IRIDRA Srl, Florence (IRIDRA)
IRIDRA is a small (6 associated + 1 staff) engineering and consulting company, born in 1998 and based in Florence. IRIDRA realises any activity connected with analysis, planning and design for sustainable water management and sanitation. It was the first engineering company in Italy specialised in the design of Natural Based Solutions (NBS) and Constructed Wetlands (CW) for different purposes (mainly wastewater and stormwater treatment and reuse). IRIDRA works for both public and private clients, providing specialised engineering services. IRIDRA members are actively collaborating since about 20 years with the main national environmental organisations (Legambiente, Ambiente e Lavoro, Amici della Terra, etc.) and relevant associations of the water sector like the International Water Association (the Technical Director has been the Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control since 2012 to 2016, still member of the management committee, and he is currently the Chair of the Task Group on Nature Based Solutions for Water and Sanitation).
Under FP7, IRIDRA participated in the NaWaTech project. IRIDRA is leading the Enhancement of Nature-based treatment systems and the Research Bio sludge Management Systems forseen in the PAVITR project.