EurOMA Conference 2013 - Operational Improvements another key driver for impact of Hydro-BPT on sustainability of water industry.
The 20th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference took place in Dublin from the 7th – 12th of June, with over 600 delegates, and Hydro-BPT was represented by both John Gallagher and Paul Coughlan at the event. The EurOMA conference (http://www.euroma2013.org/) brought together international experts in operations management. The paper submitted to the conference by the hydro-BPT team was entitled Operations Improvement through Energy Recovery in Water Supply and Treatment: Assessing the Potential for Improved Environmental Sustainability. The paper looked at the environmental impacts of potential micro-hydropower (MHP) installations by the water and how this can be a driving force for operation improvements in the water industry. The findings from the paper were presented by John Gallagher from the Bangor Hydro-BPT team, with Paul Coughlan also in attendance.
An audience of experts in operations management from across the globe attended the presentation in the area of Sustainability in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The feedback and questions from the audience were positive and constructive for the papers author’s, and the attendees saw opportunities for the applications of the life cycle assessment as a driver for other renewable energy systems and as an underlying force for the sustainability of the water industry in Ireland and Wales.
Publication date: 17 June 2013