NEW PAPER: Water Reuse in a Circular Economy finally published!
The wait is finally over!
2 years ago the seeds of the EYE’s working Group Water Reuse in a Circular Economy were planted and now comes the fruit of the working group‘s endeavours. In a short, comprehensible, informative, and realistic paper the working group has summarised several factors that concern water reuse.
The topic of water is of crucial significance globally. The significance of this matter within Europe was highlighted recently when Spain, Italy, and Portugal had to put in place strict regulations to control their water scarcity problem. EYE’s working group therefore does not aim to blindly promote a topic but we aim to take as many factors into account as possible, trying to inspect and evaluate different aspects that concern reusing water, deepening our understanding of this crucial topic.
Social, environmental, and industrial aspects were examined in this educational paper. Besides looking at the current and new technologies, the legal opportunities and barriers are also highlighted. Have you got a great idea but struggle to finance your idea? Financial grants provided by several countries are listed as well in the paper.
The EYE’s working group ‘Water Reuse in a Circular Economy’ was established in July 2020. Since then, more than 13 people have been intensively involved in researching, collecting data, and contacting relevant organisations for information for more than 24 months to make the existence of this educational paper possible. The purpose of this educational paper is to raise awareness and provide an insight to industries, engineers, individuals, and possibly governments about how reusing water may be of relevance.
Water is one of Earth’s most valued resources, and the impacts of climate change will continue to make it scarce. Our Water Reuse working group aims at taking as many factors into account as possible, trying to inspect and evaluate different aspects that concern reusing water, deepening our understanding of this crucial topic. We envision to shed light on creative solutions that will promote sustainable use of water resources in European industries and beyond, in addition to seeking to reinforce the awareness of young professionals and decision-makers on the effects of anthropogenic factors on water resources. Highlighting the need to focus on providing opportunities and support to several industries around Europe and the globe is also on our agenda.
As young engineers we shall lay our focus on:
- Industries that have the most potential to make sustainable use of water sources, particularly in reaching circular economy targets.
- Suggesting engineering technologies available on the market, or being researched, for the treatment of water and the investment in such technologies.
- Political advances being made with respect to the field.
- Education and awareness on the protection of water sources, and potential for water reuse.