CLEANTECH LATVIA discusses water management and smart-city technology opportunities in Tatarstan

On November 2019 the representatives of CLEANTECH LATVIA together with cluster experts M. Bažovskis and J. Tērauds went on a business trip to the Republic of Tatarstan and Almetyevsk, Russian Federation, to meet potential partners, discuss environmental issues and opportunities with ministries, as well as visit oil and gas company “TAT-NEFT”.

 As part of the visit, the delegation participated in a forum organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan discussing ecological challenges and ways of addressing them. The Forum was attended by First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, A. Nikolayev, who shared pride that the main task of the Chamber, which is to strengthen economic and business relations with foreign countries, is now being pursued through the development of cooperation.

CLEANTECH LATVIA Development director O. Pohilko introduced all participants with the scope of the cluster and partners in Latvia. Delegation members J. Terauds and M. Bazovskis shared their successful experience in implementation of various solutions in the development and management of water resource systems, water supply, sewers, waste collection and transportation, and waste treatment and disposal.

The delegation met also with Deputy Minister for Construction, Architecture and Public Holdings of the Republic of Tatarstan, V. Kudrashev, who stressed that Tatarstan pays particular attention not only to the development of trade and business relations with foreign partners, but also to cultural exchange.

CLEANTECH LATVIA representative, B. Absamatov, presented the oportunities that smart-city concept can provide, stating that the solutions proposed are for sustainable urban development, combining ecology and efficiency in one common SMART concept: water, energy, transport, health care, safety, emergency management, education, tourism, waste management, smart buildings, e-government, e-business and, above all, human, safe environment and economic efficiency.”

 As part of the meeting, Member of the Board of Baltic Sea Geology Centre, J. Terauds, presented options in the field of water preparation, introducing available technologies for research in design, construction of hydrocarbons, hydrogeological and ecological studies in the aquatic environment.

Overall, during the meetings and negotiations, main issues on energy efficiency in environmental safety, waste management and smart urban environment were discussed, resulting in numerous requests from partners and public authorities.