Several key note speakers from the Commission emphasized the importance of water within a circular economy. The chemical industry - being a water user and solution provider - has an important role to play in addressing the water challenge. It was demonstrated how water technologies are evolving to increase water reuse and recovery of materials from waste water and how these are implemented by chemical industry.
Notwithstanding innovative solutions are broadly available, their implementation faces several challenges such as economic viability, regulatory constraints and public acceptance. Addressing these challenges eg. via the development of a regulatory frame work fit for purpose for a circular economy, will be crucial in the near future.
Download Workshop's outcome
Download Workshop's agenda