- 15 May 2021
- Posted by: eyath-news
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The establishment of a Water Institute, a think tank with a study and operational character, was announced from the podium of the Delphi Economic Forum, in Zappeion, by the CEO of EYATH, Anthimos Amanatidis, in the section “Climate Change and Sustainable Water Management”.
“We think of it as a self-funded body under the umbrella of the Ministry of Environment, which will mobilize and coordinate scientific associations, research institutes, universities and special government services,” said Mr. Amanatidis. At the same time, he announced, within the next days, of an innovation tender for the collection of the pollutant load in the wastewater that enters the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Thessaloniki and the recovery of valuable materials from it. “We are looking for technologies to clean the incoming wastewater, in order to finally deliver even cleaner outflows to Thermaikos”, said the CEO of EYATH. The competition will be held in collaboration with EESYP and MITEF Greece, under the coordination of the president of EYATH, Agis Papadopoulos.
Mr. Amanatidis’ interlocutors were the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, George Amiras, the Secretary General of Natural Environment and Waters of RIS, Konstantinos Aravosis, and the CEO of EYDAP, Haris Sachinis. The main topic of the panel was climate change or the “climate crisis due to man-made activity, which will cost us 700 billion by 2100”, as clarified by Mr. Amiras, who presented the actions of his ministry for RES, de-ligation , electric propulsion and wind farms among others.
Mr. Aravosis spoke about the funds related to the saving of the water resource, 200 million from the Recovery Fund and another 120 million for the program “Saving” for water, insisting on the desalination with modern units and its reuse practices. In regard to this, Mr. Amanatidis presented the actions of EYATH for the reuse of clean effluents of biological treatment in order to irrigate agricultural land. He also highlighted the energy upgrade projects of EELTH to reduce the carbon footprint of the company (creation of a photovoltaic park, exploitation of biogas as an alternative fuel, etc.), as well as the projects that will lead to the reduction of the water footprint of EYATH (remote control) “Smart” hydrometers, automation).
The discussion was moderated by Fay Makantasi, research analyst at the research organization diANEOsis.