IFAT is the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste, and raw materials management. It is a place where visitors can find strategies and solutions for using resources in intelligent cycles in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation — with a great deal of success.
At this year’s IFAT in Munich, the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) will co-organise the seminar, “Water Reuse — A Permanent Source?”, which will look at water resource management options in an international context. It will discuss how the reuse of water for agricultural irrigation has been a long-established practice in many arid regions of the world. However, in addition to adequate wastewater treatment, additional safeguards and effective control mechanisms are required to eliminate potential risks to users and consumers of agricultural products. Even in water-rich countries such as Germany, water reuse can — given the seasonal effects of climate change — gain in relevance.
Although awareness of sustainability has now reached wastewater treatment, evaluation systems are still lacking. Dr Serena Caucci of UNU-FLORES will highlight the discussions on water in an international context.
For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.