Future Resource Expo, 11&12 September, Birmingham

Event Date: 
Wednesday 11 September 2019 to Thursday 12 September 2019

We exhibited all the latest from REDAWN at our stand T162 at this big event at the NEC. 

Dr Kemi Adeyeye, the lead for the WATEF network at the University of Bath, which is a partner on the REDAWN project, presented "how we can reclaim lost energy in water networks" on Wednesday at 12:30.

SEREA 2019 - Lisboa

Event Date: 
Monday 15 July 2019 to Wednesday 17 July 2019

Professor Helena Ramos of IST-Lisboa presented our latest research into PAT technology at SEREA2019 .

The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) held the XVI SEREA - Ibero-American Seminar on Supply and Drainage Systems from July 15 to 17, 2019 in Lisbon.

The main objective of the Seminar was to foster the sharing of knowledge and experience among the Ibero-American community of specialists and management professionals working in the field of supply and drainage systems with a view to improving the efficiency, performance and safety of the systems.

The seminar program included lectures and technical sessions on supply and drainage systems focusing on today's major challenges, such as adaptation to climate change, water and energy efficiency, information management and safety.

Open Day at our Demonstration Site in Andalucia

Event Date: 
Wednesday 29 May 2019

In May 2019 REDAWN organised an open day and site visit to our demonstration site in Andalucia to see our innovative micro-hydro technology in action in Irrigation networks

Partners joined us for our open day and visit our REDAWN project pilot plant, which pioneers the recovery of valuable energy lost in irrigation water networks.   Which gave the opportunity to meet with members of the project team and discuss the project.  

This event demonstrated technology that recovers part of the energy lost in irrigation networks through the use of hydraulic microturbines (PAT) that take advantage of the excess pressure in the network to generate energy, allowing us to save resources and improve the sustainability of the water and irrigation sector.

The highly sucessful day included a visit to the facilities of Nueces de Calonge to meet this important company that has opted for the technical challenges and the expected benefits of the project. To end the day, over lunch we meet our Spanish partners, FERAGUA, FAEN and the University of Córdoba and discussed the project in more detail.

This event highlighted work from the REDAWN research project (  REDAWN aims to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through the installation of innovative micro-hydropower technology. This technology will recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across irrigation, public water supply, process industry, and waste-water network settings.

This project, brings together 15 partners from 5 countries on the Atlantic coast, has a budget of 2.9 million Euros and is financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area program through the European Regional Development Fund.


Event Date: 
Thursday 23 May 2019 to Saturday 25 May 2019

REDAWN exhibited at EUROPUMP2019, the international conference for European pump manufacturers.

International Conference on Green Construction

Event Date: 
Monday 8 April 2019 to Tuesday 9 April 2019

Our partners at Trinity College Dublin gave a presentation for the International Conference on Green Construction, held in Cordoba, Seville. 

Miguel Crespo Cachon detailed the design and viability study which was completed for our demonstration site piloting MHP technology in irrigation networks. 

WWT Water Northern Ireland

Event Date: 
Thursday 21 February 2019

REDAWN showed off their latest work at the only event in Northern Ireland tackling the challenges in the water sector with all major stakeholders. 

The Northern Ireland water sector is facing ever-greater pressures, including economic restraints and uncertainty, to unprecedented demand for growth in the water network. Compounded with both Brexit and PC21 approaching, it is crucial that leaders from across the sector work collaboratively to drive efficiency and embrace this disruptive change. - James Brockett, Editor, Water & Wastewater Treatment (WWT)

20th Annual Carrefour L'Eau

Event Date: 
Wednesday 30 January 2019 to Thursday 31 January 2019

REDAWN exhibited our latest work at the Carrefour L'Eau in the 20th year of this major event which brought together professionals from across the community water management sector in France.  


Conference: Micro hydraulic power: sustainable solutions in urban areas

Event Date: 
Thursday 15 November 2018

REDAWN partners FAEN took part in a session at this conference focused on the possibilities of harnessing hydraulic power in urban areas for the general public.

The conference was organised by Botánico of Gijón in the framework of “Science Week”, whose main aim is to make Science and Technology more attractive to the General Public.

During the session FAEN presented the REDAWN project, objectives and actions, and explained the technology of PATs. At the end of the speeches there was a very active debate where people showed a great interest for PATs and they proposed some applications.

Speakers included Mr. Jose Luis Suarez Sierra, PhD. Professor in Civil Work Department in University of Oviedo and CEO Grupo Tactica; Mr. Vidal Gago CEO of the Municipal Water Company of Gijón and Mr. Indalecio González Fernández, Head of the Renewable Energies Department of FAEN.

Find out more about the projects covered in the day: 

Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area

Event Date: 
Monday 22 October 2018

Interreg Atlantic Area Programme annual event “Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area”, took place on 22 October 2018 at Auditorio Mar de Vigo.

The main focus of this event was the contribution of the Atlantic Area programme to innovation within the maritime economy, whether through its linkage with the Atlantic Strategy or by sharing the views, experiences and good practices of experienced speakers on this matter. It was an opportunity to share know-how and expertise in the area of blue innovation, gathering relevant stakeholders in the field of regional and maritime policy in the Atlantic Area to inspire and connect participants.

REDAWN exhibitited at this event which aimed to show and promote some of the supported projects that contribute to blue growth and innovation in the Atlantic Area.

Partner visit to HELab facility, Naples

Event Date: 
Thursday 11 October 2018

All partners from the REDAWN project visited the HeLab Facility at University of Naples Federico II autumn 2018.

The Hydro Energy Laboratory (HELab) is a unique third party laboratory for hydro-mechanical group qualification test, included in the new standard EN16480, according to directives 2005/32/EC and 2009/125/EC. The lab is provided with three test rig for pumps of different size, motor and groups. An automatic control system allow fast measurements of all, hydraulic, mechanical and electric parameters. HELab competencies refer to electro-pump effociency, energy production, fluid mechanics, prototipation and tecnology transfer.

The laboratory is managed by Professor Armando Carravetta, one of our REDAWN partners.