In the last years numerous scientific and technical efforts have been focused on finding strategies for decentralised treatment of wastewater, looking for the recovery of resources, including but not limited to water itself. Decentralised treatment has a number of interesting potentialities.
The objective of the symposium is to analyse, through the combined effort of experts and involved social agents, the state of the art of decentralised strategies, including opportunities and challenges that the decentralized water treatment have to overcome in order to achieve its full development. Furthermore, practical examples of public and private initiatives will be presented, as well as round tables set to study the perception and social acceptance of these initiatives.
The symposium will present the conclusions obtained in the Run4Life project, including the developing of several innovative technologies that could be of interest for the treatment of different types of urban wastewater.
The conference not only aims to analyse technological alternatives, whether commercially available or under development, but also the social, economic, environmental and structural aspects that may affect the relevance and viability of the proposed solutions.