On June 30, the European project EERES4WATER, funded by the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme, participated at SILUBESA: “Simpósio Luso-Brasileiro de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental” celebrated in the University of Aveiro (Portugal) under the theme “Water and Environmental Sustainability: Challenges and Action”.

Some innovative solutions in the water-energy nexus were presented at the event by our project partners.

Germán López, energy technical officer at Technological Corporation of Andalusia (Spain) presented the EERES4WATER project and explained how renewable energy technologies are being used in the water cycle as a way to reduce environmental impact.

Luis Fialho, researcher at the chair of renewable energies at the University of Évora (Portugal) took part on this event and presented solutions and best practices for photovoltaic pumping systems.

Man-Yue Arthur LAM, associate researcher at the School of Engineering at Cardiff University (Wales) presented a Numerical Source-Receiver Connectivity Study in Nearshore Coastal Waters.

David Gomes and António Espírito Santo, researchers at the University of Beira Interior and, Jorge Antunes and Carlos Santos, technicians at ENERAREA – Regional Agency for Energy and Interior Environment talked about the management and monitoring of water leaks and systems urban distribution.

Pedro Serra and António Espírito Santo at the University of Beira Interior explained the use of microbial fuel cells in the production of energy.

María Helena Novais, researcher at the Water Laboratory at the University of Évora talked about the solar energy for water treatment and the development of a new photoreactor.


SILUBESA is the Luso-Brazilian Symposium on Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. This Symposium is organized by the Portuguese Association of Water Resources (APRH), by the Portuguese Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (APESB) and by the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ABES) and took place in Aveiro (Portugal), from 29 June to July 1, 2022, in hybrid format.