Workshop: Unlocking the nutrient recycling potential in the Baltic Sea Region
Sustainable use and better lifecycle management of plant nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus are key elements of the new EU Farm to Fork strategy. In HELCOM, a joint regional nutrient recycling strategy is drafted for adoption by the Baltic Sea riparian countries in 2021. In this context, the accumulation of nutrients in intensive livestock production areas and lack of sustainable solutions to recycle nutrients from waste waters are critical issues to solve in order to scale-up circular economy, mitigate climate change and reduce eutrophication in our inland and marine waters.
This workshop will discuss the state-of-the-art in nutrient recycling within and across the two sectors, agriculture and municipal wastewater management, raise a set of priority issues to address and outline recommendations to stakeholders as input to the update of the post-2020 EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
The workshop welcomes authorities, practitioners, researchers, innovators – everyone with an idea, challenge, responsibility or a question regarding nutrient recycling or products made with recycled nutrients and interest to develop and accelerate solutions on the international level.
The 2,5 hour workshop is organised jointly by the two Interreg-funded platform projects BSR Water (bsrwater.eu/) and SuMaNu (balticsumanu.eu). BSR Water deals with nutrient recovery and recycling in waste water management and sustainable water management overall in the municipal context, whereas SuMaNu focuses on sustainable manure and nutrient management and nutrient recycling in agriculture.
Please mark the date 30 September 2020 at 13:00 CET in your calendar and stay tuned for more information!