On June 5th, it was held the second project seminar at the facilities of the Port of Ferrol, with the title: “Sustainability and Environment in Water Treatment”.
The seminar, which gathered more than 40 professionals from several sectors, began with a brief introduction by Alejandro Rey, Director of the Port Authority of Ferrol – San Cibrao and included the following technical presentations:
– LIFE DrainRain Project. RunOff Water Purification from Pavements
– Sanitation systems with high environmental protection goals: Estuary of Ferrol
– Successful R+D Projects. LIFE CerSuds
– Sustainable Drainage Systems
Finally, it was visited the construction site of the first LIFE DrainRain Pilot Plant, which is expected to be commissioned in July, thus allowing the treatment of the rufoff water in the seaport of Ferrol.
The LIFE DrainRain Project, funded by the European Commission under the “LIFE 2015: Environment and Resource Efficiency” programme, proposes an innovative approach to mitigate the environmental impact of runoff in water bodies by means of the combination of a photocatalytic porous pavement and a water treatment system. The project consortium is led by PROYFE, S.L., and the other beneficiaries are the AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE FERROL SAN CIBRAO, COPASA, CETIM and CYE CONTROL Y ESTUDIOS, S.L.