Water Reuse Regulation: Impact on the water sector

Date 26.06.2023
Location Online Webinar

The Regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse in agricultural irrigation came into effect in June 2020.

As of 26th June 2023, the new regulations have been implemented, aiming to promote and facilitate water reuse throughout the European Union (EU). These rules not only cover water reuse in agriculture but also allow EU member states to utilize reclaimed water for other purposes such as industrial water reuse, environmental initiatives, and amenity-related uses.

To commemorate this milestone, the European Water Association organized a webinar on Water Reuse. The webinar provided participants with a comprehensive introduction to water reuse and an overview of the current legislation in Europe.

Furthermore, the event served as a platform for stakeholders to discuss the impact of these regulations on water-related entities. The speakers presented a general approach for implementing water reuse and addressed the barriers that need to be overcome for its further implementation in Europe. Águas do Tejo Atlântico also shared their plan towards water reuse and the adoption of a circular economy pathway.

Following the presentations, a fruitful discussion took place among the participants. You can find the complete program details below.

The recording of the video is available on our Youtube Channel


10:00 - 10:05 Welcome address Carolyne Herten, Communication Officer, EWA
10:05 - 10:25 The EU Water Reuse Regulation:
• General introduction
• European Overview
Prof. Jiri Wanner, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT)
10:25 - 10:45 Impact on Water actors:

• General approach for implementing water reuse projects

• Overcoming barriers to further implementing water reuse in Europe

• Águas do Tejo Atlântico plan towards water reuse and circular economy pathway
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Haberkamp - FH Münster – University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes - Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering - Technical University of Munich

Paulo Inocêncio - Águas do Tejo Atlântico
10:45 - 11:15 Q&A with the audience Jiri Wanner
11:15 - 11:30 Conclusion and closing Jiri Wanner and Carolyne Herten

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