Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Questionnaire
What is the project Water2Return?

Water2REturn (W2R) is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. Water2REturn proposes a viable, cross-sectoral and integrated full-scale demonstration process to treat slaughterhouse wastewater that uses a novel combination of biochemical and physical technologies and has a positive energy balance.
Nitrate and phosphate concentrates recovered from slaughterhouse wastewater will be reintroduced into the economy as new raw materials, becoming a resource to be used as organic fertiliser in agriculture. Furthermore, the novelty of W2R rests on the use of an innovative fermentative process designed for sludge valorisation which will produce hydrolysed sludge and biostimulant products. Biostimulant products have low development costs and high added value for plant nutrition and agriculture.
In addition, algal biomass will also be produced by capturing CO2 released from a biogas unit. This will be used to formulate a biostimulant algal-based product. The project will produce three high-value agronomic products – nitrate and phosphate concentrates, biostimulant products, and biostimulant algal-based products - each free of pathogens, heavy metals and emerging pollutants.
As well as demonstrating the benefits associated with nutrient recycling, W2R will test different business models for each of products that will be created, and work to improve awareness of the possibilities of wastewater valorisation for the agricultural sector.

What is the purpose of the questionnaire?

This questionnaire has been designed to build a community of stakeholders around Water2REturn and maximize their engagement in the project. The objective is to gather stakeholders’ views, with the purpose of facilitating discussion and fostering dialogue on cross-cutting challenges identified by the project. The questionnaire will provide an evidence-based assessment of the main concerns and interests of stakeholders and will be used to engage them with the Water2REturn project.

Respondents are informed that: Responses are confidential and will only be used for the Water2REturn project. Respondents and their organizations will not be quoted directly in the final report. Questionnaire respondents will be consulted later in the project cycle.

Email address *
Stakeholder’s official name *
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Responsible person *
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Country *
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1. Which kind of entity do you belong to? *
2. At which level does your institution/organization/association work at? *
3. What sector do you belong to? *
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4. What is your main reason for engaging with the Water2REturn project? *
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5. Do you think that you/the organisation you represent can benefit from the Water2REturn project? If yes, how? Please list up to three benefits that you envisage. *
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6. Demand for organic products is growing in Europe. Do you think fertiliser use is a big motivation for people to buy organic food? *
7. Water2REturn embodies the idea of the circular bioeconomy and responsible resource use and waste reduction by transforming slaughterhouse wastewater into new raw materials. Do you think this type of innovative approach will be supported by the consumers/citizens you represent? *
8. Given the origin of the raw materials in slaughterhouse wastewater, would you have any reservations about eating food which had been fertilised with the Water2REturn products? *
9. Would you like to provide any further comment(s) about the issues addressed in this questionnaire? *
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10. Are you interested in being informed about project developments by subscribing to the Water2REturn newsletter? *
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