According to the latest report from the JRC Global Drought Observatory on Drought in Europe released in March 20231, the impact of dry conditions on water resources availability this winter are already emerging in wide areas of western and north-western Europe and several smaller areas in southern Europe. In certain countries such as France, Spain, and northern Italy, these dry conditions are raising concerns as they follow similar patterns to the one observed in 2022 that resulted in extreme drought and impact on water supply and agriculture. Although the JRC Global Drought Observatory reports that “vegetation and crops at the beginning of the 2023 growing season have not been significantly affected yet, the current situation may become critical in the coming months if temperature and precipitation anomalies persists in spring.”
One way of alleviating the impact of drought on our water supply and more specifically agriculture, is water reuse. With this webinar, Water Reuse Europe and Water Europe – through the expertise of its Working Group on Water and Sustainable Agrifood Systems – are bringing together experts in the agricultural water reuse sector from across Europe, to discuss the status of water reuse through examples of good practices, the challenges faced to comply with the EU Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/741) on minimum requirements for water reuse coming into force on the 23rd of June 2023, and opportunities to further encourage circular approaches in the agricultural sector.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Water professionals, developers, industry leaders, solution providers, technology suppliers, policy makers, researchers, end-users, and consultants involved in or with an interest for water reuse.
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|14:00||14:05||Welcome and introduction
Marie Raffin, Director and Chairperson of the Water Reuse Europe Board of Directors.
Andrea Rubini, Director of Operations, Water Europe.
Scientific Project Officer, Joint Research Center, European Comission, Italy.
Professor of Chemical-Environmental Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.
Water reuse risk management plans and digitalization: case studies in Italy.
Water reuse risk management plans (WRRMPs) are the key to adapt monitoring and management strategies to the local conditions and value chains. A proper combination of digitalization and conventional approach may optimize the risk management, even considering the Water-Energy-Food-Carbon nexus. The presentation will report case studies related to EU-funded projects Digital Water City, WATERUN and FIT4REUSE, while presenting a first full scale WRRMP in an Italian system.
Environmental Engineer, EYDAP SA, Greece.
Master plan of water reuse schemes and challenges in the Eastern Attica Region, Greece.
Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics and Watershed Protection, University of Bologna, Italy.
Senior Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Italy.
Smart experimental platform to evaluate the effects of crops irrigation with treated wastewater.
Concluding remarks and close.