• Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room

Organized by: Marche Polytechnic University, University of Verona, IRSA-CNR, Utilitalia, Confagricoltura, Italian Higher Institute for Health (ISS), EU WssTP, IWA Italia and Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee

Water scarcity is already a serious problem in 11% of the EU territory and it is expected that the territory facing water scarcity problems will grow to 30% in 2030. Apart from the availability of water, our water quality will also be affected as a result of seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers, faster dissolved oxygen depletion because of higher water temperatures, and higher content of pollutants that flow into water bodies following extreme rain events. Water-smart society of the future needs to reduce its impact on our natural water. The availability of “multiple waters” to complement fresh water sources is the key enabling strategy towards this target and the delivery of the circular economy in the water sector. The workshop will present and raise awareness about EU and national strategies like the Innovation Deal to address water reuse from municipal wastewater treatment, the seawater desalination, the water efficiency and reuse in buildings and other ready-to-market on-site and decentralized solutions.

Targeted Audience: Water Utilities, Water Authorities, EPAs, R&D performers; Consulting engineers and professionals;

Section Chairs

Andrea Rubini, The European Water Platform WssTP

Tonino Bernabè, Romagna Acque, Technical-Scientific Committee of Ecomondo

Francesco Fatone, Marche Polytechnic University, EU-H2020 SMART-Plant Consortium, Technical-Scientific Committee of Ecomondo



14.00-14.15 Multiple Waters, for multiple purposes and users in the EU

Andrea Rubini, EU WssTP, Brussels

14.15-14.30 The EU Innovation Deal Sustainable wastewater treatment using innovative anaerobic membrane bioreactors technology (AnMBR).

Francesco Fatone, EU-Horizon2020 SMART-Plant Consortium

14.30–14.50 Les ressources en eau non conventionnelles: futur challenge en Méditerranée

Hachmi Kennou, Directeur Exécutif de l’Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau Gouverneur au Conseil Mondial de l’Eau

14.50-15.10 The key role of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

Giuseppina Monacelli, ISPRA

15.10–15.30 Desalination for water-wise islands and water reuse in a river basin: the strategies of ASA Livorno

Barbara La Comba, ASA Livorno

15.30-15.50 ZERO BRINE - From industrial waste water to resources. H2020 Innovation Action Project

Maurizio Bevacqua, University of Palermo

15.50-16.10  A novel framework to assess and manage contaminants of emerging concern in indirect potable reuse

Mario Carere and Giuseppe Mascolo, Istituto Superiore di Sanità and IRSA-CNR

16.10-16.30 Indirect potable water reuse: pilot trials in Italy

Oronzo Santoro, Aquasoil, Italy

16.30-16.50 Water reuse and decentralized circular economy in hotels: the Catalan case

Gianluigi Buttiglieri, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain

16.50–17.10 Development and adaptation of technological and management solutions for wastewater treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the needs of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: the Horizon2020 Madforwater project

Dario Frascari, Giulio Zanaroli, Alma Mater University of Bologna, Italy

17.10-17.30 Stakeholders and cost-benefit analyses as valid tools for decision-making in water innovation

Andrea Rausa, Ciaotech s.r.l. a socio unico (PNO Innovation B.V.)

17.30-17.45 Optimizing water resources management, water footprint and ecosystemic services in Romagna

Tonino Bernabè, Romagna Acque

17.45-18.00 Governance of water sources, wastewater treatment and reuse in Basilicata

Nicola Cicoria, Governmental Authority for Waste and Water Resources of Basiilicata

18.00-18.15 LIFE ReQpro - A model to Reclaim and reuse wastewater for Quality crop production

Mantovi Paolo, Ligabue Marco, Parabita Cosimo, Guglielmi Lorena – Zanetti Paola, Panizzi Stefano Moroni Fernanda, Monticelli Marina



WCME3-1 Setting and validation of a novel strategy for industrial high salinity wastewaters bioremediation and reuse

Menin B., Abbruscato P., Salati S., Veronesi D., D’imporzano G., Adani F., Mangini S., Kohn Y., Lavriĉ L., Cerar A., Reinhardt R., Mariani P.

WCME3-2 Rimozione Elettrochimica di Inquinanti Ricalcitranti

Vincenzo Leone, Sante Capasso, Giuseppe Capece, Paolo Capece, Dino Musmarra, Pasquale Iovino

WCME3-5 Alternative drainage water management in the Emilia-Romagna coastal area

Nicolas Greggio, Beatrice M.S. Giambastiani,

WCME3-6 L’impatto degli investimenti della politica di coesione sula raccolta e trattamento delle acque reflue e le potenzialità di riuso

Cosimo Antonaci

WCME3-7 Sistemi per la gestione, il recupero e il riuso delle acque meteoriche e grigie a scala di edificio nell’ambito del progetto GST4WATER

Margherita Altobelli, Sara Simona Cipolla, Marco Maglionico


Conference will be held in Italian language