The multidisciplinary nature of CRETUS allows to address integrative projects with holistic approaches.
An original orientation is offered, based on an interdisciplinary and holistic perspective based on the capabilities of the member groups. In this way, the development and evaluation of innovative environmental technologies is conceived under a sustainability framework, seeking solutions that minimize impacts and risks, trying to recover resources, through technologies that are economically, socially and environmentally favorable.
Priority 1: SAFE WATER
Promote the long-term sustainability of the water cycle and the security of aquatic ecosystems
Water and Health
Protect the safety and quality of water to ensure the health of people and ecosystems through the monitoring and control of physicochemical, toxicological and biological parameters.
To ensure the development of processes with less environmental impact and more favorable from the socioeconomic point of view. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable and equitable exploitation of aquatic ecosystems, ensuring water quality adjusted to environmental, social and industrial needs, promoting water reuse strategies and other value-added resources.
Water as a resource
To guarantee the efficiency of water treatment processes to achieve a quality effluent suitable for reuse and to ensure the maintenance of the integrity of ecosystems and their biodiversity.
Priority 2: HEALTHY SOILS
To sustainably manage soil resources and terrestrial ecosystems, ensuring a healthy environment for food production, people, nature and climate.
Terrestrial biodiversity and health
Assess the vulnerability of natural, urban and agricultural ecosystems under different environmental or anthropogenic pressures.
Soil decontamination and rehabilitation
To reduce soil contamination and promote the rehabilitation of soil functions in urban and rural areas through the design and promotion of sustainable strategies and technological solutions.
Sustainable soil management
Reduce land degradation by developing tools, technologies and approaches to monitor, evaluate and identify practices and methods that maximize soil ecosystem functions.
Priority 3: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND INDUSTRIES
Promote the transformation towards a circular economy in urban areas, industrial systems and the territory, in line with sustainable development initiatives and the efficient use of resources.
From waste to resources
Promote technologies for the recovery of resources from waste streams.
Sustainable and circular
Design strategies for the implementation of more sustainable production and consumption models, advancing in the integral use of resources, integrating not only the efficiency of the production process, but also the eco-design of products and the valorization of waste.
Ecosystem services and
Evaluate ecosystem services in the context of the transition to sustainability in natural and urban environments