Project MonGOS “Monitoring of water and sewage management in the context of the implementation of the circular economy assumptions“ is realised in 2020-2022 thanks to support the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the International Academic Partnerships Programme.
Water and sewage sector is currently facing many challenges arising from the implementation of the circular economy (CE) model, which is the European political priority. Water and sewage sector is an important element of building CE as wastes such as sewage and sewage sludge are valuable sources of selected raw materials (e.g. Phosphorus) and energy. To measure the progress of the transformation towards CE, in 2018 the European Commission (EC) proposed a set of 10 CE indicators, however, there is limited relationship with the water and wastewater management. Therefore, the project aims to develop a monitoring framework that takes into account comprehensive indicators for CE, on the basis of which it will be possible to determine the level of transformation towards CE in the water and sewage sector.
The main goal of the project MonGOS is to develop the circular economy (CE) monitoring framework for the European water and sewage sector.
Strategic goals of the project:
- identification and assessment of the potential for transformation towards CE in the water and sewage sector,
- exchange of good practices and transfer of knowledge between leading scientific institutions in Europe in the field of water and sewage management,
- developing a framework for monitoring the transformation towards CE in the water and sewage sector,
- developing and implementing a plan for the dissemination of international research results.