PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Alternative energies: their potential positive and negative impacts on water resource availability.

Wednesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Thematic Process , Sustainability Focus Group

ROOM

Room 34

DESCRIPTION

[SS-J-SFG+TP 02]

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.

Coordinator


•    Ivonice Campos
institucional@absolar.org.br; ivonicecampos@gmail.com
Institutional and Governmental Relations at ABSOLAR

Speakers


•    Gabriel Kropsch
gkropsch@npr.com.br; abiogas@abiogas.org.br
Vice-President of ABIOGAS


•    André Mustafá
Andre.mustafa@cesp.com.br; abce@abce.org.br
Executive Secretariat of Environmental Commitee ABCE


•    Richard Taylor
rmt@hydropower.org
CEO at International Hydropower Association


•    Sandro Yamamoto
sandro@abeeolica.org.br; vanessa.santos@abeeolica.org.br
Executive Director of ABEEólica


•    Cléo Lossouarn
Cleo.LOSSOUARN@siaap.fr 
Project Manager at SIAAP - Greater Paris Sanitation Authority


•    Mario Benjamim Baptista de Siqueira
mariosiqueira@unb.br   
Professor at University of Brasilia – UnB