KWR is organising an interactive ARREAU workshop at the annual WaterLink Symposium in Leeuwarden. ARREAU is the EIP Water Action Group – the acronym stands for Accelerating Resource Recovery from the Water Cycle. The creation of the circular economy requires an acceleration of resource recovery and recycling, for which the formation of new value chains and collaborations with different stakeholders is necessary. A variety of international examples will be discussed in the workshop and the different initiatives connected.
Dealing efficiently with resources forms the basis for a circular economy. The water sector’s contribution consists of joint, practice-oriented research into the reduction of, and alternatives to, the currently used resources, and the implementation of resource recovery and recycling in the watercycle.
Various international examples of resource recovery and recycling will be discussed in the workshop. Kees Roest, KWR’s TKI Water Technology programme coordinator, will chair the session and make a presentation on ARREAU and the circular economy. Staffan Filipsson, from the Swedish IVL, will in turn make a presentation on circular economy projects in northern Europe.
Pieter van den Hoogenband will also be at WaterLink. The world-renowned swimmer will talk about the parallels between top-level sport, entrepreneurship and pioneering in the field of innovation.
You can register for the symposium via the WaterLink website.