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Saving resources with water reuse

awaregio – modular wastewater treatment processes for the reuse of water, nutrients and energy as an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises in regional structural change


As a permanently available resource, treated wastewater is too valuable in times of climate change to be discharged unused into water bodies. Regulation (EU) 2020/741 now regulates minimum requirements for water reuse, which will also apply in Germany from 26 June 2023.

Under the leadership of FiW e. V., the BMBF pilot project awaregio demonstrated the development of innovative key components for the reuse of wastewater, wastewater-based nutrients and energy in agriculture, fish farming and for drinking water substitution, opening up new market opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in regions under structural change.

More about the BMBF-funded awaregio project