On 19 April 2019, BIOREGIO project participated at the CIRCULAR ECONOMY APPLICATION IN THE WATER SECTOR event, organized by the Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment “Ernest Lupan”– IRCEM, an independent non-governmental association from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Figure 1. Mihaela Frincu from INCDCP ICECHIM, presenting BIOREGIO project at the event 

The event was held at Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta, Romania, and is a part of a series of eight sector consultations in eight regions of Romania within the project Romania’s Strategy for the Transition to a Circular Economy (ROCES) 2020-2030. The result of these meetings and workshops, concluding with the European conference, will be a roadmap for developing the Strategy for the circular economy in ROMANIA. 

The purpose of the conference was to involve industry experts, research specialists, education and civil society to discuss best practices and models available in water resource management to facilitate the transition of Romania towards a circular economy strategy by 2030. Altogether 40 participants represented local and governmental authorities, SMEs, industry representatives as well as academia participated at the event. 

It was also an opportunity to present the BIOREGIO project in a plenary session and to disseminate Good Practices and technologies for valorisation of sludge from municipal water treatment plants.