Belgium is a world leading country in recycling: only 3% of the produced waste ends up on the garbage belt. This results in a sustainable cyclic recovery of valuable products from waste. Compared with waste recycling, recycling of water is still far away from reality, creating an opportunity to rethink our water cycle.
Dries Seuntjens, the 2nd place winner of the 2016 TEDxGhent PhD/post-doc Contest, aims to increase overall sustainability of the urban water cycle. He is a 3rd year PhD student in Bioscience Engineering at the Center of Microbial Ecology and Technology of Ghent University, where his research focuses on the development of energy self-sufficient wastewater treatment plants.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx