The workshop was organized by Acque spa – the company manages waterworks, sewerage, and purification for over 800,000 citizens in 5 Tuscany provinces (Pisa, Florence, Pistoia, Lucca, and Siena) – in collaboration with SYMSITES and partner KlinK srl. The event was a grea0t success and saw the participation of more than 90people, coming from all across Europe. The participants represented the main stakeholders at the national, regional, and local levels, including policymakers, universities, industries and water utilities – besides almost all the project partners.
This moment of meeting and networking was a fundamental step to advance towards some of the main project’s objectives like
This meeting and the networking have been a fundamental step to expose the public to the Industrial-Symbiosi choices, and a lever of industrial competitiveness for the economic sectors concerned. Public services would derive important benefits which can be reflected in greater availability of resources for strategic investments.
This event also highlighted how programming on the one hand and territorial synergies on the other are indispensable conditions for effectively addressing both the protection of water resources and the optimization of the sustainable potential of water reuse.
This event highlighted how programming on the one hand and territorial synergies on the other are indispensable conditions for effectively addressing both the protection of water resources and the optimization of the sustainable potential of water reuse. Indeed, these are the pillars on which the SYMSITES project is based.
SYMSITES has been present throughout the whole event: starting from the presentation of the project by Maria Blanes from AITEX (the project coordinator), the public received significant information about the EcoSites, thanks to a presentation given by the representative of the Spanish EcoSite, Nuria Zamorano Lopez, from FACSA.
Maria Blanes, project manager of SYMSITES commented: “We are very proud to participate in this type of event, where we can build synergies enabling more efficient use of water, materials, energy, towards a sustainable circular economy”.