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The application of the circular economy is synonymous with savings and good practices in Valencian municipalities

2020-11-19T23:49:42+01:0011/19/2020|Càtedra, Sense categoria|

This morning the conference-debate 'Promotion of circular economy projects in local administration' took place, organized by the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of Valencia, being the second of the on-line conferences that have focused on around the importance of the new economic model. Thus, it has exposed its validity in different areas such as water resources and the policies applied to municipalities. A session that has counted, like the first, with the coordination of the director of the Chair, Francesc Hernández. Today the first vice-president of the Valencia Provincial Council and deputy for the environment area, [...]

Circular economy and water management protagonists in the debate session organized by the Chair

2020-11-17T20:56:18+01:0011/17/2020|Sense categoria|

Today the first of the two online debate sessions organized by the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of Valencia took place, with the title of Conference on success stories in the implementation of circular economy projects in the water sector . This virtual meeting has had the testimony of experts and managers of companies such as Global Omniun, Hidraqua or the Public Water Sanitation Entity (EPSAR), in addition to the coordination of the director of the Chair, Francesc Hernández. The conference was opened by the General Director of the Economic Model of the Generalitat Valenciana, Juan [...]

Practical workshop on project finance achieves big success

2020-11-12T18:42:01+01:0011/12/2020|Sense categoria|

This morning the practical workshop aimed at the search for financing and the development of European projects in the field of Circular Economy took place, which was offered by the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of Valencia. An activity 'on-line', which has had the director of the Chair, Francesc Hernández, and in which Julio Sanchis, head of service of the General Directorate of European Funds of Generalitat Valenciana and Carlos Agustí, consultant and expert in successful European projects have participated in. The proposal has also had the participation of more than fifty attendees who have followed [...]

The Chair is committed to research and training in a year conditioned by COVID-19

2020-11-06T11:54:39+01:0011/06/2020|Sense categoria|

The director of the Chair for the Transformation of the Economic Model, Francesc Hernández, has shown his "satisfaction with everything that has been achieved in recent months, despite the situation of Covid-19." Hernández has expressed this way at the meeting that has served as the closing of the last year of the Network of Chairs of Economic Model, among the different directors of the other Valencian universities in this project promoted by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Model. A session in "on-line" format, which was opened by Minister Vicent Soler. Among the main milestones reached by the Chair, Francesc Hernández [...]

Ecosystems benefit from the good management of water treatment plants

2020-11-05T20:51:41+01:0011/05/2020|Sense categoria|

The director of the Chair for the Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of Valencia, Francesc Hernández, recently presented the report "Analysis of the Wastewater Treatment Capacity in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Valencia". A study that counts on the sponsorship of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition. From this document it can be concluded that the transformation of the current treatment plants is moving towards their conversion into facilities for the optimization of water resources. Thus, they can be adapted to changing conditions such as flow forecasts and others of a climatic or demographic [...]

On November 3, 2020 closing ceremony of the Network of Chairs for the Transformation of the Economic Model

2020-10-28T12:28:06+01:0010/28/2020|Sense categoria|

On November 3 from 9 a.m., the valencian Network of Chairs for the Transformation of the Economic Model will put the culmination of its activity in 2020, in a session in webinar format with the participation of the authorities and the directors of the 5 chairs that make up the Network in Valencian universities, in addition to the interventions of two specialists Rafael Doménech and Francisco Mas. Domenech, a professor at the University of Valencia, is also head of economic analysis at BBVA Research, a doctorate in Economics from the UV and former director general of the Economic Office of the [...]

Practical workshop on financing circular economy projects through European programs

2020-11-02T12:15:17+01:0010/26/2020|Sense categoria|

The Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of Valencia will host a practical workshop for the preparation of proposals for participation in European financing programs in the field of circular economy. Within the framework of the Chair's training activities, this practical workshop is planned with the aim of raising awareness and facilitating access to European funding programs in the area of ​​circular economy. It is aimed at public and private entities, local administrations, research centers, companies and, in short, all those social agents interested in promoting and implementing circular economy projects. During the workshop, the project preparation [...]

New course of University Expert in Circular Economy Projects in the Water Sector

2020-10-07T13:21:29+02:0010/07/2020|Càtedra|

The Water Economy Group of the Universy of Valencia, linket to the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model, has organized a University Expert Course on Circular Economy Projects in the Water Sector. With the aim of expanding knowledge about Circular Economy (CE) and water, the degree is aimed at all graduates, graduates or engineers interested in the field of CE, and students with less than 10% of their degree remaining will be accepted as well. Technicians or professionals looking for new opportunities, a greater specialization or take a leap in their career towards a sector with great labor demand will [...]

Life Libernitrate, a solution to the problem of nitrates in water

2020-11-06T11:54:38+01:0009/30/2020|Càtedra|

The Life Libernitrate project aims to solve the problem of nitrates in groundwater, improving its quality and ensuring that the population can re-supply itself from the analyzed aquifers. The novelty of the Libernitrate is the construction of a filter formed by the ash from the rice straw, which is capable of retaining the nitrates from the water. Thanks to the filters developed by the project, nitrate reductions of up to 30% are achieved, while providing innovative technology with a lower operating cost. From the environmental point of view, the impact of Libernitrate is very positive, since nitrate contamination is reduced and, [...]

The cost of inaction, a boost for the advance of the circular economy

2020-09-26T09:01:05+02:0009/26/2020|Sense categoria|

"What we have done in a new way is to develop a concept known as the 'cost of not acting'. If in the end a circular economy project is not executed - despite its viability - it will be clear that it is not a neutral decision. In other words, it will have very negative consequences for society. Furthermore, these costs will be quantified. In the end it is an awareness mechanism for the promotion of circular economy projects". These are the words of Professor Francisco Hernández, director of the Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model of the University of [...]

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