New EU Report ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development’: how projects can contribute to EU legislation


During the Water Knowledge Europe 2021 Spring edition, held in March 2021, Water Europe, together with EASME and NextGen project organized the workshop on ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development’ within the context of Water Projects Europe event. Water experts and policy makers were there to discuss the governance challenges in the transition towards circular water solutions. The six Horizon 2020-projects projects participated in the workshop were: 

– Water2Return
– Run4Life
– NextGen
– Project Ô

Based on the outcomes of Water Projects Europe, the European Commission published the ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development’ Report, as a reflection on the policy implications for the implementation and transferability of initiatives to further close water cycles, reuse water, and recover energy and nutrients from wastewater, based on real-life experience from water in the Circular Economy (CE) demonstration cases across Europe. The report presents not only the topics discussed but also several recommendations derived from the Horizon2020 projects. Discover here the full report.


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