WATEF Network Newsletter: May 2018

WATEFCon 2018: the Future of Water in Europe

Delegates at this September's conference in Aveiro will have the chance to take part in two special sessions devoted to the water industry, with representatives from the sector in England and Portugal.  Day two of the conference will see a special session on the REDAWN project, where partners will discuss the latest innovations in micro-hydro power generation from water networks and hear results from the case studies around Europe.
Find out more about the conference and register here.

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May Blog: How to help solve the water scarcity trilemma

You have probably heard about the energy trilemma. Well, the water sector is facing its own trilemma: it needs to allocate increasingly scarce resources of water among citizens, the economy and the environment if it is to avoid a damaging conflict between them.

Read our latest blog post from Martin Shouler of ARUP on their work, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, to develop a City Water Resilience Framework to help cities and their catchments to better withstand shocks and stresses.

Member survey:  Don't hold back - We want to hear from you!

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. 

Your feedback is really valuable to us, so please give us your views via this short survey.  We will give an update on the results  in the summer.

REDAWN - Reducing Energy Dependency in Atlantic area Water Networks

Our partner project, REDAWN, will be represented at two European conferences this June:

EWaS International Conference: Insights on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Lefkada Island, Greece, 27 to 30 June 2018.

The 3rd EWaS International Conference is organized by the University of Thessaly, Civil Engineering Department. The conference is aiming to bring together scientists dealing with challenges encountered throughout the entire water cycle.

Experts from the University of Naples and Trinity College Dublin will be featuring their work developing design guidance on the installation of pump-as-turbine (PAT) technology in water networks and results from real-world case studies in Southern Spain.
5th IAHR Europe Congress; New Challenges in Hydraulic Research and Engineering, Trento, Italy, 12 to 14 June 2018.

The 5th IAHR Europe Congress will bring together the hydraulic community in Trento, Italy to discuss new challanges in hydraulic and engineering. REDAWN will be present at the congress with a stand. In addition, the REDAWN project will be discussed in the masterclass 'New challenges in water supply network' with experts Armando Carravetta and Helena M. Ramos.
Find out more about REDAWN

Other news and events


  Highlights from our Twitter feed:

News From WIRC/ Upcoming Events at University of Bath

17 May 2018:         

Green and Blue Cities:
WIRC colloquium by Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader at Arup

Please note that all these events are free and open to all.  For more information visit the WIRC website.

Please read our May blog and use #WATEFBLOG when sending your Tweets - thank you! 
We would love to hear your watery tales so if you wish to become a WATEF blogger please let us know
Lastly please don't forget to follow us on Twitter @WatefNetwork or join REDAWN on Twitter @REDAWNAA.

Mrs Eleanor Eaton (Network Coordinator)
Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)