This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 823948.
European Union
Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
End Date 2024 | 04 | 30
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REMIND Is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Project — i.e a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. This project aims to develop a new paradigm In the mining management to address a zero water—energy balance.
The REMIND collaborative network among European Union, Chilie and Ecuador is inline with EU policy and strategy for raw materials supply; moreover, this partnership supports the economic and research efforts of Latin American countries towards a more ecu-friendly and RES-driven deveiopment.



Project goals

The bi-directional knowledge transfer activities implemented in REMIND aim to:

  1. Implement a rational use of water resources in the logic of circular economy;
  2. Promote a carbon-free technological approach (water-energy nexus) for reducing conventional energy resources requirements;
  3. Mitigate health environmental risk in two demonstration sites (mining districts of Antofagasta (Chile) and Provincia de El Oro Ecuador);
  4. Exploit the intersectorial cooperation between academia and industry by setting best practices for knowledge transfer

The REMIND project is structured in 9 Workpackages (WPs):

  1. WP1 - Ethics requirements
    Objective: set out the 'ethics requirements' that the project must comply with.
  2. WP2 - Management and coordination, monitoring, selection of participants, evaluation and risk management
    Objectives: (i) co-coordinate project activities; (ii) select and configure an infrastructure for document sharing, development and communication; (iii) ensure compliance with the project contract, description of work, training activities and quality plan; (iv) plan and enable communication and interactions within the consortium; (v) produce timely reports on project progress; (vi) ensure the effective use of resources for the realization of the project activities; (vii) ensure the compliance of the project with national and international environmental law and principles including data protection issues.
  3. WP3 - Environmental Audit in Mines districts
    Objective: detection of potential sources of water pollution from mining activities, wastewater drainage, from beneficiation, and surface run-off.
  4. WP4 - Reconstruction of pollution maps of surface and subsurface water
    Objective: characterization of the quality of surface and subsurface water sampling around the mines, i.e. rivers, springs, pools and aquifers, analysis of ion composition and detection of heavy metals.
  5. WP5 - Natural Background Levels and physical parameters of the environmental matrices estimation
    Objective: geological, geophysical, hydrogeological, hydraulic and chemical data collection concerning mine activities in order to assess the Natural Background Level (NBL) concentrations in groundwater and/or surface water – i.e. to distinguish between anthropogenic pollution and natural origin contamination.
  6. WP6 - Selection of the Best Available Technology (BAT) for the wastewater treatment
    Objective: selection of Best Available Technologies for groundwater and water treatment, taking into account the targeted water quality and the possible reuse, and the energy consumption.
  7. WP7 - Selection of Best Available Renewable Energy (BARE) for water treatment
    Objective: selection of the Best Available Renewable Energy (BARE) for water treatment for selected case studies.
  8. WP8 - Design of the industrial layout to reuse the process water in the mining activities
    Objectives: i) develop a preliminary design of the integration of the RES within the industrial water treatment plant; ii) develop a preliminary design of the plant payout; iii) address health and safety aspects.
  9. WP9 - Impact, exploitation, standardization & dissemination
    Objectives: i) disseminate project results; ii) improve the knowledge on innovative water treatment for mining industries; iii) strenghten international relationships in water treatment field; iv) promote healthy water and use sustainable wastewater treatment; v) open new perspectives and promote creativity in research design and results through public engagement activities.




  • Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
  • Type of Action MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
  • Acronym REMIND
  • Duration 48 months
  • End Date 2024 | 04 | 30
  • Project Costs € 1,329,400
  • EU Contribution € 1,329,400
  • Contact S. Straface