Autonomous University of Barcelona offers high-quality, research-based education in all academic disciplines. The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) research group focuses on extremely varied areas of knowledge: animal nutrition and welfare, biotechnology and health, social sciences and humanities, materials and energy, environmental sciences and sustainability, information and communication technology. This wide range of disciplines integrated into a single campus helps to promote multi-disciplinary research. ICTA-UAB studies policies, strategies and technologies to foster a transition to a sustainable economic and societal model. ICTA-UAB has achieved a balance of Natural, Social and Engineering Sciences. UAB leads WP2: Co-creation through social engagement for societal embedding in WATER MINING (Horizon 2020) and is an expert on the establishment and management of CoPs.