The first major meeting for the AERFIT project was a success. The experts present were convinced that if the pilot in Putten is successful, then the FHVI technology will be used in other towns as well.
Besides the existing AERFIT project group, participants from Utrecht University, Delft University of Technology, German University of Technology Oman, Vitens, Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe, Vlario (Belgium), Büro für Hydrogeologie (Germany) and other interested parties were present.
The FHVI technology is currently being tested in Potsdam (Germany). Stefan Ebneth from Hölscher Wasserbau presented the findings from this demonstration project. The experts were extremely interested and emphasised the importance of considering these results in the project in Putten. Other presentations covered the objectives of the EU LIFE project, how the FHVI technology works, and the collaboration between the parties involved.
The experts concluded that FHVI can be deployed for a wider range of applications than just rainwater. The technology could also play a role in other types of clean water infiltration. Due emphasis was placed on the importance of monitoring the project results, as well as measuring the water quality after infiltration. Proper monitoring will be vital for the successful reproducibility of the technology at other locations.