WATEF conference 2018

Event Date: 
Wednesday 5 September 2018 to Friday 7 September 2018

REDAWN featured in special sessions at the Water Efficiency Network's conference; the Future of Water in Europe: Local, regional and global best practice.  This took place in Aveiro, Portugal from 5-7 September.

Watch the industry session on MHP technology (Recorded live and translated in Portuguese and English)

International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

Event Date: 
Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018


Partners from the REDAWN project took part with promoters of small hydropower stations to discuss innovations from the latest work on harvesting clean energy from water networks.

The conference was organised by Fundación Asturiana de la Energía (FAEN) at the University of Mieres, in the framework of the International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment.

During the session REDAWN partners showed the potential and possibilities of installing micro hydropower plants in water networks and promoters presented their experiences in real projects, indicating barriers, explaining benefits and telling stories.

Speakers were Mr. Daniel Álvarez Díaz. Researcher in Research Centre Prodintec; Jose Luis Suarez Sierra, PhD. Professor in Civil Work Department in University of Oviedo and CEO Grupo Tactica; and the partners of the REDAWN project Mrs. Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos Professor in Technical University of Lisbon and Jorge García Morillo. Professor in Hydraulic Engineering Department – University of Cordoba. The chairman of the session was Mr. Indalecio González Fernández, Head of the Renewable Energies Department of FAEN

Find out more about the projects which were covered:

EWaS3 International Conference

Event Date: 
Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018

Dr Armando Carravetta of the University of Napoli presented his work on the project; developing design guidelines for the installation of Pump-as-Turbines (PAT) in water networks as well as development of design supporting tools to optimise energy recovery.

Our partners from Trinity College Dublin also presented at the conference on real-world case studies of the technology in Southern Spain.

REDAWN at 5° IAHR Europe Congress

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 June 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018

The 5° IAHR Europe Congress brought together the hydraulic community in Trento, Italy to discuss new challanges in hydraulic and engineering. REDAWN presented at the congress with a stand. In addition, the REDAWN project was discussed in the masterclass 'New challenges in water supply network' with Masters Armando Carravetta and Helena M. Ramos.

Web Conference

Event Date: 
Thursday 12 April 2018

Thank you to all those who joined the webinar on 12 April, which was very kindly hosted by Ideal Connaissances.  We really appreciated the interest shown in running a case study of our technology in the French context.

Innovation Village

Event Date: 
Thursday 5 April 2018 to Saturday 7 April 2018

Our partners from the University of Napoli introduced the REDAWN project at the Innovation Village 2018 event in Italy.

The project fitted perfectly with the theme of the meeting; the Circular Economy, and in the sub-theme of "Design for Sustainable Development". Using a multimedia presentation, including a couple of sectioned pumps, the principle of functioning of a Pump-as-Turbine (PAT) was illustrated to the audience.

Environ2018 conference

Event Date: 
Monday 26 March 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018

Environ is the longest running and largest forum for environmental researchers in Ireland with over 275 delegates attending the event annually. The 2018 colloquium theme was "Arriving at a Sustainable Future".  REDAWN partners presented two posters at the conference.

REDAWN Launch Event

Event Date: 
Friday 2 March 2018