February 2017

Golf course water reuse in Costa Brava, Spain  (credit: Consorci de la Costa Brava)
Golf course water reuse in Costa Brava, Spain (credit: Consorci de la Costa Brava)

With growing interest in Europe in reusing water reclaimed from sewage and industrial wastewater treatment, this issue's cover story looks at the experiences of the Costa Brava region in north-eastern Spain, where reuse started almost 30 years ago has progressed from irrigation through to non-potable municipal reuse.

Aqua Strategy hears from Durk Krol of Europe's Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform about its efforts to shape the water research agenda. We also look at some of the latest research aimed at helping water utilities connect their data sources as part of their efforts to create smart water systems. Other articles look at the growing number of projects that are using floating solar power on reservoirs to help utilities cut power use, and at the Struvia technology of Veolia, developed with small-scale recovery of phosphorus from sewage treatment in mind.


ISSN (Online): 2059-8068

ISSN (Print): 2059-805X

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Veolia positions its product line for phosphorus recovery

Resource recovery

Recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge is desirable from a sustainability point of view, but there are important questions around cost, especially if it is to be applied on a wide scale. Keith Hayward heard from Erik Bundgaard, Vice President and Director of Technology at Veolia group company Krüger, about the new Struvia process and how it has been designed as a practical option with the cost of phosphorus recovery in mind.

Delivering the WISDOM needed to connect smart water data sources

Smart water utilities

The opportunities to implement smarter, data-driven solutions in the water sector depend upon an ability to connect data sources. Keith Hayward reports on the EU WISDOM project, in which computer modelling has been used to develop a general framework for making these connections, with the researchers involved hoping to see it progress towards a more standardised international approach.