Alicia Minaya, Msc. Environmental Management / BA Geography at Blue Planet Berlin: Germany
“Wastewater – the untapped resource” was the key topic of this year’s Blue Planet Berlin Water Dialogues. I had the pleasure to be invited to present a Peruvian case study: “Towards Wastewater Reuse in Peru: Green Spaces and Wastewater Treatment Parks” by Alicia Minaya, Director International Cooperation, Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA).
BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues is the WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL political platform. The events are supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the Berlin Senate Administration for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and the Messe Berlin GmbH. BLUE PLANET events are organized by German Water Partnership e. V. (GWP).
Germany presented high-end technological developments and innovations in wastewater reuse. For example Matan Beery, CEO, akvola Technologies GmbH presented an Innovative Water-Oil Separation Technology to the Industrial Market; Ulf Miehe, Dept. Leader Water and Wastewater Technology, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water gGmbH explained Current European Innovation Actions on Resource Recovery from Wastewater; Prof. Jörg E. Drewes, Technical University of Munich presented Innovation Actions on Resource Recovery from Wastewater; Opportunities to Tackle the Full Potential of Used Water.
International approaches and cases studies included presentations from Prof. Dr Stefan Uhlenbrook, World Water Assessment Programme, UNESCO; Prof. Dr Helmut Kroiss, Past President, International Water Association and Dr Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Deputy Director General - Research, International Water Management Institute.
One topics of discussion was the cost-benefit aspects of wastewater reuse not only from an economic point of view but also in terms of “energy use”. How to assess the economic and energetic cost for the reuse of wastewater or its sub-products? Is it necessary to subsidies this sector at least in Europe?.
The full programme is available at: http://www.wasser-berlin.de/media/was/was_dl_de/Blue-Planet-WBI_Programme_fin.pdf
You could find below my presentation: “Towards Wastewater Reuse in Peru: Green Spaces and Wastewater Treatment Parks” by Alicia Minaya, Director International Cooperation, Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA). (click in the picture below to open pdf)
Directora del Cooperación Internacional
Centro de Competencia del Agua