Greening the Islands Foundation

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February 29, 2024

Registration is Open for the Second Annual Local2030 Islands Network In-person Communities of Practice Meeting

Date: April 23-25, 2024 Description: The Local2030 Islands Network (L2030IN) warmly invites you to participate in the upcoming in-person meeting of the L2030IN Communities of Practice (CoP) on “Data for Climate Resilience” CoP and “Sustainable and Regenerative Tourism” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i from April 23-25, 2024.  These global communities bring together …

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AWEC 2024 Will Bring Together Research, Development and Industry

The Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC) celebrates its 10th edition this year in Madrid, Spain. The “Universidad Carlos III” has the pleasure of hosting AWEC 2024 following Chico, Stanford, Leuven, Hampton, Berlin, Delft, Freiburg, Glasgow and Milan. Gonzalo Sánchez Arriaga, Associate Professor at UC3M points out that “AWEC 2024 is going to be very important to boost the …

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Water: Biggest Threat and Opportunity for Islands’ Sustainability 

Water is a key element for the sustainable development of all islands but many, especially the smaller islands, face multiple challenges in securing supply and resilience of the whole water cycle.   Many islands rely on water imports from the mainland by tanker ships, highly costly and polluting. Most of small islands struggle with water security …

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As Islands Move Towards a Green Economy, Water Desalination and Reuse Can Play a Crucial Role

Recently, I happened to send my publisher a book on the history of desalination going back thousands of years, which I have been working on for a long time. If one thing is clear from this account, it is that desalination became relevant and was used extensively on ships and islands before anywhere else. Between …

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