MIDES consortium looks forward at first-year general assembly
MIDES consortium partners kicked off the project’s first-year meeting on Wednesday 31 May at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. Work Package leaders presented their progress and actively shared strategies with consortium colleagues in working toward the demonstration sites scheduled to be in operation in 2018. MIDES two-day meetings take twice a year during the project.
The technology is already being applied in a pre-pilot phase, as modelling and optimisation are analysed to ensure positive results. Development of the business aspects of the MIDES technology in the desalination market has also been addressed in the meeting sessions.
“During this meeting, we have even better realised the capabilities of the consortium. The progress of the project has been amazing, as some major challenges have been solved earlier than expected. It’s great to see the pace of the technical development, because the project concept is being extremely well received when presented to external stakeholders,” said Victor Monsalvo of Aqualia.
“We have seen how the flow of communication in the consortium has become more effective. Partners are closer together and know right away whom to contact on all issues,” said Erhard Perz of SimTech.
The next consortium meeting is tentatively scheduled for October in Denia, Spain, where one of the three demonstration sites is being constructed.