The New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an environmental, economic, and cultural initiative that combines design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment to make the European Green Deal a reality in Europe.
The HYDROUSA project was part of the New European Bauhaus Festival that took place in Brussels, Belgium from 9 to 12 June. The NEB Festival was a great opportunity to bring citizens together to discover the New European Bauhaus values of beauty, sustainability and togetherness, and their power to address societal challenges. The participants of the Festival were from pluri-disciplinary backgrounds — from science to art, design to politics, architecture to technology.
HYDROUSA participated at the NEB Festival to demonstrate the value of innovative, regenerative and circular solutions for nature-based water management of Mediterranean coastal areas, closing water loops, nutrient management, boosting the agricultural and energy profile and local economies based on circular value chains.
The key principles of HYDROUSA relate to the NEB values, as the core scope of the project is to close the water loops by providing holistic solutions that foster the economy, environment and community within the water-energy- food nexus.
HYDROUSA showcases that innovative and circular solutions are important to enhance not only sustainability but also inclusivity and functionality. The core objective of HYDROUSA is to encourage long-term and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem and develop a new circular business model suitable for water-scarce regions worldwide.
The participation of HYDROUSA to the NEB Festival was a great opportunity to raise awareness about water and wastewater technologies and processes.
The exchange and interaction with cross-sectoral stakeholders and wider, international audiences was a very fruitful experience to explain and discuss how a water resilient economy can be realized by implementing innovative and nature-based solutions.