Water shortages affect many European regions, especially in the South, and raise the need to find innovative solutions which require a more efficient water management. Furthermore, agriculture is the most water consuming sector and therefore any measure to optimize the use of water should consider it. One of the most potential solutions is the reuse of wastewater in agriculture. This workshop aims to discuss the situation of the water reuse, the opportunities of this alternative resource and the conditions in which it can be used. The workshop will count with the participation of companies, public bodies and research institutions to share with us their experience and knowledge on the subject and try to bring solutions and success stories in which water reuse is already running.

The workshop is part of the activities of the European project TREAT & USE, funded by the European Union in its 7th Framework Programme, and which has proven the viability of a decentralized and compact technology for the reuse of waste water with minimum operating and maintenance requirements. With TREAT&USE technology, transport costs from the treatment plant are avoided. The technology has great applicability in rural areas with an intensive agriculture activity. The attendees will have the opportunity to see the operation of the technology during a field visit where the principles and the innovative aspects that were taken into account will be shown. The result will be seen in situ in a plantation of tomatoes irrigated with treated water in the town of Cartama.

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