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Date
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2021-11-30 13:00:00
2021-11-30 16:00:00
Europe/London
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Overview:

Close to 1 billion people living in regions of the world with no essential infrastructures have no access to clean water for drinking and sanitation. Part of the solution to this huge societal challenge is the development of tools that can be used for the realization of self-sustainable clean water production stations for point of consumption. The tools, once available, shall benefit both developing and developed countries/regions as a whole.

In this forum we shall explore with experts the most recent progress in the clean water production technologies suitable for small scale and decentralized applications, e.g. nanofiltration, solar evaporation and distillation, atmospheric water harvesting. We shall also discuss the innovation and policy challenges that need to be overcome for the successful implementations of such technologies.


Agenda:

1:00pm - 1.05pm (GMT)

Welcome and introduction
Fabio and PeFabio Pulizzi, Nature Nanotechnology
Peng Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

1.05pm - 1.35pm (GMT)

Expanding global access to safely managed drinking water through decentralized passive chlorination
Amy Pickering, UC Berkeley

1.35pm - 2.05pm (GMT)

Renewable energy-powered membrane water technologies for off-the-grid locations
Andrea Schaefer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 

2.05pm - 2.35pm (GMT)

Atmospheric water harvesting for off the grid water provision
Evelyn Wang, MIT

 

2.35pm - 2.55pm (GMT)

How to keep the water flowing: the crucial role of digital platforms for distributed water infrastructure maintenance
Kala Fleming, Diaspora AI

2.55 pm - 4.00pm (GMT)

Panel discussion with Q&A

 

Presenters

Dr Fabio Pulizzi

Dr Fabio Pulizzi

Chief Editor, Nature Nanotechnolgy

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Prof. Peng Wang

Prof. Peng Wang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Prof. Andrea Schaefer

Prof. Andrea Schaefer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Prof. Evelyn Wang

Prof. Evelyn Wang

MIT

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Dr Kala Fleming

Dr Kala Fleming

Diaspora AI

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Diaspora AI

Prof. Amy Pickering

Prof. Amy Pickering

Assistant Professor and Blum Center Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice, UC Berkeley

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Amy J. Pickering, Ph.D. is the Blum Center Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice jointly appointed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Dr. Pickering’s research combines tools from multiple disciplines (engineering, economics, microbiology, epidemiology) to identify low-cost and scalable interventions to interrupt disease transmission in low-income countries. Dr. Pickering has 15 years of experience collaborating with partners in Benin, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India on research to improve human health and well-being. Dr. Pickering received her B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources at Stanford University. Prior to Berkeley, Dr. Pickering held positions as the Tiampo Family Assistant Professor at Tufts University, senior fellow and research engineer at Stanford University, an environmental engineer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Fulbright Fellow in Malaysia.

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