Thematic Process , Sustainability Focus Group
The use of alternative energies such as wind, solar (photovoltaic and concentrated solar power), biomass and biogas produced from organic matter, etc. has been presented as one of the most promising options to ensure the supply of energy with diminishing environmental impacts.
The advantages of these forms of energy are always exalted and current reduction of costs is making possible the competition of these alternative sources with the traditional ones.
However, little emphasis has been given to the advantages that these forms of production can bring in reducing the demand for water resources, especially in hydroelectric generation, avoiding that more rivers have their natural connection destroyed and their natural flow pattern changed abruptly and highly impactful.
On the other hand, little has been said about the production processes of the inputs of these energy sources, such as wind turbines, solar panels, mirrors for CSP plants, etc. the destination of this material after the end of its useful life. and the impacts this can have on water resources.
In this line this session will address the aspects of energy generation by alternative systems and their potential positive and negative impacts on water resources, as well as seek to answer these questions that are currently being disregarded.
• Ivonice Campos
Institutional and Governmental Relations at ABSOLAR
• Gabriel Kropsch
Vice-President of ABIOGAS
• André Mustafá
Executive Secretariat of Environmental Commitee ABCE
• Richard Taylor
CEO at International Hydropower Association
• Sandro Yamamoto
Executive Director of ABEEólica
• Cléo Lossouarn
Project Manager at SIAAP - Greater Paris Sanitation Authority
• Mario Benjamim Baptista de Siqueira
Professor at University of Brasilia – UnB