Water reuse in NEXUS Perspective: Assessing the sustainability and opportunities of urban systems under Public-Private Partnership

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    Serena Caucci

    The raising dependency of the industrial sector on water in an increasingly water-stressed landscape has led the industries to the adoption of strategies for water minimisation and water reuse. Circular economy practices by industries such as water reuse have increased for the past years. Nevertheless, water reuse applications have often related related to water internal reuse rather than the application of external treated wastewater in the industrial chain production. Promoting Public private Partnership (PPP) for water reuse by understanding the factors hampering its implementation at large scale is key for increasing water reuse acceptance and its knowledge transfer. The project will adopt co-participatory approaches for the assessment of water reuse sustainability and the holistic understanding of PPP in urban water management via Nexus thinking perspectives. The application of the Nexus will generate knowledge-oriented solition options for increased urban sustainability and will systematize circular economy business models for water reuse up-scaling in the industrial settings.

    This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany under the SMART-WaterDomain project.