The European Commission provides 152 million euro from the European Regional Development Fund for the Interreg program 2014-2020. The latter will strengthen and stimulate innovation and sustainable development in border regions via transnational cooperation. Within the Interreg V program Flanders-the Netherlands, a partnership between Flanders and the Netherlands and the 5 Flemish and the 3 southern Dutch provinces resulted in a program to invest in smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Ardo is partner in the Belgian-Dutch Interreg project F2Agri.

F2AGRI literaly means ‘effluent to agriculture’ and aims to realise technical measures to enable the reuse of industrial effluent (treated wastewater) for agricultural purposes.

This project will contribute to sustainable water use with concrete actions to prevent further drying out. As such, climate change is anticipated and the agri- and horticultural sector will be resilient against future water challenges.

In this project we want to reuse of industrial effluent (treated wastewater) for agricultural purposes. More specific in Flanders, Belgium, the vegetable freezing factory of Ardo will put 100 000m³ treated effluent at the disposal of the agricultural sector and the Brewery Bavaria will do the same in The Netherlands with 1,5 million m³ effluent. By putting this water to a good use, this project contributes to a prevention of the negative effects of climate change.

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