Practical knowledge about use of reclaimed water for agriculture
SUWANU EUROPE is honoured to announce the first on-line course on water reuse. Hereby, we provide you with unique training material on the use of reclaimed water in agriculture. The course includes relevant knowledge, experiences and technologies through our most relevant results: the info-packages and the e-learning platform.
Contents are divided in different modules oriented to:
- Water technology developers.
- Agricultural practitioners and food industry.
- Public authorities on strategic planning for water reuse implementation.
- Consumers and general public.
The water treatment training and courses online will be available in the languages of the target countries: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Flemish, German, Bulgarian and Greek.
· Introduction to the course
This module will provide initial information about SUWANU Europe and basic concepts of water reclamation. As well as its development potential in our society.
· The Role of Reclaimed Water in the Green Deal Approach
Module 1 presents the environmental benefits of the reclaimed water in agriculture and its connection to the green deal. Along with insights regarding the public perception and acceptance and how the positive image of water reclamation can be improved.
· Water reclamation approaches
In this module advanced and nature-based technologies used in water reclamation for agriculture are explained along with the correspondent quality requirements. Furthermore, the challenges and possible solutions faced in water reclamation are reviewed.
· Reclaimed water for sustainable agriculture
In this module main topics related to the operation of water reuse initiatives in agriculture are explained. Including irrigation equipment, effects of reclaimed water on crop quality and yield, feasibility, and the costs benefits.
· EU Framework for Water Reclamation
This module presents the new EU regulation and strategic plans of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation. Additionally, provides information about how water reclamation can be incorporated into integrated water resources management.
· Final test and Certificate
The video topic questions were grouped and a final exam per module was prepared. The students must present and approve all the module exams to obtain the certificate.
SUWANU EUROPE seeks to understand the knowledge and innovation processes related to the introduction of new solutions in the agricultural sector and the role of agricultural advisory services. SUWANU EUROPE as a thematic network focus on summarising, sharing and presenting the best practices and research findings that are near close to being put into practice, but not sufficiently known or used by practitioners.
The consortium will design different online courses to bridge the gap on water reuse practical knowledge identified for each relevant stakeholder. The aim of these courses is to fix and maintain for long time the practical knowledge acquired through SUWANU EUROPE project and educate farmers and foresters in this area. The water treatment training courses will be mainly consist of audio-visual material (i.e. master class videos) based on practical knowledge identified and structured during the project.
One of the goals of SUWANU EUROPE is the transfer of practical knowledge on water reuse to different target groups. This content is oriented to satisfy the knowledge needs of the different target groups of actors identified in SUWANU EUROPE project, namely farmers, agricultural advisory groups, water reclamation operators, water engineers, authorities, consumers and general public.