Proyect Overview

Financed by

Número de expediente: ES1202
Programa: Horizon 2020 - COST Action


  • Research Groups from Universities and Technological centers coming from 30 EU states


Water_2020 brings together leading professionals working on complementary areas of wastewater treatment (WWT) at Research Institutions, Industries and Water Agencies. The Action will tackle current challenges of WWT, which apart from generating high quality water and sludge, must incorporate issues as resource recovery, energy, odours, greenhouse gases, emerging contaminants, economical efficiency and social acceptance. The aim is to face innovation in wastewater treatment from a holistic point of view, in which technological, environmental, energetic, economic and social factors are included.

The network includes two Working Groups (WGs) dealing with the development of innovative technologies for the treatment of water, sludge and odours aiming at improving efficiency (WG1) and analysing the option of resource recovery (WG2). WG3 aims at assessing and minimizing the environmental and economic impacts of these processes. The main objective of WG 4 is to model and optimize WWTPs on a holistic and multidisciplinary basis.

The scientific production derived directly from the networking activities was of 70 presentations at congresses and almost 100 scientific journals. The organization of 5 MC meetings attended by more than 70 representatives allowed to set-up a very active discussion forum that gave raise to effective cooperation in projects, publications, validation and development of plant-wide models and decision support tools, participation in student exchange programmes and in evaluation committees of PhD Theses, visiting researchers, etc. The book “Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment” has been recently published by IWA Publishing.

Ceit's role in the project

Ceit-IK4 has participated actively in the Working Groups meetings and conferences, especially in mathematical modelling (WG4) and resources recovery (WG2).

Prof. Eduardo Ayesa is the Spanish Delegate in the Management Committee of the COST Action ES1202.



Eduardo Ayesa

Eduardo Ayesa