Dutch Water Technology

Harvesting of resources


Such is the level of pressure on water resources that water removed from the environment is increasingly used more than once before being returned. This is a shift from a linear approach to resource use towards a circular use. In fact, there is today a growing momentum aimed at creating circular economies, where production and consumption patterns are reworked to allow resources of all kinds to be used in a circular manner.

Our niche

The Netherlands supports this shift towards a circular economy, and this change in outlook is leading to new concepts and approaches in the water sector. This is particularly so in the area of used water. The wastewater sector has a history of using the sludge produced in agriculture. The new wastewater paradigm takes this to another level, pursuing a growing range of opportunities to harvest resources from used water.

Linked solutions

Circular watercycle
The Source, Pre-use Treatment, Use, Post-use treatment, Reuse, Return to source
Concentrating milk at the farm
Reduced discharge of manganese and sulfate containing mine water in Scandinavia
Post-use treatment, Reuse
Water utilities circular: the reuse of softening pellets as seeding material in drinking water process
Post-use treatment, Reuse
Reuse of textile water and energy recovery - PurePulse
Post-use treatment, Reuse
Online E.coli monitor to check groundwater recharge for a French golf course