REDAWN webinar 2: Micro hydropower in water networks – technical, institutional, policy case studies

Event Date: 
Wednesday 29 July 2020

Join us for a lively discussion in the second of two free webinars exploring the potential for energy recovery in water networks. 

Our second event will use existing case studies and demonstration plants to review the potential benefits of recovering energy in water networks and the social, institutional, and political challenges to implementing this in the EU.

The session will be led by Dr Aonghus McNabola (Trinity College Dublin) 


  • Energy recovery in drinking water networks – learnings from our French demonstration site (Yves Cabaret, SMPGA)
  • Case studies – barriers and opportunities in the institutional, policy, and social context in the EU (Dawn Murphy, Action Renewables)

This event will be hosted by Zoom - no download required.  After you have registered you will be sent a link to join the event.

Live translation will be available for our international audience: Languages include English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Can’t attend the live event?
Register now and we will send you a link to the live recording

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REDAWN webinar 1: Saving energy in water networks

Event Date: 
Wednesday 22 July 2020

Join us for a lively discussion in the first of two free webinars exploring the potential for energy recovery in water networks. 

Our first event focuses on the state of the art in water networks and highlights the energy saving potential in such systems. We will also cover the concepts and applications of the latest technology in Pump-as-Turbines (PATs) and briefly present a database tool for selecting PATs.

The session will be led by Dr Kemi Adeyeye (WATEF network, University of Bath):


  • Opportunities for energy recovery with the latest PAT technology (Prof Armando Carravetta, UNINA)
  • Energy recovery potential in on-demand irrigation networks (Miguel Crespo Chacon, Trinity College Dublin)

The sessions will be translated for our international audience.

Not able to attend the live event? Register now and we will send you a link to the recording.

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Carrefour L'Eau 2020

Event Date: 
Wednesday 29 January 2020 to Thursday 30 January 2020

REDAWN will be presenting the latest from our project at the 21st Carrefour L'Eau meeting, along with our partners from SMPGA.

Come and say hello to the team at stand 549, hall 3 and find out more about our latest pilot plant which is generating clean energy from French water networks.

We'll also be presenting our work at the following times:

Challenge innovation (4’ video presentation) 29/01, 15h-16h30

Presentation SMPGA/REDAWN: 30/01, 10h-10h30

Result of the Challenge: 30/01, 12h-12h30

Partner meeting in Cordoba, Spain

Event Date: 
Wednesday 9 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019

Our October partner meeting takes us to Cordoba, to visit the demonstration pilot site based on the Almaco del Guadalquivir farm which produces walnuts and pecans, near the village of Calonge.  We are looking forward to hearing about early results from our pilot site here, as well as updates from our other two demonstration sites in Portugal and France, which should be coming online shortly.

Portugal National Day of Water 2019 - Conference on renewable energy

Event Date: 
Monday 7 October 2019

To celebrate the National Day of Water in Portugal, APREN and IST-Lisboa will be holding a conference featuring several speakers on the theme of renewable energy and water.  This will feature REDAWN project contributor Professor Helena Ramos of IST-Lisboa, who will be talking on "Water-based micro-hydro and pumped storage hybrid solutions".

The celebration of this date aims to promote reflection on the importance of our water resources, as well as their management at national level, as part of a climate change scenario and an energy transition that is intended to be effective and consequent.

Future Resource Expo, 11&12 September, Birmingham

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

We will be exhibiting 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, will be speaking on "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 is 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 - now booking

Event Date: 
Wednesday 29 May 2019

Visit our demonstration site in Andalucia for this free event to see our innovative micro-hydro technology in action in Irrigation networks

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

This event demonstrates 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 day will include 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 you can meet our Spanish partners, FERAGUA, FAEN and the University of Córdoba and discuss the project in more detail.

Register now for your free place at this event as numbers are limited.

This event will be highlighting 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, which 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.

For more information please follow this link to our Eventbrite page or call our hosts FERAGUA on (+34) 954 56 25 20.



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

We will be exhibiting on REDAWN 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 today 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.