Dr. Katrin Dreyer-Gibney, a Research Fellow from the Trinity Business School, attended the 26th IPDM Conference , in the University of Leicester, UK.Read More
The European International Conference on Transforming Urban Systems (EICTUS) took place from June 26th to June 28th in Strasbourg. The conference brought together a multi-disciplinary field of researchers, and focused on topics ranging from Urban Water Management, over Air Pollution to new Mobility systems. Jan presented his work on a methodology to include Spatial and Temporal aspects into feasibility studies for heat recovery from the effluent of wastewater treatment plants. His presentation, entitled ‘Spatial and temporal variations in the performance of indirect drain water heat recovery systems in wastewater treatment plants’ was part of the Urban Water session of the conference.
The study was performed in collaboration with the Institute of sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), where Jan stayed for 3 months as a visiting researcher. A more detailed description of the methodology, and an application on a case study was submitted for publication under the title: ‘Spatial and temporal considerations in the performance of wastewater heat recovery systems’.
Have you ever had a pint of beer brewed from recycled water? “Reuse Brew” – a beer made from purified and treated wastewater.Read More
In the past month our PhD researcher, Richard, has attended the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics 2019 General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, as well as the 2019 International Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference in Vienna, Austria.Read More
We are delighted to announce that the our micro-hydropower generation plant at Blackstairs GWS site is successfully tested and now operational. Currently, it is able to generate 3 kW of power and is expected to produce up to 4 kW after some fine tuning.
The official opening of the demonstration site is planned for the 2nd of May (Thursday).
We are delighted to announce that our micro-hydropower energy recovery demonstration site Blackstrairs GWS will hold an official opening on the 2nd May 10-2pm. The opening event of the site will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with our partners Blackstairs Group Water Scheme, EPS, the National Federation of Group Water Schemes, and Bangor University.
For more information please click here.
Four days of water topics hopping around the globe: Nathan and Isabel attended the 2019 IWA Efficient conference in Manila, Philippines, end of January.
Stuart White, Chair of the IWA Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist Group, opened the conference, highlighting the importance of safe water supply for a global sustainable development: If we can’t achieve the UN development goal on water, we can’t reach the others sustainable development goals either.
The topics of the talks were as diverse as the conference’ participants. There was a speaker from India calling for a regulatory authority for water utilities in his home country; a water professional from the Philippines presenting the design for a waste water treatment plant with minimum spatial requirements for a densely populated city like Manila; and a speaker from the US introducing a technical assistance program for water loss applied in California, to name just a few. Nathan’s and Isabel’s presentations were included in the session “Case studies from around the world”. Nathan discussed his recent work on how analyse the performance of water companies and the determinants of efficiency more accurately, whilst Isabel presented her estimate of GHG emissions through water use by companies in the manufacturing sector in the UK.
A special Filipino touch was added to the event by several dance shows with colourful costumes, plenty of exotic fruits with all meals and a gala dinner where even the Filipino conference president didn’t hesitate to go on stage and accompany the band.
Isabel: “There is no better way of getting to know the facets of challenges within the water sector around the world than attending an international conference. Water supply is a big issue for the majority of the world’s population and we often forget how lucky we are having drinking water 24/7.”
Nathan: “Seeing passion and perspectives on water issues from people all over the globe was the ultimate boost to let me know I am researching in a meaningful area. With connections made here, I am positive future meaningful research will be conducted.”
Progress with the construction of the Dŵr Uisce Welsh hydro demo siteRead More
Our visit to #cullyautomation and the promising work of Nilki Weerawardana reduce water leakage using new algorithms!Read More
Updates from the construction site of the Irish Dwr Uisce hydro demo site.Read More