Solutions inspired and supported by nature (“nature-based solutions”) use, or mimic, natural processes to address contemporary water management challenges, improve water security and deliver co-benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development.

Date: 8th March, 2018
Location: Oostergoweg 9, 8911 MA Leeuwarden (NL)

The European Union has a history of over 30 years of drinking water policy. This policy ensures that water intended for human consumption can be consumed safely on a life-long basis, and this represents a high level of health protection.

As part of their studies, students from the BSc Energy and BEng Clean Technology courses at Ulster University attended seminars related to the ALICE project.

PhD student at the University of Macerata Lorenzo Compagnucci was seconded for a month in Limerick (Ireland) working with project partner Dionegy Ltd and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Rose Lenihan. 

Water: the World's most valuable commodity! That was the theme of the ALICE workshop organised by project partner University of Macerata on 7-8 November 2017. The workshop counted the participation of project partner experts across Europe to discuss and exchange views and knowledge with the audience and local experts. 

ALICE was present at the Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 #PWIW2017 held in Portugal from 24 to 30 September 2017, hosting also the 4th EIP Water Conference 2017 as part of the Week celebrations. 

The ALICE week events organised by project leader Ulster University on 13-15 September 2017 in Belfast consisted in an interdisciplinary training and a workshop attended by 13 partners from all over the EU to discuss the challenges wastewater facilities faced due to the uncertainty effect of climate change and the solutions.

The barriers to the acceptance and uptake of innovative wastewater technologies from both stakeholders and urban citizens were at the forefront of the synergy and academy-industry collaboration between the Italian industrial partner REDINN and the Queens Belfast University.

ALICE researchers Dr. Alberto Longo from Queen's University Belfast and Dr. Caterina Brandoni from Ulster University in secondment at project partner ASET SpA (Italy) visiting wastewater treatment plants of Ponte Sasso and Ponte Metauro as part of the reserch activities in the frame of the project.

ALICE researchers Dr. Alberto Longo from the Queen's University Belfast and Dr. Caterina Brandoni from Ulster University visited a desalination plant at the outskirts of Alicante, Spain, producing 65,000 cubic metres of fresh water per day.

Dr. Caterina Brandoni from Ulster University, leader of EU project ALICE on Innovation in Urban Wastewater Management for Climate Change presents the project to PhD students in Agricultural, Agro-environmental and Food Resources and Technologies (ReTos-AAA) of UMH Universidad Miguel Hernández in Alicante at the region of Murcia, Spain.