Hydrousa Water Technologies

HYDROUSA will implement six innovative regerative and nature-based systems for water treatment. These solutions will produce water suitable for agricultural irrigation and for domestic use and in some cases even for drinking water.

Title: Demonstration of water loops
with innovative regenerative business
models for the Mediterranean region
Acronym: HYDROUSA
CIRC-02-2016-2017: Water in the
context of the circular economy,
Innovation Action
Total budget: €12,015,448.75
EC contribution: €9,958,706.88
Duration: 54 months
Start date: 1 July 2018
Number of partners: 27

HYDROUSA will revolutionise the water value chains from water use up to sewage treatment and reuse. It will change the human water cycle by valorising non-conventional water resources. The project goes beyond the current water and wastewater management practices by adopting innovative, nature-based low energy footprint management solutions for different types of water; these include wastewater, rainwater, groundwater, atmospheric vapour water and seawater to produce valuable resources, which can then be used to enrich the domestic water supply and valorised to increase agricultural production and boost the economic activities of water-scarce Mediterranean area. HYDROUSA innovations will produce water suitable for different uses including domestic and agricultural use, drinking water as well as energy and high added value products to be marketed.

HYDROUSA aims at

  • Closing all water loops at local level, taking advantage of local resources,
  • Enhance decentralized on-site water, materials and energy conservation, treatment and reuse.
  • Promote local economies, based on circular value chains at local level which will eliminate.
  • Promote nutrient management, boosting the agricultural and energy profle

The services provided lead to a win-win-win situation for the economy, environment and community within the water-energy-food employment nexus.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776643.