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The Value of Water(s): Strategies to Reduce Impact on Freshwater Resources

The frequency and geographical extent of drought events affecting Europe are increasing. As predicted by the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), water scarcity is rapidly shifting from a primarily Mediterranean issue to a continental emergency. Addressing this fundamental societal challenge requires an overhaul of water resources management.

A recently adopted EU regulation should encourage the reuse of water (following wastewater treatment process) by the agricultural sector, which is the main “user” of freshwater resources on our continent. Reclaimed water or alternative water sources also have the potential to meet certain industrial needs or urban uses. In addition to reducing the impact on freshwater resources, these alternative sources can also help save high quality and precious water for drinking purposes.

In this framework, the seminar aims to explore the potential and challenges of implementing the new water reuse regulation in agriculture, as well as the opportunities for alternative water sources in urban contexts.

You can choose to participate in person or online

An interpretation service will be available in Portuguese, English, Italian & French.

Event Properties

Event Date 30-03-2023 2:30 pm
Event End Date 30-03-2023 6:00 pm
Location Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal

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