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ENERGY & WATER – RES, water recycling & desalination hybrid systems

25 November 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:30

ENERGY & WATER  – RES, water recycling & desalination hybrid systems.

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Climate change and consequent water scarcity clearly foster the necessity of finding eco-friendly solutions in order to guarantee an adequate high-quality freshwater supply to island inhabitants. In this context, seawater desalination, coupled with renewables energy systems, is in most cases the answer.

Hence, this workshop will give an overview on feasible technical solutions and best practices, which ensure water availability at competitive costs, along with research of interesting funding opportunities. It will also debate on the opportunities and challenging for the implementation of project on islands. 


Draft Agenda

  • 16.00            Introduction                                                                

Gianni Chianetta – Director,  Greening the Islands


  • 16.05            Setting the scene                                                                

Shannon McCarthy – Secretary General, IDA

Dave Rennè* – Coordinator Technical Committee, Global Solar Council


  • 16.20            Presentations

Carlos Cosin Fernandez CEO, Almar Solutions – President, IDA – Global overview

Shawn Meyer-Steele –  President Caribbean Desalination Association & Director IDA

Emilio Gabbrielli – Senior Water Specialist GTI; Member of Honorary Council of IDA

Manuel Sapiano – CEO at The Energy & Water Agency Ministry for Energy and Water Management

Dario Traverso – CEO, Genius Watter


  • 17.00            Round table with the speakers






25 November 2020
16:00 - 17:30
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Greening the Islands