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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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Water scarcity

Water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced by society in the 21st century. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century. Although there is no global water scarcity as such, an increasing number of regions are chronically short of water.

Water conservation is the hydrological answer to scarcity problem and certainly water reuse is an important component of water conservation strategies. Several projects have demonstrated the benefits of water reuse and thus, it has been recognised as unique opportunity to be considered as a sustainable practice within a framework of integrated water management. Reuse provides two important benefits: the provision of an alternative water resource and the reduction of environmental impacts by reducing/eliminating wastewater disposal, which results in the preservation of water quality downstream.

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