The workshop will be held on February 7th at the Science Park of the University of Girona, and has as main objective disseminating several LIFE solutions for wastewater treatment and/or management among stakeholders (technology providers, utilities, administration, academic institutions…).
LEQUIA has carried out a study to identify the main needs and requirements in the wastewater field in Catalonia and Spain. From this analysis, a selection of different successful LIFE projects that can give responses and solutions to these needs has been done. These projects will be presented in the workshop. LIFE (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/) is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3954 projects, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment.
The workshop is organized by LEQUIA in collaboration with italian organizations DICEA (University of Firenze), UTILITATIS i PHYSIS, and is framed within the LIFE10 INF/IT/00282 SHOWW project– puShing aHead with field implementatiOn of the best fitting WasteWater treatment and management solutions(http://www.showwproject.eu). The SHOWW project, which started in November 2011 and will end next August, has as main objective facilitating the dissemination and reproduction of treatments and solutions for wastewater treatment and management that have already proved successful in previous LIFE projects.
The program brings together international experts from both academic and industrial sectors. Among them you can find Dr. Joaquim Comas (LEQUIA, UdG), Dr. Riccardo Gori (DICEA, University of Florence), Toumazi Toumazis (University of Cyprus) and Dr. Jesús Colprim (LEQUIA, UdG). Attendance is free of charge, but registration is needed.
Further information on registration and program: http://lequia.udg.cat/events_en.php