REWAISE partners gathered again, this time in the beautiful city of Coventry (United Kingdom), where the Midlands hub is located. The project’s 6th General Assembly took place during the 16th and 17th of October at Severn Trent’s headquarters, very close to the city centre, and was coordinated by Severn Trent to be a hybrid meeting. This way, some partners could also present and give feedback from their countries.
The first day, the different work packages presented developments in the last 18 months, and detailed the steps to take during the next months. There was time, too, for some technical meetings and for networking and ideas exchange. After all the presentations, our hosts from Severn Trent facilitated a guided visit around their Resource Recovery and Innovation Centre (R2IC) located in Spernal, a few kilometres from the venue of the meeting, where they can test any new technology previous to its market launch.
There, the consortium partners participating in person could see first-hand the technology used in the plant and, specifically, the techniques and processes applied within the REWAISE project. After the visit, the first day was done and the partners could enjoy some free time together.
The second day, REWAISE partners had the opportunity to learn about the results of the rest of the work packages. And they could benefit from different water entrepreneurs within the water sector, who came to the venue to show their innovative materials and techniques to contribute to a Water-Smart Society, in a new WINCubator event. Part of those, in fact, belonged to Severn Trent and showed an improvement in one of the machines used in the Spernal Plant.
The consortium, online and offline, could also participate hands-on in an activity prepared by Coventry University, ENOLL and WE&B about the problems and solutions of engaging with certain stakeholders. It was interesting to share opinions and points of view from every country hub. After this activity, the goodbye and conclusions from Frank Rogalla, our project coordinator from Aqualia. We want to thank each and every REWAISE member for contributing to make this 6th General Assembly an insightful and inspiring event to get momentum for the months ahead. See you all soon!