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LIFE + AQUAENVEC presents the web Tool in the project Final Event

More than 100 people attended the closing day of the final event of the LIFE + AQUAENVEC project, which Cetaqua, together with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad Santiago de Compostela have been active during the last 3 years (January 2012 – May 2015). This event, held in the auditorium of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, ​​aimed to present the results of the project and reflect on Aquaenvec improving the eco-efficiency of urban water cycle.

During the day it was possible to reflect on the life cycle analysis and costs of the urban water cycle in the two case studies of the project: Betanzos and Calafell; on the eco-efficiency of urban water cycle and methodologies for the integration of environmental and economic aspects. In addition, attendees could approach to the web tool that the project has generated, which helps decision making to improve the relationship between environmental impact and cost of the activities of the urban water cycle. After the presentation, a practical session of the tool with data offered by some participants was conducted.

NEUTRAL EVENT

The AQUAENVEC Final event was a neutral event in emissions. Therefore took into account emissions from energy consumption in rooms where the event was held, the catering service, the materials provided to attendees, and the journeys made by the attendees. Once the studies of the carbon footprint come to light, emissions of greenhouse gases will be offset by participating in a project of hydropower generation in Chile, which also has social benefits for the local community near the project.