News & Events
Workshop in Prague - May 2022
The objective of the meeting was to present results from WIDER UPTAKE so far, discuss the case study in Prague, and hold workshops on (1) stakeholder mapping and business models and (2) development of the framework for assessment of water smartness and sustainability.
Workshop in Hamar - April 2022
The workshop was hosted by Hias at the new water treatment facility, and all the participants got to see the ongoing activity for implementing the Hias process and the new struvite plant.
Workshop in Amsterdam - March 2022
The objective of the meeting was to present results from the initial governance assessment and discuss the work on stakeholder mapping and business models (WP4) and development of the framework for assessment of water smartness and sustainability (WP5).
Recovering eco-friendly phosphorous from wastewater
A shortage of phosphorous is driving the price of artificial fertilisers through the roof. But a new and eco-friendly wastewater decontamination process has enabled a company in Hamar in Norway to kill two birds with one stone.
Jiří Wanner presented WIDER UPTAKE in Tabor
The town of Tabor hosted the 24th Czech national conference on “New Trends in Wastewater treatment and Water Supply”.
Reuse of wastewater for urban agriculture in Accra – baseline report
Ghana’s population has been growing rapidly since independence in 1957. This rapid growth has been accompanied by rapid urbanisation. Despite the increasing urbanisation, there has not been a national discourse on water-smart solutions for the nation nor for urban areas that face perennial water shortages.
Safe and circular use of wastewater for irrigation in Prague
In Prague, WIDER UPTAKE demonstrates safe use of treated effluent for irrigation in grey-green solutions for urban development with reasonable water transportation expenses.
Stakeholders meeting in Prague 29.06.2021
The University of Chemistry and Technology organized together with the CVUT and Prague water companies PVS a.s. & PVK a.s. the meeting of Czech WIDER UPTAKE investigators with project stakeholders.
Presentation of the Governace tool GOCIWA in Italy
On 15 June 2021 the webinar: “Il ruolo della Governance nella depurazione – presentazione dello strumento GOCIWA” successfully took place.
Deputy mayor of Prague visited WIDER UPTAKE test site
The deputy mayor, Mr. Petr Hlubucek, who is responsible for environmental issues in the Council of the City of Prague, visited the installation of irrigation boxes on the premises of Central Prague WWTP, located on Cisarsky island on the Vltava River.
Installation of biochar production line at SSGL, Accra
The Mudor Treatment Plant treats wastewater from Accra, the capital of Ghana, and has a capacity of 18 000 m3/day.
Wastewater fertilisers to the aid of farmers
The circular economy can boost profits in the water management sector, and at the same time provide farmers both in Norway and around the world with cheaper fertiliser.
New shed for PHA production at Marineos Wastewater Treatment Plant
The new shed for PHA production at Marineos Wastewater Treatment Plant has been completed. In the following months the pilot plants will be built up with all instruments.
On site inspection in Italy 25.06.2020
On site inspection at Italian demonstration sites and meeting with local stakeholders.
Launch day in Palermo 08.07.2020
The 8th of July 2020 was the official Launch Day for the WIDER UPTAKE project at Palermo University.
We must reuse the resources in our wastewater
Resources from wastewater must be better utilized to ensure access to clean water, enough food and good living conditions for all. Researchers in five countries are about to demonstrate circular economic models for how wastewater resources can be utilised in a water-smart society.