4 kW turbine assembled for the first Dwr Uisce hydro Demo Site

The 4 kW turbine designed for the Ty Mawr Wybrnant Demo Site in Northern Wales has been assembled in the facilities of Trinity College Dublin and is ready to be dispatched. It is the core of the soon-to-be-built powerhouse, and will provide the local historical farmhouse managed by National Trust with 19,000 kWh of clean electricity per year.

More info on the Demo Site can be found here.

 Picture of the assembled turbine ready for transport.

Picture of the assembled turbine ready for transport.

 Rendering of the powerhouse.

Rendering of the powerhouse.

Water-Energy and Innovation News - a word from editor Ana Kumlien

So many thrilling things are happening!

1. Water and Energy Innovation #Dwruisce 2018 Conference

Our Water-Energy Innovation Dwr Uisce conference is booked up. But we are still releasing tickets for the waiting list on an daily basis. Book your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2nd-annual-dwr-uisce-waterenergy-innovation-dwruisce2018-tickets-45514940412


The Summer Newsletter is out with loads of news including: our work with the National Federation of Group Water Schemes in Ireland, the demonstrations sites with the National Trust in Wales and Blackstairs Group Water Scheme. We also have ready for you the programme of our annual conference and a hot list of water & energy events you can attend in Ireland and abroad up to Christmas. 

3. New video!

We have a new video showing highlights of one event we ran this year during the Trinity Week. If you are interested to learn a bit more what we do on a daily basis, have a look at this link.


Thanks for passing by and we can't wait to share the next news with you!

Our conference programme is ready for you: #dwruisce2018

Our conference programme is now ready for you. More than 30 companies and 90 attendees are expected to attend.  Some of the networks attending include: the National Federation of Group Water Schemes, EPS, BlueTech Research, RPS, Engineers Ireland, DCU, UCD, National Trust Wales, EIP Water, Bangor University and much more. The 2nd Dwr Uisce Annual Conference is tailored to hook up companies, legislators and industries with cutting-edge engineer and environmental research, to grow local economies and improve long-term sustainability of water supplies. Some details of the event are shown below: • Topic: Water-Energy Innovation • When: Tuesday, 23rd October from 9am to 3pm. •

Target audience: Industry/HEI/Regulators/Local Authorities interested in water and energy savings.

• Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2nd-annual-dwr-uisce-water-energy-conference-tickets-45514940412

• Venue: Trinity College Dublin, tea/coffee and lunch will be provided.

Registration is free however numbers are limited.

• 2-min pitches: Companies and researchers involved in the areas of water and energy savings, are invited to express interest in pitching their work/product during the event.

• Twitter & LinkedIn updates:

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2nd Annual Dŵr Uisce

Water–Energy Innovation

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute TBSI,  2nd Floor, The Exchange Room Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Innovation Opportunities (Chair: Prysor Williams) 

09.30 – 09.40  Aonghus McNabola, Trinity College Dublin. Dŵr Uisce 'Distributing our Water Resources: Utilising Integrated, Smart and low-Carbon Energy'.

09.40 – 10.10   Paul O’Callaghan, Bluetech Research. (Private Sector).

10.10 – 10.30    Mike Pedley. Welsh Water.  (Private Sector).

10.30 – 10.40   Innovation OpportunitiesQ&A

10.40 – 11.30  2-min Water, Energy and Innovation: Intersectoral pitches.

 11.30 – 12.00 Coffee & networking

Innovation in Practice (Chair: Aonghus McNabola)

12.00 – 12.15 Triona Collins, Water Services, Tipperary County Council. (Communities Sector).

12.15– 12.30 John Durkan, ABP Food Group. (Food Sector).

12.30 – 12.45 Benny McDonagh, EPS Group. (Energy and Water Treatment Supply Sectors).

12:45 – 13:05 Keith Jones, National Trust Wales. (NGO, Environmental, Conservation Sector).

13:05 –13:15 Innovation and Practice Q&A

13:15 – 14.10 Lunch & networking

Demonstrating  Learning  (Chair: Paul  Coughlan)

14.10 – 14.30 Dŵr Uisce Hydropower Demonstration sites. Irene Fernandez & Daniele Novara (Trinity College Dublin). Blackstairs Group Water Scheme, Ireland & Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, National Trust, Wales.

14.30 – 14:50 Dŵr Uisce Heat Recovery Demonstration sites. Isabel Schestak & Jan Spriet (Bangor University & Trinity College Dublin). Penrhyn Castle, National Trust, Wales.

14.50 –15:10 Demonstrating Cluster Growth. Ana de Almeida Kumlien (Trinity College Dublin). Demonstrating learning in action in a water and energy smart specialisation cluster.

15.10 – 15:20 Demonstrating  Learning  Q&A

15.20 – 15.30 Aonghus McNabola, Dŵr Uisce project, Trinity College Dublin. Closing remarks & call for action.