Water as a resource

Water demands need to be met by the public administration, and the need for alternative water sources is increasingly recognised. Seawater desalination is expected to play a key role, especially in water-stressed regions.

Water as a consumable

Over the course of the 20th century, the world population tripled, and together with the increased levels of consumption and living standards, water demand has substantially increased. Urban water consumption is just a small fraction of the total human water use, but it remains an important potential alternative water source.

Water as a durable

Durable goods are defined as goods used for final consumption repeatedly over a period of more than one year. The development of innovative technologies is seen as an opportunity for reducing water demand in industrial sectors.

Desalination / Sea-mining

Urban Mining

Industrial Mining

CS1 Lampedusa Italy CS2 Almeria Spain CS3 Faro Portugal CS4 Larnaca Cyprus CS5 La Llagosta Spain CS6 Port of Rotterdam Netherlands Services Maximize water usage efficiency Reduce water consumption Safe water reuse Energy production and saving Recovery and supply ofcritical raw material Supply of alginate-like polymers Chlorine recycling BG BG PO PO SE PO/S WH S WH S S SE Sea-mining Desalination Industrial-mining Industrialised-stream Urban-mining Urban wastewater WH : Waste Heat S : Salts SE: Solar Energy BG: Biogas PO: Phosphates
CS1 LampedusaItalyCS2 AlmeriaSpainCS3 FaroPortugalCS4 LarnacaCyprusCS5 La LlagostaSpainCS6 Port of RotterdamNetherlandsServicesMaximize water usage efficiencyReduce water consumptionSafe water reuseEnergy production and savingRecovery and supply ofcritical raw materialSupply of alginate-like polymersChlorine recyclingBGBGPOPOSEPO/SWHSWHSSSESea-miningDesalinationIndustrial-miningIndustrialised-streamUrban-miningUrban wastewaterWH : Waste HeatS : SaltsSE: Solar EnergyBG: BiogasPO: PhosphatesScroll left to view data