Sustainable Water Treatment and Nutrient Reuse Options

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Abwasserverbandes Braunschweig (AVBS)

The wastewater-association Braunschweig was founded in 1954. The association started to irrigate wastewater – from the beginning until 1979 untreated raw wastewater – on agricultural areas. Nowadays the water is treated in a large wastewater treatment plant. This plant was constructed for about 350.000 inhabitant’s equivalents. The average amount of influx is about 60.000 m³/d and about 21 Mill. m³/y. 15 m³/y were reused by sprinkler irrigation in the area of the Association and 6 Mill. m³/y has an biological after-treatment in a surface-flooding-area. The sprinkler irrigation area comprise of about 3.000 ha. The water demand for agricultural purpose was calculated with 300 mm/y additional sprinkler irrigation amounts annually. 150 mm/y were calculated in the vegetation period. Experience has shown in the following decades that the additional water quantity could be increased up to 500 mm/y.

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Asociación de Comunidades de Regantes de Andalucía (FERAGUA)

FERAGUA is a private non-profit association which involves 107 irrigation communities in the 4 Hydrographic Districts of Andalusia representing more than 300.000 Ha of irrigated land, being the most important association in Andalusia. Since its foundation in 1994, FERAGUA defends the rights and interests of the irrigation communities in Andalusia, being in constant dialogue with regional such as Dir.Gral Regadíos and national authorities.

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Council of the Bulgarian Agricultural Organizations (CBAO)

CBAO was established in the framework of COPA/COGECA PHARE project: “Assistance to the development of Farmers’, Cooperatives and Young Farmers Organizations” in the perspective of the future membership of the agricultural organizations from Bulgaria in the European structures. The Council is an umbrella organization which unifies on a voluntary basis the general and specialized commodity branch organizations dealing in the field of agriculture production.

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Koperattivi Malta (KM)

Koperattivi Malta is a non-political organization set up by the Cooperative Societies Act of 2001 with the sole purpose of representing and promoting the cooperative movement in the Maltese Islands. KM’s mission is to provide vital services to its members in the fields of education, training, and management consultancy aimed at enhancing the co-operative movement and the benefits derived therefrom by its members.

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Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (PASEGES)

Founded in 1935, PASEGES, a non-profit organization, is the highest professional and coordinating body of the Hellenic Agricultural Co-operative Movement and represents around 750.000 farmers, 6.350 Agricultural Co-operatives (1st level organizations) and 114 Unions of Agricultural Co-operatives (2nd level organizations).

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