How can we develop long term – low carbon solutions, to address water-stress in the mediterranean regions? How can we move towards a sustainable circular future?
HYDROUSA 2021 webinar series are designed by a community of water allies to introduce the mission towards a viable scenario of a circular economy.
We address the challenges of water supply, wastewater and biodiversity loss – by extracting water from unconventional sources utilising state-of-the-art and nature based technological innovations.
The deep dive webinars brought together the project’s partners, academics, engineers and interested stakeholders from the local community of the destinations.
The webinars included an introduction to the project’s mission, a discussion on the water challenges faced on each destination and the explanation of the innovative applications by the professionals in charge of the distinct technologies.
The 1st webinar revolved around HYDROUSA applications of the island of Mykonos, where a residential rainwater harvesting [HYDRO 4] & a subsurface rainwater harvesting system [HYDRO 3] are installed.
Representatives from National Technical University of Athens and Impact Hub Athens coordinated the discussion while Antonis Eleftheriou from Mykonos Delaros [HYDRO 4] & Yannis Vassilakos, senior engineer of HYDRO 3 introduced us to the applications & the particularities of the area as well as the key problems tackled.
The second webinar revolved around HYDROUSA applications on the island of Tinos, where two distinct applications are implemented: 2 low cost desalination systems in the area of Ag. Fokas adhering to the values of evaporation & condensation, mimicking the natural processes of the Mangrove tree for the harvesting of a tropical Greenhouse and the production of edible salt [HYDRO 5] & a combination of circular applications closing water loops in an eco-tourist unit [HYDRO 6].
The agenda included an introduction to the island by Tasos Vidalis from the Municipality of Tinos deep dive sessions with Alessandro Bianciardi from PLANET company and Tiziana Centofanti from alchemia nova introduced us to the biomimetic technologies of HYDRO 5 and Nikos Bedau, founder of Tinos Eco-lodge strolled us digitally around the eco-tourist self-sufficient unit, presenting a combination of circular applications including rainwater catchment & water storage & production systems, greenhouses and production of organic crops.
The webinars’ agenda involved an informative quiz on each island’s environmental condition, space for discussion and questions and a teaser for the project’s next steps and potential transferability cases.
HYDROUSA team will carry on with more webinars with more specific topics & specialized content to cover all aspects of our circular project!
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