AQUAREC Integrated Concepts for Reuse of Upgraded Wastewater

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/3/2003         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: 
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-2002-00130
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water supply
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
Work Packages  
WP1: Analysis of European water market and supply & demand studies   
Executive summary of first deliverable:  
General maps on water supply and demand   
Geographical Information System Tool   
WP2: Definition of key objectives for water reuse concepts  
Executive summary of first deliverable:  
Report on the definition of key quality parameters and analytical methods   
WP3: Development of integrated water reuse strategies  
WP4: Development of analysis tools for social, economic and ecological effects of water reuse  
Executive summary of first deliverable:   
Development of analysis tools for social, economic and ecological effects on water reuse   
WP5: Methodologies for public acceptance studies and consultation  
WP6: Management guidelines for the implementation and operation of water reuse cycles  
WP7: Characterisation and assessment of technology in water reuse cycles  
Executive summary of first deliverable:  
Review Report on Wastewater Treatment Unit Operations   
WP8: Development and validation of system design principles for water reuse systems  
WP9: Project management and dissemination 
Project Summary:
The project AQUAREC “Integrated concepts for reuse of upgraded wastewater” was funded by the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission. Its major 
aim was to investigate and develop concepts and methodologies supporting rational and knowledge-based waste water reuse strategies. This publication presents
practical information on waste water reuse concepts based on actual and proved management and operational practises. A broad approach has been considered
by addressing institutional, organisational, legal, economics, financial, social and environmental issues together with technological aspects. The
targeted readers are mainly practitioners concerned with implementation of waste water reuse schemes, but this publication may also become ‘the wastewater
reuse manual’ for decision makers, local authorities, consultants and research bodies involved in the area.
Achieved Objectives:
The expected direct outcomes of the project are knowledge, management know-how and an overview of available technology for wastewater reuse, particularly 
for non-potable reuse of upgraded effluents from wastewater treatment plants. Secondary outcomes of the project are intended effects, caused or accelerated by the exploitation or dissemination of the direct project outcomes. Expected
secondary outcomes are legislative measures on water reuse in Europe, the construction and operation of water reuse systems and the social and ecological
benefits, associated with the availability of safe secondary water sources.
Product Descriptions:
Publications list available from: ... 
Additional Information:
Total budget: € 3,380,000 
Project Resources:

DayWater: an Adaptive Decision Support System for Urban Stormwater Management

Water Reuse System Management Manual - AQUAREC
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
Link to Organisations:
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  26/01/2007 16:49:00