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1 Demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities Funded under the Water and Innovation Action of the 7th Framework programme of RTD-D of the European Union Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda 15 January nd Official MITOMED event Girona

2 LAYOUT o Tourism and water (in Euro-Med) o demEAUmed consortium, objectives Water cycle diagnose o quantity/quality o survey Hotels Water treatment Expected results Advisory board/Innovation/synergies o Water footprint and other indicators…

3 o Euromediterranean area: WATER SCARCITY & TOURISM DESTINATION o Tourism is central part of Mediterranean economies (e.g. Spain – 11%) o European directives and policies related to this topic... gaps o Green label would be a plus for European tourism vs. other destinations Tourism and water (in EuroMed)

4 Hotels, golf resorts, spas, amusement parks Identify points of maximum use of water To decrease water footprint (cost) To optimize water management (health) To communicate to client/society (image) Tourism and water (in EuroMed)

5 Possible water sources tap water groundwater seawater rain water WWTP effluent

6 Water uses in hotels Among (direct) water uses the most relevant are: Rooms: Toilet Shower Pool Kitchen Laundry Common areas: Toilet cleaning Garden Golf Acclimatization

7 o Global market opportunities for SMEs o There are innovative technologies. Just a few are implemented. Never in an integrated way Different water sources (tap, rain, groundwater) Water and energy minimisation Wastewater separation (grey, yellow, black) Wastewater treatment Water reuse (gardening, flush, natural swimming pool., etc) Tourism and water TREATMENT

8 demEAUmed demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities

9 demEAUmed - Consortium o 1st January 2014 o 15 partners; 7 countries o Duration: 42 months (June 2017) o Demo Site: Hotel Samba (Lloret de Mar) o Total budget: 5,831,907.84€ o EC contribution: 4,016,469.95€ ENV-2013.WATER INNO&DEMO-1 Water innovation demonstration projects

10 demEAUmed – Objectives o Integration of innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities demonstrate promote Involvement of industry representatives, stakeholders, research centres, policy-makers and diverse technical and scientific experts to : demonstrate and promote : o Reduction of water consumption o Water cycle monitoring, control and automation o Dissemination of results to other touristic resorts o Creation of new market opportunities to European industries and SMEs

11 demEAUmed strategy: Water treatment legislation GAPS TREATMENT CONTROL SCENARIOS

12 From Hotels to demEAUmed DEMO site

13 The Costa Brava (NE, Spain) is an important Spanish and European holiday destination (recommended destination 2012, National Geographic Traveler). Lloret de Mar, is the largest resort on the Costa Brava, (40,000 inhabitants, up to 200,000 in summer) Samba Hotel is a large resort (441 rooms), green areas and exterior pools, conference room, bar and restaurant. Certified by EMAS and ISO14001 Water use from 25,000 to 34,000 m 3 /year (100 to 135 l/client/day) Grey water system for water closets demEAUmed DEMO site

14 demEAUmed Hotel (Samba Hotel) Restaurant (kitchen) Rooms Swimming pool Gardens

15 demEAUmed – water cycle

16 1.To conduct a WATER CYCLE DIAGNOSE in the representative Samba DEMO site’s facilities: to acquire the guidelines for a safe closed water cycle strategy within the hotel. To identify, quantify and characterize the water fluxes. To define the guidelines for a safe closed water cycle. demEAUmed Water cycle diagnose

17 Back garden 2% Pool garden 8% Shower 54% Basement 11% Pool 13% Pool bar 1% Kitchen 8% Laundry 2% Toilet flushing 0% In terms of quantity… in Samba Hotel – June 2014

18 ..and in terms of quality Standard chemical analyses Micropollutants content Microbiological indicators

19 : 1.To conduct a WATER CYCLE DIAGNOSE in the representative Samba DEMO site’s facilities 2.To ANALYSE and COMPARE water fluxes in different TOURISTIC MEDITERRANEAN FACILITIES: To acquire information in representative facilities. To compare the information with DEMO site To extend the guidelines to a broader range of touristic facilities (e.g. at different scale, with different facilities, with different limitations etc.) demEAUmed Water cycle diagnose

20 Questionnaire 1.Introduction: general information about the establishment 2.Water infrastructure o Presence of pool | spa | golf course and their size o Sources of water used for different parts of water infrastructure o water consumption monitoring o Use of water saving devices o Grey | black | waste water treatment 3.Conclusion: general questions about environmental awareness

21 Example survey page

22 Questionnaire languages Middle East + Africa Spain

23 Final s database (sent surveys) Ministry of tourism agreed to forward the survey link to hotels in their database No response Still in preparation (SEMIDE/EMWIS) Low numbers or replies!

24 Final s database Any suggestion? Help in dissemination? Contacts: Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda Gianluigi Buttiglieri Giuliana Ferrero Yness Slokar

25 demEAUmed - TREATMENT Example: greywater

26 demEAUmed – Technologies (1) ELECTROCHEMICAL OZONATION Fraunhofer ADSORPTION PROCESSES, Fraunhofer PHOTOELECTRO FENTON, Leitat ELECTROCOAGULATION - FLOTATION Leitat Electro-Fenton Photo-Fenton

27 UVOX, Wapure International GmbH PLIMMER, Idropan VERTICAL ECOSYSTEMS, Alchemia Smart Air MBR, ICRA demEAUmed – Technologies (2)

28 demEAUmed – Expected Results o 60 – 70% reuse of treated water o 30 – 50% water consumption reduction (drinking water) o 10 – 30% of environmental impact reduction within the Euro-Mediterranean resorts o 60 – 80% emerging contaminants removal o Treatment and reuse of greywater on-site by the use of vertical ecosystems o 75-85% conductivity reduction o Microbiological charge removal o Control of water consumption and its quality o Decision support systems -> Selection of the best water management alternatives

29 demEAUmed – Advisory Board Members o Mona Arnold: VTT, Technical Research Center, Finland o Günther Langergraber: Austrian University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. o Eduard Fernández Martín: Melia Hotels International, Spain The members of the advisory board are in charge of the periodic peer reviews of project progress and providing recommendations on project implementation.

30 demEAUmed - Innovation o Importance of touristic sector in Mediterranean countries. o Water scarcity in Mediterranean countries. o Engagement of the touristic sector towards more sustainable energy and water management Closed cycle Treatment and reutilization of different effluents Emerging contaminants Reduction of C footprint ICT Political – Social thinking Stakeholders participation Demonstration of pre-marketable technologies Integrated focus

31 demEAumed - synergies o Link with EIP Water o Link with EIP Action Groups Current AG Possible new AG o Other EU water-related projects will be considered (FP7, H2020, LIFE, etc) to find possible synergies with demEAUmed. o Complementary with other EU funding mechanisms: o European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) o Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation of the EU (RIS3) For example: RIS3CAT - Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of Catalonia Pillar 1: Leading Sectors: 1) Food, 2) Energy and Resources, 3) Industrial systems, 4) design-based sectors, 5) sustainable mobility, 6) health industries, 7) experienced- based cultural industries.

32 For further information: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No

33 Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Water footprint (WF): concept WF is an indicator of the water use by a consumer or producer, including both direct and indirect use. Measured in volume of consumed water (evaporated or not returned) and/or contaminated per unit of time. Geographically and temporarily explicit Can be calculated by a process, product a consumer (or group of) or producer (Hoekstra et al., 2011 The WF Assessment Manual)

34 Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Water footprint (WF): concept Blue WF Volume of surface or ground water evaporated or incorporated into a product per unit of time Green WF Volume of rain water evaporated or incorporated into a product per unit of time Grey WF Volume of polluted water per unit of time (Hoekstra et al., 2011)

35 Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Water footprint: concept (Hoekstra et al., 2011 The WF Assessment Manual)

36 Water footprint (WF) I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aigua I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aiguaGirona, 12 de desembre de 2014

37 WF in hotels Direct: Rooms: Toilet Cleaning Laundry Restaurant: Kitchen Cleaning Laundry Outdoor water: Garden Pool Common areas: Toilet Indirect: Food: Vegetables Meat Beverages Textile: Towels Sheets Tablecloths Energy consumption Construction materials

38 Life cycle assessment I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aigua I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aiguaGirona, 12 de desembre de 2014 Life Cycle Assessment is: “a technique for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, system or service”; ISO Assessing the whole-of-life implications Material extraction Product manufacture TransportProcess construction Process operation End-of-life

39 LCA and WF I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aigua I Fòrum LEQUIA de transferència tecnològica en l’àmbit de l’aiguaGirona, 12 de desembre de 2014 Enable to quantify the environmental impacts of a process + sofisticated treatment


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