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SYNOPSIS

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS

The symposium is organised in cooperation between the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), the Wageningen University and Research (WUR), the Free Trade Zone of Vigo (ZFV) and Aqualia, all of them members of the project Run4Life.

There will be technical sessions and conferences on social issues, as well as examples of applications, municipal and private initiatives.

Dual event, both in-person and streaming modalities.

COMMITTEES
Scientific committee:

The symposium is organised in cooperation between the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), the Wageningen University and Research (WUR), the Free Trade Zone of Vigo (ZFV) and Aqualia, all of them members of the project Run4Life.

There will be technical sessions and conferences on social issues, as well as examples of applications, municipal and private initiatives.

Dual event, both in-person and streaming modalities.

Organizing Commitee:

The symposium is organised in cooperation between the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), the Wageningen University and Research (WUR), the Free Trade Zone of Vigo (ZFV) and Aqualia, all of them members of the project Run4Life.

There will be technical sessions and conferences on social issues, as well as examples of applications, municipal and private initiatives.

Dual event, both in-person and streaming modalities.

ABOUT RUN4LIFE

The event is organized by the European project H2020 Run4Life https://run4life-project.eu/ , which goal is to prove the viability of decentralised wastewater treatment. The main objective is to recover resources from residual waters, namely energy, nutrients and clean water. To achieve this, the segregated collection of grey water, black water and kitchen residual water is encouraged.

The project, besides developing and applying treatment and recovery technologies and strategies, explores the technical and economic viability of the processes involved, as well as their social acceptance and the legislative and market necessities that are in order to push forward this alternative concept of wastewater treatment.

Run4Life is in its final stages, and in their website a summary of the results obtained so far can be found: https://run4life-project.eu/documents/

Updates on results and project-related events can be found both on our website and our social networks (LinkedIn and Twitter).

PROGRAMME
  • 9h30 - 10h00 Conference welcome and registration
  • 10h00 – 10h10 Opening the Conference
  • 10h10 – 11h30 Decentralized treatment overview
    • Grietje Zeeman, WUR, The Netherlands
    • Representante de Aqualia
    • Hamse Kajerstadius , NVSA, Sweden
    • Lieven Demolder, CEIP, Belgium
  • 11h30 – 12h00 Coffee break
  • 12h00 – 12h20 Social perception and acceptation
  • 12h20 – 13h00 Round table discussion w/ investors and developers
  • 12h00 – 12h20 Social perception and acceptation
    • Representative of Vialia Shopping Center
    • Representative of Zona Franca de Vigo
    • Representative of desarrollo urbanístico del Barrio del Cura
  • 13h00 – 13h45 Oficial opening
    • David Regades, Delegado del Estado en el Consorcio de la Zona fRanca de Vigo
    • Carmela Silva, Presidenta de la Diputación de Pontevedra
    • Abel Caballero, Alcalde de Vigo y Presidente de la FEMP
  • 13h45 – 15h30 Networking lunch
  • 15h30 – 17h00 National and international initiatives presentation
    • Paula XXXX. Public initiative, perspective in San Francisco, USA
    • XXXX. Barrio La Pineda. Private iniciative
    • Marta Oliver, Ayuntamiento de San Cugat. Public initiative, perspective from a municipality
    • Paraschos. DeSha. Private initiative
  • 17h00 – 17h30 Conference conclusions
    • Representative of Augas de Galicia
    • Representative of Vigo City Council
    • Representative of USC
    • Representative of Diputación de Pontevedra