demEAUmed Final Conference was held in Barcelona on May 18th 2017. Results, benefits and opportunities of demEAUmed technologies in managing, treating and recycling water were presented by demEAUmed partners and discussed with different experts from the tourism and environmental sectors.
Representatives of the participating companies, hotels and educational institutes included: Suez Environnement, CTM, the University of Girona, IVL, Robinson, the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona, Melia Hotels International, the African Water Facility, and CEDEX.
One of the aims of the conference is to involve different stakeholders to demonstrate and promote innovative technologies to reduce the impact of tourism sector on the environment.
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demEAUmed has been achieving considerable results since the beginning of the project on January 1st, 2014.
In this edition of our newsletter, you can find information about our final conference to be held on May 18th 2017 in Barcelona with the attendance of various keynote speakers from organisations such as Suez Environnement, CTM, the University of Girona, IVL, Robinson, the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona, Melia Hotels International, the African Water Facility, CEDEX, the Joint Research Centre, and the demEAUmed partners.
Furthermore, results of the greywater technologies of demEAUmed at the demonstration site (Hotel Samba) and results of the environmental and socio-economic assessment of demEAUmed technologies are presented together with news on the publication of ‘water and tourism’ and other demEAUmed activities!
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Eight categories of innovative technologies together with a monitoring control tool and decision support system are integrated and demonstrated in the demonstration site (Hotel Samba). Check out the new factsheets explaining two components of our innovative solution:
1) Decision Support System and Modelling - Factsheet
2) Monitoring Control Tool - Factsheet
The eight innovative demEAUmed technologies, after tests at pre-demonstration level, have been scaled-up, placed at the demonstration site and are being run in real conditions with two main lines for greywater and wastewater treatment. The majority of demEAUmed technologies can be implemented singularly and some of them are being also compared, in terms of efficiency and other environmental and economic parameters, to define the best conditions. All the experiments results are being compared with the requirements of the Spanish Royal Decree 1620/2007 (SRD 1620/2007) and other national and European legislation for many possible reuse applications (like toilet flushing, irrigation of private gardens, golf irrigation, groundwater recharge and laundry). Finally, all installed technologies were connected and are monitored by a common server for supervision, control and data acquisition.