CEBEDEAU • Technical assistance to SPGE for the "NCFF" project

Case study

Technical assistance to SPGE for the "NCFF" project

The issue

The Société Publique de la Gestion de l'Eau (SPGE) is the operator responsible for coordinating the water sector and financing the urban wastewater collection and treatment sector in the Walloon Region. It is responsible for implementing the provisions of the European directives on water protection within its areas of competence.

To meet these challenges, it has made and financed investments of EUR 4 billion in urban wastewater collection and treatment over a period of 20 years (since its creation in 1999).

The SPGE has decided to launch a study to assess the impact and efficiency of the investments made through "sustainable development" indicators. This task requires multiple skills; data processing, statistics, wastewater and surface water characterisation, sampling parameters and constraints, etc.

The project

CEBEDEAU has been appointed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the SPGE to develop and test a methodology for assessing the current and future impact of wastewater investments on

- Water quality in Walloon rivers

- Biodiversity;

- Various socio-economic indicators of "sustainable development".

For this occasion, CEBEDEAU has joined forces with two partners; e-biom for its expertise in environmental DNA analysis and ADSCIAN for its expertise in environmental statistics.

This project, financed by the LIFE programme and lasting 4 years, is a European first!

The result

The first results are expected in 2025.

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