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The Mixed Commission of the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model is established


On July 25, 2019, in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Transfer of the University of Valencia took place the constitution of the Joint Commission of the newly created Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model: Circular Economy in the Water Sector. The event was attended, by the UV, Mª Dolores Real García, Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Transfer and Francesc Hernández Sancho, Professor of Applied Economics and director of the Chair itself. On behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Model, Juan Salvador Pérez Ballester, general director and María Jesús Carrillo Martínez, head of the [...]

The intensification of the use of recycled water, key in the coming years


During the last decades, the shortage of a basic resource such as water is being accentuated in many territorial areas such as the Valencian Community, and this represents serious effects on our environment and our economy. In addition, according to current forecasts, global demand for water will exceed 40% of the available resources by 2030. Therefore, apart from adopting water efficiency measures, it is advisable to tackle the reuse of wastewater treated as a means safe and viable to increase the water supply by reducing the pressure on already overfished water resources. It is required to reconsider our traditional focus [...]

The circular water economy, a challenge of present and future


The concept of circular economy focuses on the interaction of environmental and economic aspects in order to reach a new model of society that uses and optimizes stocks and flows of materials, energy and waste. This is intended to ensure that the value of products, materials and resources (water, energy) remains in the economy for as long as possible, and that waste generation is minimized. Since the linear system of our economy (extraction, manufacturing, utilization and disposal) is unsustainable by depleting resources and negatively affecting the environment, it is about promoting a new circular economy that allows "closing the life [...]

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