CTA has organised today an online event associated with the European Green Week on the opportunities of the water-energy nexus to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal.
More than 35 attendees from different parts of Europe and 5 speakers attended the event, framed in the dissemination activities being carried out by the European project EERES4WATER. CTA leads this project, which is funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme, and in which 10 other partners from 5 European countries participate, with the aim of promoting resource efficiency in the water-energy nexus.
The CTA communication officer Marisol Castro was in charge of moderating the session and presenting the project. Also participating were José González, CTA consultant; Reza Ahmadian, researcher at Cardiff University; Juan Antonio de la Fuente, project technician at the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC); Francesco Fatone, researcher at the Universita Politectica Delle Marche; and Luis Fialho, researcher at the University of Évora.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness and discuss the role of the water-energy nexus in contributing to the sustainability of the European Union (EU) and the objectives set by the Green Deal. To this end, different European and transnational initiatives that contribute to the development and technological progress of the water-energy nexus were presented.
For more than 3 years, the project partners have been working on a package of technologies to make water management and energy-related processes more efficient. Wave-driven electricity generation, wastewater decontamination and desalination systems powered by renewable energy and pump used as a turbine are some of these technologies.
In addition, EERES4WATER has studied the open innovation ecosystem of each of the Atlantic regions participating in the project to promote public-private collaboration. The project will contribute to defining strategies and policies to optimise the energy management of the water cycle.
About European Green Week
This webinar is a partner event of the European Green Week, which runs from 30 May to 5 June 2022. European Green Week is an annual opportunity to discuss European environmental policy with decision-makers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond.
This year’s edition focused on the European Green Deal, the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050