LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 participates in the Water Wise EU campaign, a European Union initiative aimed at promoting the responsible and sustainable use of water across Europe.

The campaign, organized by the European Commission, aims to raise awareness among citizens, businesses and governments about the importance of efficient water management, a vital resource for our planet, seeking to promote sustainable practices that ensure the availability and quality of water for future generations through various actions and partnerships. The theme of the initiative underlines the urgent need for comprehensive approaches to water conservation and the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

According to data from the EU Science Centre, updated at the beginning of May 2024, approximately 14.7% of the EU territory is under drought alert conditions, southern and eastern Spain, south-western France, much of Italy, Greece and the western Balkans among the most affected areas. Water supplies have declined to critical levels in several regions, leading to the implementation of water use restrictions in places such as Catalonia and Sicily.

Through this participation, LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 hopes to inspire others to adopt sustainable practices and contribute to the creation of a more responsible water use environment, in a crucial platform for sharing experiences and learning from best practices at European level.

About LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is a pilot demonstration project, funded by LIFE Programme and with a budget of more than 970,000 EUR, which generates biogas in sewage treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), thus transforming sewage sludge into green energy through technology. The initiative led by Global Omnium, (Spain), in collaboration with the Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal) aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas by making optimal use of waste. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment. This programme is easily scalable with other funds such as FEDER, NextGenerationEU or RePowerEU.