Mini report prepared by LGI Consulting in the framework of demEAUmed project. November 2016 Water supply will be an important issue for decades to come. Increasing water consumption due to global trends such as urbanisation, demographic growth and ageing populations will lead, if not regulated, controlled or reused, to more wastewater production and is expected to threaten the environment with a diminution of available water sources, a situation exacerbated by droughts intensified by climate change. Wastewater will have to be treated to avoid environmental pollution and sanitary problems, but can also represent an important and promising source of water, with regards to the expected severe water scarcities worldwide, like the Euro-Mediterranean region.From a business point of view, the wastewater market is therefore extremely interesting and is already currently fast growing, a growth boosted by new legislations in the domain of wastewater and water reuse in several countries and at international level. In this context, tourism is an important actor as it impacts water resources in several ways.This mini report analyses the global water recycling and reuse challenges and links them with particular conditions of the tourist sector and the MEDA region.
Produced by ICRA and LEITAT The objective of this deliverable is to propose a preliminary design of the decision support system (DSS) that will be used to determine the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the installation/incorporation of water-saving and/or water-reuse technologies and practices in hotels.This document is aimed towards the consortium partners of the demEAUmed project, which will provide information on the life cycle as well as their technologies operation for their subsequent incorporation in the DSS. This document will begin with a preliminary design of the DSS, followed by the summary of the existing research on water use in hotels, as well as existing water cycle models.Then, using one of the existing water cycle models, a simulation of hotel water use will be summarized to determine the impact of water use technologies on potable water use. Next, the incorporation of a technology library will be explained as well as the progress on its information gathering.
A public deliverable of Work Package 9 (Dissemination). The deliverable 9.1 (Project website) explains the specifications of demEAUmed website and the different sections it contains which are filled by the support of all the partners. (SEMIDE/EMWIS)