Funds saved by energy recovery technology donated to the charity Wells of Life Ireland
The Ireland Wales 2014-2020 European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) programme is a maritime programme connecting organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the South-East coast of Ireland.
The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).
The programme is one of a family of ETC programmes which provide opportunities for regions in the EU to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.
The Ireland Wales programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Wales and Ireland.
The programme focuses on:
Cross border innovation
Adaptation of the Irish Sea and Coastal Communities to Climate Change
Cultural and Natural Resources and Heritage
The Dŵr Uisce project aims to improve the efficiency of water distribution by developing new low carbon energy-saving technology, including micro-hydropower turbines.
The technology will be trialled in both nations before being launched on the commercial market.
The project also aims to build the capacity for innovation in the water industry by investigating how new practices can meet the challenges faced in Wales and Ireland due to environmental and climate change.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME, CONTACT
Samantha Richardson, Ireland Wales Programme Development Officer
Breda Curran, Ireland Wales Programme Development Officer