HZ University

HZ University of Applied Sciences is based in Zeeland, the Netherlands. As a university of applied sciences, a great deal of practical research is conducted at HZ both by students and researchers, focusing on questions from the professional field. Any knowledge acquired from the research will result in new insights, which can lead to innovations and even new products for the work field.

One of the research groups at HZ University of Applied Sciences; the Water Technology research group, works on research projects involving applicable technologies for sustainable water (re)use in a combined fresh/saline delta.

Research themes include:

  1. Recycling of surface and process water for industry, agriculture and aquaculture.
  2. Recovery of valuable content from wastewater; nutrients, fatty acids, biogas.

Monitoring of water filtration systems and control of respective bio-fouling.

In the field of water availability and water re(use), HZ has experience in working with local actors and stakeholders in delta regions on the topic of fresh water availability, underground storage and desalination. This experience will be applied in the FRESH4Cs project to offer support to the project partners with a pilot location and to structure a monitoring programme and roadmap for adoption.