project started in October and today has been held the first meeting with all the partners, in Cetaqua Barcelona (Cornellà de Llobregat). The project partners are Cetaqua, Envitech, Ecoimsa, Archroma, Tacsa, AMB and Aigües de Barcelona, Empresa Metropolitana de Gestió del Cicle Integral de l’Aigua. …

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