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Aveiro, Portugal by Frank Miller @ flickr.com (reproduced under Creative Commons license)
Early bird registration has been extended to 9 April 2018, but you only have two weeks left to register and save 10% on the full rate. WATEF members receive a discount of £60 from the full price.
The abstract deadline has passed but full papers can be submitted until 9 April 2018 here.
Thank you to all those who have made submissions so far, but if you haven't already submitted a paper please make sure you get yours in soon.
Read the latest post from Cath Hassell on how the current situation in Cape Town came about, and what lessons can other cities learn from this emerging crisis.
The Water Reuse and Surface water management committee are planning an event on Urban Water this year. The event will take place with local and regional authorities and in collaboration with planners and property developers.
Also, the Service Innovation Committee will premiere their multimedia outputs from the 'Digital Story of the Retal Separation in the Water Sector' event, at the forthcoming Water Efficiency Conference hosted by ANQIP, Portugal. Please join the committee for other activities and special sessions at the conference.
The People and Communities committee continue to promote water efficiency through the monthly blogs, edited by Cath Hassell. The committee chair will be presenting the main impact of this activity at the forthcoming Water Efficiency Conference too.
We will be launching our new Water-Energy Nexus committee at the Water Efficiency conference in Aviero, Portugal. With a special industry session exploring water and energy efficiency at the water network/infrastructure scale.
Visit: https://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/67 for more information about the technical committees and how to join.
The WATEF network is six this year. We want to understand more about our members, what you value about the network and where you would like us to focus our efforts in the future.
Please help us by completing this short survey. We will feedback the results for our members in the summer.
WATEF members were invited to the launch of the REDAWN project at the offices of SMPGA in Saint-Pair sur Mer, Normandy to celebrate the start of their innovative project to investigate the possibilities of micro-hydro power technology.
REDAWN is a new 3-year European project funded by the Atlantic Area. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through the installation of innovative micro-hydropower (MHP) technology. This technology has the potential to recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across irrigation, public water supply, the process industry and wastewater network settings.
Over 100 people from across the Atlantic Area water industry attended the event in person, with a further 140 following the event as it was live streamed by webinar.
Senator Jean Bizet, member of the French Senate for la Manche region, welcomed the project, as an example of how the EU can work together collectively to keep water innovation at the heart of policy.
Find out more:
View the film of the launch event, learn more by visiting the REDAWN.eu website, or sign up now to join the project mailing list.
Please note that all these events are free and open to all. For more information visit the WIRC website.
19 April 2018:
Water and Sediment: A Cascade across Scales by Professor Alistair Borthwick
26 April 2018: Inaugural lecture: 'The invaluable value of water' by Professor Jan Hofman
17 May 2018:
WIRC colloquium by Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader at Arup
Mrs Eleanor Eaton (Network Coordinator)
Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)