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REDAWN & Beyond - Final Project Event 

The event presented the key results and successes from the research stakeholders, including those from the water, wastewater and irrigation industries, policy makers and regulators, supply chain, process and product manufacturers, customers, academia and other related groups. The objectives of the event were to engage stakeholders with a range of interactive activities, highlight available sources of information on the innovative topic areas and to connect and inform delegates through networking opportunities, video, virtual tours and breakout sessions.

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(1) MAIN ROOM SESSION 1 - Recording includes:

  • REDAWN project film launch, Welcome & Introduction to REDAWN. 
  • Andrew Muir MLA. Alliance Party Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Down - Finance and Infrastructure Spokesperson – Opening and Welcome.
  • REDAWN Infographics summarising project outputs.
  • Keynote conversation: REDAWN and Beyond 1 (The state of the art and beyond) Chaired by: Armando Carravetta, University of Naples, Federico II.



(2) INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 - Recording includes: 

Energy Recovery Resource Assessment - Aonghus McNabola, Aida Merida Garcia.


(3) INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 - Recording includes: 

Economic and Policy Impacts - Dawn Murphy, Action Renewables, Indalecio González Fernández, Fundación Asturiana de la Energía and Paul Coughlan, Trinity College Dublin.


(4) INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 - Recording includes: 

Design Guidance and Support Tools - Armando Carravetta and Oreste Fecarotta, University of Naples, Federico II.


(5) INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: MHP labs, Demonstration sites, (virtual tours) - Recording includes: 

Spanish demonstration plant - Indalecio González/Maria Jesús Rodriguez, FAEN.  Jorge García/Juan Antonio Rodríguez. University of Cordoba. Francisco Carrasco/Pedro Parias. Feragua. Borja Murube. Almaco del Guadalquivir. Cortijo Calonge.


(6) INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: MHP labs, Demonstration sites, (virtual tours) - Recording includes: 

Portuguese demonstration plant - Helena Ramos, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).


(7) MAIN ROOM SESSION 2 - Recording includes:

  • Keynote conversation: REDAWN and Beyond 2: (Challenges to adoption and capitalisation).  Chaired by: Aonghus Mc Nabola, Trinity College Dublin
  • Address by Ismael Morán-García, Chief Executive of the Joint Secretariat & Deputy Director, EU Interreg Atlantic Area.
  • Discussion, Q & A Chaired by: Helena Ramos, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
  • Round up and Close: Terry Waugh, Lead REDAWN Partner and CEO of Action Renewables.    


REDAWN Final Project Summary Film

A short film showcasing findings from our REDAWN project on micro-hydro technology in water distribution networks (also available on our YouTube Channel in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish).


REDAWN Final Project Infographic 

A brief infographic summarising the REDAWN workpages and the project findings providing a quick guide to our project  (also available on our YouTube Channel in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish).


Irrigation in Andalucia

Drone footage at our Spanish pilot site in Andalucia.  The pilot micro hydro power plant uses existing excess pressure existing in an irrigation system to recover energy and transform it into clean electricity to be used by the farm.  Replacing a diesel generator, it will reduce harmful emissions and help the farm improve their environmental sustainability.  Click here to read more and explore the 360° images.



Drinking Water Networks in France

Drone footage at SMPGA's drinking water facility, located at St Pair sur Mer in Normandy. The MHP unit is located where raw water enters a drinking water production plant, harvesting energy in the existing network and redistributing it for use in the plant. The turbine was installed in 2019 and is now operational, generating nearly 7 kW/h of hydropower that re-supplies the plant to reduce its energy consumption. In addition to the inverse pump installation, SMPGA also developed a micro-turbine, which generates energy which can be used by local people via two USB connections at a bench nearby. Click here to read more and explore the 360° image. 


Using Hydropower to Supply a Family Home in Portugal

Drone footage of an adapted pico Pelton turbine that uses a Tungsten mine reservoir to produce hydropower in Hidrica do Seixoso - Portugal: A joint project developed by IST and IG energy with the support of REDAWN.  This installation is already generating sustainable energy as an alternative to grid energy.  Click here to read more about the pilot site. 


Autumn webinar series: Unlocking the Water-Energy Nexus

REDAWN webinar 1: Saving energy 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.


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

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.


REDAWN webinar 3: Energy recovery potential, economic social and environmental impacts

Our third event demonstrated the substantial potential for micro-hydropower (MHP) in the EU Atlantic Area water industry to generate clean energy and contribute to improving the sustainability of the EU’s water sector. Using a series of case studies in water distribution and irrigation networks, the significant economic and environmental benefits of MHP use was explored.


Our French Demonstration Site - a survey

Produced by our partners SMPGA, this film showcases our pilot micro-hydro site testing new technology to recover energy in a drinking water plant in France.

(In original French, subtitles in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese).


Energy Booster

Our research team at UNINA, Naples, have been developing energy booster technology to eliminate the cost of accessing and maintaining hydropower plant technology.  This short film shows the latest equipment being mounted in the Hydro Energy Lab at UNINA.


Dia de Energy / Energy Day

A film from the 2019 launch of our Spanish demonstration site, describing the potential for this site and its importance for the irrigation sector.

(Recorded in Spanish and English with subtitles)

(Spanish and English with Spanish subtitles)

(Spanish with subtitles in French, Portuguese and English)

WatefCon18: Session on Micro Hydropower

This session from 2018's Water Efficency conference in Portugal features presentations from industry specialists and academics on micro hydropower

(Recorded live and translated in Portuguese and English)

English version

Portuguese version

REDAWN Project Launch Event

In early 2018 we launched the REDAWN project at SMPGA's offices in Granville, France.
Watch the launch presentations, recorded live and translated into French and English.

English version

French version


A very short infographic about the project as a quick guide to our work
(in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)


What makes REDAWN unique?

At the outset of the project, our partners take a moment to explore what makes the REDAWN project so important.
(Subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)


REDAWN Project Overview

Hear from project leads and representatives from the French water industry at the launch of the REDAWN project in Granville, France in early 2018
(Subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)


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