Houseful holds webinar on wastewater reclamation and reuse
14 Mar 2023
On 9 March, as part of the EU-funded Houseful project, alchemia-nova and LEITAT hosted a webinar that offered an overview of the legal, economic, technical, and social situation and framework for wastewater reclamation and reuse.
This webinar was specifically focused on Spain and Austria, where the Houseful Demo-buildings are situated, and thereby represent novel opportunities, challenges, and requirements for future circular buildings. Technically and legally, many solutions are basically ready to be implemented on a wider scale. However, there are still some economic and social barriers related to the promotion of nature-based solutions for water treatment and reuse. It is especially important to involve all stakeholders in decision-making processes and communicate the benefits of nature-based solutions, including improved health, environmental protection, and increased resource security.
The panelists were Dr. Marco Hartl (alchemia–nova) and Dr. Ainhoa Gaudes (LEITAT).
Dr. Milo Fiasconaro also attended as a special guest. He is the Executive Director of Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water operators. Dr. Fiasconaro discussed, together with alchemia–nova and LEITAT, the opportunities and challenges of nature-based solutions for wastewater treatment in buildings.
The webinar has been recorded and can be viewed on YouTube.