The Subsol project aims to learn from the existing SWS implementations, in order to accelerate the further uptake elsewhere. Therefore, a field-tour was organised to visit the reference sites across the country with consortium members. At each site, a workshop was organised with the end users and local stakeholders, such as water authorities, agricultural associations, and SMEs. This way, the end users could transfer their experiences, perspectives, and foresights of their SWS systems. The other local stakeholders elaborated on how SWS is received in the different areas. The sites of Nootdorp (ASR-Coastal), Ovezande (Freshmaker), and Noardburgum (Freshkeeper) were visited to learn from sites operation for more than 3 years. The Dinteloord replication site was visited to learn about full-scale, commercial implementation of SWS in new projects.
More than anyone, the end users were able to describe the value of SWS for their daily operations, providing more than enough inspiration for the consortium to move forward!
Please find an impression of the visits below.