Focus Area

Resource recovery & reuse

RUAF creates synergies between the waste, energy, water and food sector and looks for opportunities to add value to waste streams.


  • Stimulating the use of solid and liquid wastes in urban agriculture
  • Supporting technical innovations on waste, food and energy
  • Ensuring the safe use of waste and wastewater in (peri-) urban agriculture
  • Creating enterprises, jobs and circular business models
  • Supporting applied research and giving support to businesses on safe reuse practices
  • Developing municipal resource recovery strategies and programmes that combine productivity with reduced environmental impacts