As part of the European Green Week, on the 31st of May Run4Life held on-site and virtual Open Days of its demonstration sites to show what is possible in wastewater resource recovery to help achieve a clean and circular economy. First the audience received an update of what is happening at all four demonstration sites. In Helsingborg and Ghent inhabitants are just moving in, in Vigo and Sneek the experiments with the new technologies are making progress. After this overview, the participants of the on-site event went on a tour of the demonstration site Porto do Molle (Vigo) and the online audience could choose a site of which they could see a virtual tour and ask questions to the demo site representative.

The on-site tour of Porto do Molle was attended by professionals from different backgrounds, including engineers and architects. It was a great networking opportunity between people with interested in source-separated systems. There were discussions about possible future initiatives and projects, for housing developments and business parks, also looking at the option of incorporating industry in the water and energy cycles.

Presentations of the event can be downloaded from the programme below, that also includes links to the webpages dedicated to each of the demonstration sites.

Later in the same week, also in the framework of the EU Green Week 2021, project partner ISLE held the Run4Life 2nd Innovation Workshop. For an overview of that event please visit the corresponding page here.


Event programme:

Time Location Presentation Presenter
09:00 Online & On-site Welcome and opening David Regades, government delegate for Zona Franca de Vigo (ZFV).
09:10 Online & On-site General introduction to the Run4Life project Nicolás Morales, Aqualia
  Demonstration site Nieuwe Dokken, Ghent (BE) Lieven Demolder, CEIP
  Demonstration site Lemmerweg, Sneek (NL) Paraschos Chatzopoulos, DeSaH
  Demonstration site Oceanhamnen, Helsingborg (SE) Hamse Kjerstadius, NSVA
  Demonstration site Porto do Molle, Vigo (ES) Nicolás Morales, Aqualia
10:30 Online & On-site Closure of the plenary session Juan González, mayor of Nigrán
10:30 Online & On-site Coffee break
11:00-14:00 On-site Guided Tour at Porto do Molle Business Centre Zona Franca de Vigo & Aqualia
Discussions and networking
11:00-12:00 Online in breakout rooms Virtual tour of demo site Nieuwe Dokken Lieven Demolder, CEIP
Virtual tour of demo site Lemmerweg Paraschos Chatzopoulos, DeSaH
Virtual tour of demo site Oceanhamnen Hamse Kjerstadius, NSVA
Virtual tour of demo site Porto do Molle Nicolás Morales, Aqualia