Greening the Islands Foundation

Implementation of solar desalination in islands

Organized by: Greening the Islands Foundation, Water Europe, 

Desal+ Living Lab & ITC, Sustainable Desalination Living Lab


Implementation of Solar Desalination in Islands

15.00/16.30 CEST – Online

Event Description

To build a Water-Smart Society, Water Europe has developed a vision based on Water Security, Sustainability and Resilience. Working Groups and Water-oriented Living Labs are instrumental to implement this vision. The objective of the Renewable Energy Desalination (RED) Working Group is to promote solar desalination in islands, in strong synergy with the mission of Greening the Islands Foundation to match islands’ needs with innovative solutions and facilitate sustainable transition of islands. The Water Europe RED Working Group is preparing a White Paper on “Implementation of solar desalination islands”. This workshop, adding the contribution of two Water-oriented Living Labs, is aimed as a co-creation activity where technology solutions and barriers for implementation of solar desalination in islands will be presented and discussed with stakeholders to include their contribution in the White Paper. 



Introduction & Moderation

  • Borja Blanco – Greening the Islands Water Specialist


Layout of the White Paper Implementation of solar desalination in islands

  • Guillermo Zaragoza – Water Europe and Sustainable Desalination Living Lab


Implementation of solar desalination in islands – ITC experiences

  • Juan Antonio de la Fuente – ITC and Desal+ Living Lab 


Circular Desalination & Sustainability: learnings from workshop at the EDS conference in Cyprus

  • Dimitris Xevgenos  – Water Europe and TU Delft


The problem of water supply in Baltic islands

  • Amelia Morey Strömberg  – Water Europe and Vatteninfo


The role of water in the GTI islands sustainability index

  • Gianni Chianetta  – Chairman, Greening the Islands Foundation


Discussion of barriers with stakeholders


Wrap up & conclusions 

  • Gianni Chianetta  – Chairman, Greening the Islands Foundation

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