Circular Economy in the Water Sector – Launch of EU-funded Project NextGen

The demand for water continues to grow – from water use in industrial processes and agriculture to intensity of urban demand. Therefore, the consortium of the project NextGen aims to develop innovative technological systems and circular economy related concepts. Hereby, topics such as water reuse, nutrient recovery and energy production from sewage sludge play a crucial role.

The NextGen project is coordinated by the Dutch Water Cycle Research Institute KWR. It unites 30 partners out of 11 European countries. Altogether, the project will perform 10 case studies in 8 different countries. KWB will evaluate different technologies by means of life cycle assessments and risk analyses.

NextGen is being financed by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for four years and was started on 1st July 2018.