The Integrated Water Approach Project started in 2017 with the aims to collect and compare the procedures that are used within Europe for water resources management and protection in the industry sector.
The project also aims to identify new approaches for reducing fresh water consumption and innovative technologies for industrial water treatment able to provide energy saving, sludge production minimization and water reuse for multiple purposes.
The gathered information is to be used for developing a guidance document to share among IMPEL members and other non-IMPEL participants including for example the IPPC Bureau, European Environmental Agency and industry sector associations.
The project has published a guidance for permit writers regulating the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). The guidance is available in English and now also in Italian.