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Successfully held the 6th IWA International Conference on Ecotechnologies for wastewater treatment, organized by ICRA and LEQUIA-UDF

Friday, 30 June 2023

ICRA-CERCA together with LEQUIA-UdG organized the 6th IWA EcoSTP International Conference , held in Girona. More than 550 people from all over the world attended a day that aimed to discuss the latest cutting-edge eco-technologies for a sustainable transition in the treatment, reuse and recovery of resources, on an urban and industrial scale, paying particular attention to the efficient transfer of knowledge into practice. Dr. Maite Pijuan, ICRA scientific researcher, together with Prof. Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda, from LEQUIA-UdG, were the presidents of the Conference.

More than 30 ICRA researchers attended the day, presenting ICRA’s work to the international community. Among them, the ICRA research group on nature-based solutions and emerging pollutants (Gianluigi Buttiglieri, Lúcia Helena Santos, Marc Castaño, Marta Turull, Lucas Alonso, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Esther Mendoza, Sofia Semitsoglou-Tsiapou, Joaquim Comas, among others). Between the platform and the poster presentations:

– Platform presentation: Mendoza, E., Vosse, J., Blandin, G., Alonso, L., Comas, J., Buttiglieri, G. Fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for greywater treatment and subsequent reuse in hydroponics.

– Short platform presentation: Vosse, J., Mendoza, E., Comas, J., Buttiglieri, G. Plant growth potential of hotel greywater reuse in hydroponic system.

– Poster presentation from Zhen Wang, Marta Turull, Lucas Alonso, Lúcia Helena Santos, Marc Castaño-Trias, Sofia Semitsoglou-Tsiapou and Gianluigi Buttiglieri.