2024-03-12 04:50Press release

Ragn-Sells attending the Water Conference 2024 in Leuven

The environmental company Ragn-Sells has been invited to speak about the importance of transitioning wastewater treatment plants to resource plants during the Water Conference on March 12th in Leuven. The one-day conference delves into the theme of 'Speeding up to a water-resilient Europe – Towards an EU water resilience agenda.'

With a growing concern for water resilience within the European Union, the conference aims to address pressing issues such as drought, water scarcity, and the escalating frequency of severe floods. Ragn-Sells' Chief Sustainability Officer, Pär Larshans, is set to attend with a focus on the theme ‘Innovation into practice – Solutions for the circular transformation of water.’

- In challenging linear principles from the 1970s, where the focus is on reducing waste and doing things ”less bad”, I advocate for the implementation of circular principles. This approach not only produces high-quality raw materials but also incorporates detoxification, paving the way for sustainable and impactful solutions, says Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ragn-Sells.

Pär Larshans, Sustainability Director/Hållbarhetschef, Ragn-Sells

Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer at the environmental company Ragn-Sells

Hosted during the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council, this one-day conference is set to provide valuable perspectives and insights on water resilience in Europe. Notably, the event will witness the participation of key stakeholders from the Water Europe community, emphasising the collaborative effort required to tackle these challenges effectively.

Advocating for the incorporation of "resource plant" principles in society, Mr. Larshans will be emphasising the importance of efficiently utilising valuable resources in the water.

- The Belgian EU presidency has done great work with the final version of the UWWTD (Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive). It will be the start of the transformation of today’s wastewater treatment plants, turning them into resource plants, says Mr. Larshans.

For detailed information about the Water Conference agenda, please visit https://watereurope.eu/belgian-presidency-water-conference-speeding-up-to-a-water-resilient-europe-12-march-2024/

The Water Conference 2024 promises to be a pivotal moment in shaping the future of water resilience in Europe, fostering collaboration and innovation for a sustainable and resilient water future.

For more information, interviews etc., please contact: 
Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ragn-Sells Group, +46 (0)70-927 29 63, par.larshans@ragnsells.com
Emma Ranerfors, Press Officer, Ragn-Sells Group, +46 (0)10-927 24 16, press@ragnsells.com

About Ragn-Sells Group

The environmental company Ragn-Sells converts waste into raw materials that can be used over and over again. Ragn-Sells drives the transition to a circular economy through solutions that reduce its own and other actors' environmental and climate impact. Ragn-Sells wants to be living proof that caring for the earth and business go hand in hand. Ragn-Sells is a family owned corporate group founded in 1881. The company operates in four countries and employs 2,500 people. In 2022, Ragn-Sells’ turnover was SEK 8.7 billion. www.ragnsells.com


Emma Ranerfors
Press Officer
Emma Ranerfors