Commission approved grant agreement for the WATER MINING project 


The European Commission has approved the grant agreement for WATER MINING, a project aimed at demonstrating innovative water resource solutions. Water Europe is participating in the project along with other public and private partners from 12 countries. The project will be led by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and is set to start on 1 September 2020.

As part of the project, demonstrations in Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and The Netherlands will be built to show novel efficient ways to reclaim nutrients, minerals, energy and water from industrial and urban wastewater and seawater.

The WATER MINING project aims to provide examples for real-world implementation of the Water Framework Directive to help the transition to a circular economy. It also ties in with the recently presented European Green Deal.

The demonstrations will integrate selected innovative technologies developed by partners and from previously funded EU projects. The value-added end-products (water, platform chemicals, energy, nutrients, and minerals) are expected to fuel regional economic developments.


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