Cities require the adoption of sustainable and integrated processes for urban waste and water management. Water scarcity in drier times, as well as excess water in rainy periods, directly affect the dynamics of cities and people's lives, leading to diseconomies and major losses, which require urgent measures. Despite the increasing investments in promoting its rational use, the use of water in urban environments generates significant and increasing volumes of effluents, whose treatment and final destination is of paramount importance. In this scenario, methodologies for water treatment and reuse and waste recycling, associated with campaigns to reduce consumption are gaining importance to improve life conditions in cities. In this session the topics of circular economy - reduce, reuse, recycle, water and cities, and treatment and reuse technologies in Europe, including risk analysis, will be discussed. A comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective of these topics will be provided, including public policy, technology, economic, environmental, and social components. The diagnosis reported in the Europe report will be discussed. Issues such as relevance, perception, level of engagement and performance and examples of good case studies will be addressed. The outcomes from the session will be key lessons, messages and recommendations to enrich the report and to disseminate around the world.
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