Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?
Eurecat is The Technology Centre of Catalonia (Spain) providing applied research and innovative technology. We assist companies with solutions that fulfil their need for innovations while driving and enhancing their competitive edge. Eurecat covers the natural bridge between the world of knowledge and the socio-economic sector with a strategic activity in the field of water. Eurecat provided differential solutions across the whole water cycle and value chains combining its capacities in biotechnology, artificial intelligence and physicochemical treatment in the context of Circular Economy.
With whom (other colleagues) from your organisation are you taking part in Watershare?
- Gabriel Anzaldi, Scientific and Technological Development Director
- Miquel Rovira, Sustainability Area Director – (in above picture)
What can you bring to Watershare and what are you looking for?
Eurecat brings a multi-technological and a multi-sectoral approach to the water cycle challenges, with an experienced team of applied researchers and high-tech facilities.
Eurecat is looking for expanding its activities worldwide and contributing to solving challenges in water management with new partners.
What are you proud of?
To be part of a scientific and technological worldwide network of excellence on water that can cope with any water challenge in any part of the world in the context of climate change and circular economy.
What do you see as the biggest challenges for Waterhare in 2020-2021?
To contribute with innovative solutions to the water sector as well as the intensive water use sectors in a post-covid scenario, and to maximise synergies among Watershare members.
What are your ambitions as a Watershare member?
Co-development of new technologies with Watershare partnerships beyond Europe, and to be Watershare ambassador in Spain.
Coronavirus/Virus research: What opportunities do you see for Watershare members?
We see opportunities in technology transfer from the water sector to support the fight against the pandemic, for example, by applying disinfection technologies and early warning methodologies through SARS-CoV-2 detection in sewers.