The Centre of Sustainable Technologies based at the University of Ulster is an inter-disciplinary research centre, challenging many aspects of sustainability associated with the built environment. Their remit is to undertake ground-breaking activities in a range of areas including architecture, building energy efficiency, clean combustion, construction, highways engineering, sustainability, renewable energy and river hydraulics. Recognising that these areas are of the utmost importance to a rapidly changing built environment reacting to climate change, they cite that their dominant research activity in terms of income and activity is energy.
The centre is hosting an event addressing the Water-Energy Nexus, looking at the challenges faced by the inextricable connection between water requirements and energy resources. Taking place at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, the half day event has input from a range of leading experts in the field.
WATER- ENERGY NEXUS WORKSHOP – AGENDA
7th September 2016
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Jordanstown Campus
Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB
9.45 Arrival and coffee
10.00 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction
Dr Trevor Hyde, Reader, Centre for Sustainable Technologies
Ms Jane Wall, Project Development Manager, Dublin City University
10: 30-11.30 Reducing the energy demand of water utilities
Dr Caterina Brandoni, Lecturer in Energy, Centre for Sustainable Technologies
Dr Lorna Fitzsimons, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University
Mr Ian Bingham, Energy Manager, Northern Ireland Water
11.30-11.40 Coffee Break
11.40-12.20 Water and energy in the city of the future
Dr Vanessa Speight, Research Fellow in Integrated Water Systems, Sheffield University
Mr Leonardo Piccinetti, Director REDINN
12.20-13.00 Technology innovation in the water and energy field
Prof Tony Byrne, Prof of Photocatalysis, Ulster University
Dr Patrick Dunlop, Lecturer in Engineering Materials, Ulster University
The workshop will be chaired by Mr Dominic McLarnon, Horizon 2020 Northern Ireland Contact Point for Energy.
Please register your interest by email to Dr Caterina Brandoni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This workshop is funded by Dublin City University and Ulster University through the joint programme “Dublin City University-Ulster University Joint Research Workshops”.