Low Carbon Business Action in Mexico (LCBA Mexico)

The Low Carbon Business Action consisted of two interlinked phases combining concrete technology cooperation activities with more strategic long-term cooperation to facilitate the development of low emission industries in Mexico through cooperation with European SMEs, notably through clusters, on joint projects. The Main Objective: The objective was to contribute to the limitation and/or reduction or […]

Reduction of Energy Consumption in Wastewater Treatment Plants (BRAINYMEM)

The LIFE-BRAINYMEM project was supported and financed by the European Commission, within the LIFE program. Its main objective was to reduce energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants and to minimize their environmental impact. Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) with advanced control for water regeneration were introduced. The sub-objectives were to: minimize risks with proactive mitigation of wastewater; […]

Industrial Water Reuse in Sant Luis Potosi (Water Reuse Mexico)

The aim of the short term mission was to undertake a feasibility study and a basic engineering phase adaptation of the current water treatment plant for the company RESIMEX to have a continuous flow of 1,2 litre per second (to ensure compliance with the official Mexican standards for wastewater discharge to the urban or municipal […]

Links Between Agricultural Practices and Biodiversity in Mediterranean Landscapes (IUCN MED)

Extensive agricultural systems have contributed to livelihood subsistence in the Mediterranean basin for centuries as well as playing an important role in shaping the Mediterranean biodiversity. It has contributed to shape landscapes, culture and society through often complex and multidirectional relations. However, the relationship between cultural practices in extensive agricultural systems and biodiversity has not […]

Sustainable and Low Energy Wastewater Treatment for Warm Climates (LIFE CELCIUS)

The main objective of the CELSIUS project is to develop and demonstrate a wastewater treatment system for warm climate areas characterized by low energy consumption. The system proposed is the result of the combination of two innovative treatment processes: Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) and Partial Nitrification/Anammox Treatment. The first targets organic matter removal while the […]

Identification of Lessons Learned in Reuse of Treated Wastewater and Sludge Management in Latin America (Circular Economy LAC)

Latin America and the Caribe harbour approximately one third of global precipitation and water resources, being the continent with the largest water availability per capita. However, the resource is stational and unequally distributed. The region suffers from water pollution from untreated wastewater causing environmental and health problems. Water sanitation and reuse are crucial to counteract […]

Resilient Water Innovation for a Smart Economy (REWAISE)

REWAISE will create a new “smart water ecosystem”, integrating an intelligent digital framework for decentralized water services and decision making, involving all relevant stakeholders to embrace the true value of water, reducing freshwater and energy use, and recovering nutrients and materials – resulting in a carbon free, sustainable hydrological cycle, in line with the concept […]