Events

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Future Water Networks 2018 @ Chesford Grange Hotel
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day

Managing Yesterday’s Infrastructure Using Tomorrow’s Technology is the theme and the challenge being explored at Future Water Networks 2018, a Future Water Association event.

Future Water Association

How can new intelligent technology help to reduce water leakage, wastage and sewer flooding?  This challenge, and how to overcome it, will be explored at Future Water Networks 2018.

The conference will open on 3rd December with the third heat, of the highly regarded Water Dragons which will take place in front of a live audience and judges from across the sector where the focus will be on innovation in the ‘Wastewater network’. Companies pitch their innovative product or service to the ‘Dragons’, who cross-examine the presenters, focusing on three key areas:

  • Have they clearly identified the potential size and value of the market?
  • Have the presenters thought through how their innovation would be implemented?
  • No innovation operates in a vacuum – how will its introduction impact on existing operations, working practices and systems?

The winner of Water Dragons will be announced after the event, during a dinner which will also include a keynote speaker from the industry.

On the 4th December speakers from a number of the water companies, regulators and the supply chain will challenge current thinking. 

There will also be an exhibition area available during the event, where products and services can be demonstrated and explained.

Do you work in the water sector? Are you involved in policy and decision making in this sector? You need to be here!

Interested? Click here!

Dec
4
Tue
2018
ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe @ Vienna | Vienna | Austria

ICT 2018 Imagine Digital Connect Europe

ICT 2018 Imagine Digital Connect Europe will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.

The Conference programme will feature influential speakers and debates around the EU’s digital policy. The programme will involve relevant parties from industry, research and public bodies. The ‘Imagine18’ campaign will reach out to generations ranging from teenagers to the elderly to learn how citizens feel about the digital revolution and its effects on daily life.

As part of the ICT 2018 Exhibition programme, EU-funded research and innovation successes will be presented to the public. Visitors will also have the chance to meet the innovators behind these projects.

The Innovation and Startups forum will bring together market-oriented innovators and investors, and will present marketable research and innovation results from EU-funded projects.

 

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Frontrunners towards a Smart Water Task Force @ Austria Centre Vienna
Dec 6 @ 10:00 – 10:45

The ICT4Water cluster, supported by EASME and DG CNECT, is a “hub” for EU-funded research projects in the field of ICT applied to the water sector across various management areas, cycles and value chains. Currently, its members are immersed and engaged in the deployment of the “Action Plan for a Digital Single Market of Water Services”.

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ICT4Water will be present at ICT 2018, an event organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. In addition to showcasing some of its projects (including POWER) for the whole duration of the event, ICT4Water has also organised a networking session on 6th December.

The main goal of the session is to follow-up on ICT4Water project main outcomes aligned with digital water strategy depicted in the Action Plan as well as EU-funded projects pushing for specific actions. Four projects present their results which create impact in diverse activities of the water value chains using different ICT solutions. Topics presented range from Serious Game, Decision Support Systems, Awareness, and Real time monitoring covering different water value chains.

Get more information here.

Jan
14
Mon
2019
Distribution of seedlings in communal gardens in Jerusalem
Jan 14 all-day

Distribution of seedlings in communal gardens in Jerusalem

Distribution of seedlings in communal gardens in Jerusalem

Today we’re handing out plants to community gardeners in Jerusalem.
In The Photo: the dedicated activists

Jan
20
Sun
2019
Water saving activity with children in Jerusalem
Jan 20 all-day

Water saving activity with children in Jerusalem

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Today, we met at the garden community garden on the tribe and we were taking cocoons and seedlings that were shared by the children. Thank you, for the hardworking gardeners who have held the cocoons to each garden separately and worked for the good of all community gardens.

More info here

Jan
24
Thu
2019
7th European Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jan 24 all-day

7th European Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment

7th European Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment

7th European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

“Independence & Interdependence”

The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but at the same time made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally as a part of the one world we all share.

The conference theme for ECSEE2019 is Independence & Interdependence, and we hope and expect this important thematic lens to encourage wide reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.

7th European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Sussex and Birkbeck, University of London, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2019.

– The ECSEE2019 Organising Committee

Kwame Akyeampong, University of Sussex, UK
Anne Boddington, Kingston University, UK
Eddie Bruce-Jones, Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK
Evangelia Chrysikou, University College London, UK
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Tom Houghton, Curtin University, Australia
Ljiljana Markovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA

Cranfield Design Jam
Jan 24 @ 15:56 – 16:56

Cranfield design jam

On Tuesday 22nd of January 2019 the POWER team led a 4-hour design jam in Cranfield University in Bedford. We had a total of 15 participants who submitted 15 new ideas and whose submissions generated 25 new replies and numerous new likes.

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All submissions can be found here.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development @ Politecnico di Milano
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development – ICESD 2019

The 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development – ICESD 2019 – will be held during February 13-15, 2019 in Milan, Italy. ICESD 2019 brings together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Environmental Science and Development to a common forum.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Environmental Science and Development. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Paris and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Environmental Science and Development and related areas.

International Conference on Environmental Science and Development

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. (LU) Prof. (UoS) Prof. (UoJ, visiting) Dr Dr Miklas Scholz, cand Ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, DSc, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, VINNOVA Fellow, Marie Curie Senior Fellow, holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford (UoS, UK), is also a Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University (LU, Sweden) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (UoJ). He has published three books and 206 journal articles. Prof. Scholz has citations of more than 3978, resulting in an h-index of 31 and an i10-Index of 91.

Keynote Speaker II

Khalil Hanna is currently a full Professor of Chemistry at the Graduate Engineering School of Chemistry of Rennes (France). He earned his PhD (2004) in Environmental Science and Technology from INSA de Lyon. His research interests focus on iron-mediated reactions for soil and water treatments and an improved understanding of sorption and heterogeneous redox reactions taking place at oxide/water interface. His research group in Rennes is engaged in elucidating molecular-scale reactions at mineral surfaces, and in translating molecular-level information to observations made at the larger scales using thermodynamics and reactive transport modeling. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed original research articles in top international journals (h-index=31 and over 3000 total citations). He has developed several programs and collaborations with international research institutes, and has been invited to give talks and seminars at numerous prestigious universities and international conferences. He also serves as a guest editor of the international journals including Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), and as an Associate Editor of Applied Geochemistry (Elsevier).

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Valentina Busini has her expertise in safety engineering and bioengineering. In particular, with regard to industrial safety, she usually works on the analysis of the consequences of industrial events related to emerging risks, such as the CFD modeling of heavy gas dispersion in complex environments, and the definition of methodologies for the evaluation of industrial accidents triggered by natural events (the so-called NaTech events). As far as bioengineering is concerned, she has focused on the interactions between materials and biomolecules, both for biocompatibility studies and for the development of protein separation processes.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Conference cycle: Aigua i món | El canvi climàtic: la garantia d’aigua a catalunya @ Aula de l'Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)
Feb 14 @ 18:00 – 19:00

This year 2019 the program has top-level speakers in the field of water. The Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Minister of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia), Damià Calvet, will be in charge of presenting the inaugural lecture, which will focus on climate change and its impact on the guarantee of water supply in Catalonia.

Conference cycle: Aigua i món (Water & World)

The well-known TV3 meteorologist, Tomàs Molina, will star in the second paper this year, which will take place on Thursday 4 April in the morning, in this case at 11 am. His presentation will focus on the extreme weather phenomena, paying special attention to our country and the aggravation of these phenomena as a consequence of climate change.

Aigües de Sabadell will also address this edition one of the most important problems in the world: pollution of rivers, seas and oceans. And it will be done by two specialists in the field, such as Damià Barceló and Miquel Paraira. Barceló is the director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), as well as a renowned and renowned professor and researcher. Paraira is a scientist and director of Water Quality of Aigües de Barcelona Barcelona.

Finally, in the last presentation of the year, the journalist and writer from Sabadell, Plàcid Garcia-Planas, will be in charge of reviewing the history of our city, valuing water as an indispensable element from the point of view of industrial textile power as for the growth and dignity of the citizens themselves.


Damià Calvet, Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Friday 14 February. 18h. Aula de l’Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)

Remember that you can watch it live on this site.


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Mar
8
Fri
2019
2019 International Conference on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

2019 International Conference on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

The 2019 International Conference on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies (2W2T 2019). 2W2T 2019 is the workshop of EGESD 2019, will be held together during March 08th-10th, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. 2W2T 2019 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies to a common forum.

2W2T 2019, aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all major areas and interdisciplinary areas of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. The conference will feature original research and application papers on the theory, design and implementation of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, etc.

2019 International Conference on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Proceedings

All the papers will be peer-reviewed by 2-3 experts, and the review results comes out within 25-30 days. If the paper needs revising, the revised version should be submitted again for peer review.

All accepted papers after proper registration and presentation will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by Ei Compendex, Scopus, CPCI, IET, CNKI and other major database.

Topics of the conference

Water pollution
Water resources integrated management
Water resources sustainable development
Water resources and Environmental Management in Mega deltas
Impacts of global and regional climate change
Instrumentation and measurement
Watershed assessment and monitoring

Water quality and protection
Wastewater reuse
Industrial water treatment
Environmental impact assessment

Agricultural water pollution
Crop water consumption
Desertification
Virtual water use
Water Quality Assessment
Water Environment Protection
sustainable use of water resources
unsustainable patterns of water consumption and use
water demand and consumption
water recycling and reuse
Fresh Water Security
Ground Water Monitoring & Modeling
Urban Water
Water and Environment

International Conference on Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development @ Relax Season Hotel Dongmen
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

International Conference on Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development (EGESD 2019)

The International Conference on Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development 2019 will be held during March 08th-10th, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. EGESD 2019 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development to a common forum.

EGESD 2019, organised by International Association of Applied Science and Engineering (IAASE), aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all major areas and interdisciplinary areas of Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development. The conference will feature original research and application papers on the theory, design and implementation of Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development, etc.

2019 International Conference on Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development

Topics of the International Conference on Environment, Green Energy and Sustainable Development

Environment
Global environmental change and ecosystems management
Climate and climatic changes
Global warming
Environmental restoration and ecological engineering
Wetlands
Ground water remediation
Water Treatment
Environmental sustainability
Environmental systems approach
Sustainable cities
Green energy
Renewable Energy
Limitations of green energy generation
Sustainable coal use and clean coal technologies
Green Energy in Transport
Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings
Income generation with green energy
Green energy and energy access
Green energy and social benefits
Increasing energy access with clean resources
Rural Development through Green Energy
Sustainable Development
Environmental sustainability
Wastewater and sludge treatment
Agricultural and Food Science
Climate Change
Air pollution control
Bio fuels
Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystems Management
Sustainable materials for buildings

Leicester ConCensus Workshop – 8th of March
Mar 8 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Leicester ConCensus Workshop - 8th of March

Leicester ConCensus Workshop

Invitation to the Leicester ConCensus workshop on Friday 8th of March

The Council of Citizen Engagement in Sustainable Urban Strategies (Concensus) is an initiative within an EU project in Leicester City Council.  It is a great opportunity for you to represent citizens in local decision making.

You are invited to join a project workshop to discuss the topic of “Your River” and ideas for what could happen to the River Soar (and its tributaries) which passes through Leicester. Suggestions could be for better access more attractive areas, reduce the amount of litter and plastic waste along its banks, and increase leisure facilities along the river. The social platform will be utilised in order for you to submit your views.

This will also provide an opportunity to evaluate the social use of the Leicester Water Community website and provide new suggestions.

Details of the Workshop

Date: Friday 8nd March 2019

 

Venue: Room 1.13, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ (See attached location Plan)

 

Time:

Registration and networking from             14:00
Workshop start time                                     14:15
Workshop finish time approx.                    16:30

 

Please bring a mobile phone, tablet or laptop as these will be required to access the Leicester Water Community website during the workshop.

Spaces for the event are limited. To book your place, please register here: ishttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-leicester-concensus-workshop-tickets-56562504975 by Monday 25th February 2019. 

Please note: registration is required to attend. Any questions email: flooding@leicester.gov.uk

Mar
14
Thu
2019
2019 International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment @ Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow hotel
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

2019 International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment Research

2019 International Conference on  Water: Pollution, Treatment & Research

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

EuroSciCon is organizing meeting entitled “10th Edition of International Conference on Water: Pollution, Treatment & Research” is scheduled from March 14-15, 2019 at London, UK. EuroSciSon is the UK based independent life science Events Company with predominantly business and academic client base.

On behalf of Water Pollution 2019 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite academics, counsellors, educators, environmentalist, policy makers, research scientists, self-help group facilitators, teachers, business delegates and Young researchers across the world to attend the conference.

The 2019 meeting promises to be a dynamic and informative event and going to explore the issues, innovations and integrated approaches towards water pollution and waste water management, the speakers are a multidisciplinary gathering of globally perceived specialists that speak on Water Sustainability: Case Studies & Practical Applications. This is 2-day Meeting and you can participate in a number of educational formats including General Sessions, Poster Presentations, and Workshops/Symposium, Meet-the-Professor Sessions, Oral Presentations, video presentations and other interactive and informal exchanges.

Topics will cover the latest advances in the Water, Environmental Health, Water Pollution, Adsorption Technology, Groundwater Pollution, Waste Water Technologies, Industrial water treatment, Urbanization, Water Quality and many more.

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

Track 1: Water, Environment and Health 

Conference ImageGlobally, 23% of all deaths and 26% of deaths among children under age 5 are due to unavoidable environmental factors. All these factors are manifold and far reaching. They include: Exposure to hazardous substances in the air, water, soil, and food, natural and technological disasters. These interactions affect quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. Poor environmental quality has its greatest impact on people whose health status is already at risk.

  • Water: An Essential Element for Life
  • Morphology of Water
  • Nutrient Management
  • Water Borne Diseases
  • Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Harmful Effects of Water Pollution
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water
  • Challenges of Water and Food Security

Track 2: Urbanization and Water Quality

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Urban populations interact with their environment. Urban people change their environment through their consumption of food, energy, water, and land. And in turn, the polluted urban environment affects the health and quality of life of the urban population. Urbanization has negative consequences on health due mainly to pollution and overcrowded living conditions. It can also put added pressure on food supply systems.

  • Effects on Water Resources, Water Cycle and Water Quality
  • Urban Water Management
  • Urban Stormwater Infiltration Systems
  • Urbanization Causes Water Scarcity
  • Smart Cities and Urban Water Supply Management

Track 3: Water and Climate

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Climate change intensifies this cycle because as air temperatures increase, more water evaporates into the air. Warmer air can hold more water vapor, which can lead to more intense rainstorms, causing major problems like extreme flooding in coastal communities around the world.

 

  • Climate Impacts on Water Resources and Water Crisis
  • Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate
  • Climate Change Consequences
  • Challenges for Atmospheric Research
  • Assessing and Managing Coastal Flood Risk

Track 4: Water: Sequel on Agriculture and Soil

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Improperly managed agricultural activities may impact surface water by contributing nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and bacteria, or by altering stream flow. Fertilizer and pesticide use, tillage, irrigation, and tile drainage can affect water quality and hydrology. However, agriculture is both cause and victim of water pollution. It is a cause through its discharge of pollutants and sediment to surface and/or groundwater, through net loss of soil by poor agricultural practices, and through salinization and waterlogging of irrigated land.

  • Biochar Adaptation
  • Retention, Release and Transport in Soils/Groundwater
  • Biodiversity of Food and Agriculture
  • Impacts and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector
  • Colloidal Interactions of Nanoparticles with Water, Sediment, Soils
  • Soil Fertility and Biogeochemistry

Track 5: Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology

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Hydraulics and Hydrology are the key disciplines that allow for tackling the technological issues associated to the need for efficient usage of water and protection against related hazards. They contextualize the fundamental sciences of fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics and atmospheric physics for the purpose of achieving water-related technological advancements with positive impacts on human communities.

  • Environmental Flows “Interactions between Hydrological and Biological Processes
  • Advanced Models in Turbulence, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer
  • Hydrologic Risk and Uncertainty
  • Novel Monitoring Techniques and Analytical Approaches in Hydroecology
  • Waves and Currents
  • Fluid Mechanics

Track 6: Water and Energy

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Water energy resources include hydroelectric power from lakes and rivers, ocean energy in its various forms, and energy technologies that take advantage of saline water. Hydropower makes use of the kinetic energy water gains when it drops in elevation. Typically, water dammed in a lake or reservoir is released through turbines and generators to produce electricity, Hydropower has been a staple of electricity since the beginnings of the electric age. However, very little of this potential is currently slated for development.

  • High Energy Costs Vulnerability
  • Emissions of Greenhouse Gas
  • Energy Production from Urban Water Cycle

Track 7: Microplastics as Emerging Contaminants

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Microplastics come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic debris that degrades into smaller and smaller pieces. In addition, microbeads, a type of microplastic, are very tiny pieces of manufactured polyethylene plastic that are added as exfoliates to health and beauty products, such as some cleansers and toothpastes. These tiny particles easily pass through water filtration systems and end up in the ocean and Great Lakes, posing a potential threat to aquatic life.

  • Methods of Detection / Characterisation
  • Fate and Effects in Marine and Freshwater Systems
  • Effects of Emerging Contaminants in Tropical Environment

Track 8: Interaction with Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

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Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a class of man-made chemicals. These chemicals are used in several types of consumer products, such as carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packing for food, firefighting foam, and other materials, such as cookware, that are resistant to water, grease, or stains. Therefore, many people have been exposed to PFAS and have these chemicals in their blood from non-drinking water sources. It affects growth, learning, and behavior of infants and older children, lower a woman’s chance of getting pregnant, interfere with the body’s natural hormones, increase cholesterol levels, affect the immune system, increase the risk of cancer etc.

  • PFASs in Surface, Groundwater, Drinking water and Marine Environment
  • Impacts on environment and human health
  • Retention, release and transport in soils/ groundwater
  • PFASs interactions with soils and sediments

Track 9: Industrial Wastewater Management

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Industrial Water treatment is used to accumulate most water-based industrial processes, such as heating, cooling, processing, cleaning, and rinsing so that operating costs and risks are reduced. Water treatment is also engaged to improve the quality of water contacting the manufactured product such as semiconductors, or can be part of the product e.g. beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc. In these cases, poor water treatment can root to defective products.

  • Simulation and Optimization Techniques of Water Pipe Networks
  • Wastewater Sludge Stabilization
  • Wastewater Quality and Management
  • Chemical and Microbial Risk
  • Overview of Drinking Water & Wastewater Resilience

Track 10: Water Adsorption

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Adsorption is one of the most systematic processes of advanced waste water treatment technology, which industry and academic researchers widely engaged for the removal of various pollutants. Activated carbon is one of the most widely investigated adsorbent in water treatment process. In recent years, the “adsorption” process has become more accepted as “Bio sorption” which uses biomaterials as the adsorbent, for contaminated water treatment. Magnetic adsorbents are an attractive solution for metallic and dye pollutants, particularly due to the simple magnetic separation process.

  • Effect of Surface Chemistry on Adsorption
  • Process of Adsorption
  • Sedimentation and Filtration
  • Low Cost Adsorbents
  • Batch and Column Experiment
  • Heat Pump System

Track 11: Water Microbiology

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Water microbiology is the science that deals with microscopic living organisms in fresh or salt water systems. While aquatic microbiology can encompass all microorganisms, including microscopic plants and animals, it more commonly refers to the study of bacteria, viruses, and fungi and their relation to other organisms in the aquatic environment. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are widely distributed throughout aquatic environments. They can be found in fresh water rivers, lakes, and streams, in the surface waters and sediments of the world’s oceans, and even in hot springs. They have even been found supporting diverse communities at hydrothermal vents in the depths of the oceans. Humans have taken advantage of the role these microorganisms play in nutrient cycles. At sewage treatment plants, microscopic bacteria are cultured and then used to break down human wastes. However, in addition to the beneficial uses of some aquatic microorganisms, others may cause problems for people because they are pathogens, which can cause serious diseases. For example, viruses such as Salmonella typhi, S. paratyphoid, and the Norwalk virus are found in water contaminated by sewage can cause illness. Fecal coliform (E. coli) bacteria and Enterococcus bacteria are two types of microorganisms that are used to indicate the presence of disease causing microorganisms in aquatic environments.

  • Freshwater Microbiology
  • Biotic and Abiotic Characteristics
  • Hydrobiology
  • Ecological Habitats of Microorganisms in Aquatic Environments
  • Factors Affecting the Microbial Population
  • Enumeration Mechanism
  • Taxonomy, Physiology, and Ecology of Aquatic Microorganisms
  • The Ecology of Microorganisms in Natural Waters
  • Waste Disposal in Aquatic and Solid Media
  • Biogeochemical Transformations

Track 12: Aquatic Ecosystem

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Freshwater ecosystems cover 0.78% of the Earth’s surface and inhabit 0.009% of its total water. Ecosystems contain both the living plants and animals and the nonliving elements (water, sunlight, soils) on which they depend. Aquatic ecosystems (habitats and organisms) include our rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, oceans and bays, and swamps and marshes, and their associated animals.

Global-Scale in Aquatic Systems
Marine Engineering
River Restoration and Remote Sensing
Erosion Processes

Track 13: Water Resources

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As the carrying capacity of the Earth increases greatly due to technological advances, urbanization in modern times occurs because of economic opportunity. This rapid urbanization happens worldwide but mostly in new rising economies and developing countries. Cities in Africa and Asia are growing fastest with 28 out of 39 megacities (a city or urban area with more than 10 million inhabitants) worldwide in these developing nations. The number of megacities will continue to rise reaching approximately 50 in 2025. With developing economies water scarcity is a very common and very prevalent issue. Global freshwater resources dwindle in the eastern hemisphere either than at the poles, or with the majority of urban development millions live with insufficient fresh water. This is caused by polluted freshwater resources, overexploited groundwater resources, insufficient harvesting capacities in the surrounding rural areas, poorly constructed and maintained water supply systems, high amount of informal water use and insufficient technical and water management capacities.

  • Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources
  • Trend in Water Use and its Anticipation
  • Groundwater and Surface Water Interaction
  • Ground Water (Artificial) Recharge

Track 14: Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction

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When disaster strikes, it usually manifests itself through water. Floods, landslides, tsunamis, storms, heat waves, cold spells, droughts and waterborne disease outbreaks are all becoming more frequent and more intense. The impacts and costs of these events are exacerbated by such factors as unplanned urbanization and degradation of ecosystem services. Reducing risk to, and improving the resilience of, water and sanitation services will be key to maintaining access during a climatically uncertain future.

  • Early Warning System for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Rainfall-induced Landslide
  • Dam Break
  • Community-Based and Socio-Culture Approach on Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Debris Flow
  • Storm water Management
  • Flood and Flush Flood Disaster Risk Reduction

Track 15: Environmental Sustainability and Development

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The ecological stability of human settlements is part of the relationship between humans and their natural, social and built environments. Also termed human ecology, this broadens the focus of sustainable development to include the domain of human health. Fundamental human needs such as the availability and quality of air, water, food and shelter are also the ecological foundations for sustainable development; addressing public health risk through investments in ecosystem services can be a powerful and transformative force for sustainable development which, in this sense, extends to all species.

  • Massive Extinctions from Human Activity
  • Sustainable Forest or Sustainable Profit?
  • National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans
  • Capacity Development and Transfer of Marine Technology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Methods and Models for Water Research

Track 16: Water Pollution: Ethics and Regulations

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Common ethical principles in water use and water management should be accepted in all geographies, in all stages of economic development and for all time. We need to know that in implementing these principles there can be different strategies and methods, which will be appropriate for different situations. However, the ethical principles, which are having such policies, will be consistent throughout the world. According to water management in a political point of view, there are two main chains of thought on the question: should water be privatized? In this field track, we are going to discuss the laws & the ethical issues related to water pollution & its management.

  • Government Efforts and Transnational Collaboration
  • Disaster Risk, Climate Change and International Development.
  • Risks and Possibility
  • Foreign Legal Developments: Comparative Law and Policy
  • Water Laws & Policy: Problems, Prospects and Consumer Perspective
  • Monitoring and Preventing Water Pollution
Mar
20
Wed
2019
2019 International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

2019 International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering

The 2019 International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2019) will be held during March 20-22, 2019, in Leuven, Belgium. ICESE 2019 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Environment Science and Engineering to a common forum.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Environment Science and Engineering. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Beglium and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Environment Science and Engineering and related areas.

Why you should attend

With members from around the world focused on learning about Environment Science and Engineering and its advances; this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Environment Science and Engineering community. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new advancements and developments, and receive name recognition at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Environment Science and Engineering are hallmarks of this conference.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Big Spring Clean Event – POWER Banner Competition Winners
Mar 22 all-day

Thank you to all schools that entered the POWER Banner Competition.

Judging was very difficult as all entries covered at least 1 of the 3 water topics (Flooding, Saving Water and Plastic and Litter), had large amounts of detail, artistic flare and beautiful colour schemes.

The panel of judges was made up of representatives from De Montfort University and Leicester City Council’s; flooding, parks and education teams.

Congratulations to students from:

  • Church Hill C of E Junior School
  • Dovelands Primary School
  • Inglehurst Junior School

For their winning entries.

The winning entries have been converted into banners, which are currently on display in Watermead Country Park, Abbey Park, Humberstone Park, Spinny Hills Park, Westcotes Park on a 3 week rotation up until mid-June. Winning banners were awarded at this year’s Big Spring Clean event in Abbey Park on the 22.03.2019. A big thank you to all schools that attended this year’s Big Spring Clean event.

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PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh 

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PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh 

PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh [contact Beth on 07888753521] licence for lcc

PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh 

PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh [contact Beth on 07888753521] licence for lcc

PICTURES COPYRIGHTED TO Beth Walsh 

Mar
23
Sat
2019
INTESDA 4th Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene @ Mitsui Garden hotel Hiroshima
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

The INTESDA 4th Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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“Achieving Health Outcomes for WASH”
Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene will focus on food safety, public health nursing, sustainable development, waste management, cultural and societal impacts on health and educating communities on the importance of improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. It is hoped that today’s water crisis can be met with viable global solutions.

About WASH 2019

Water, declared a basic human right essential to the enjoyment of life and all other human rights by the UN, is inextricably linked to a nation’s health, economy and environment, yet today over 780 million people lack access to clean water and nearly 1.9 billion lack adequate sanitation. The stark contrast between developed and developing nations amplifies the current water and sanitation crisis. Multiple factors, most notably poverty, inequality and unequal power relationships, place developing regions like sub-Saharan Africa and Southern and Eastern Asia in a struggle for survival. Furthermore, social and environmental challenges like rapid urbanization, climate change, increasing agriculture water consumption, rising pollution levels, and the depletion of water, exacerbate the problem and intensify the competition for available water.

In addition to the lack of safe and potable water, inadequate access to improved sanitation facilities combined with poor hygienic practices contributes to impoverishment and spawns devastating health effects, especially in rural areas and urban slums in developing countries. Without effective sanitation systems, untreated human waste contaminates ground water, compromises other water supplies, and allows infections and diseases to spread. Over 1.5 million children under the age of five die each year as a result of diarrheal disease, and in India alone, approximately 600,000 children fall victim to diarrhea or pneumonia annually as a result of toxic water and poor hygiene. Regrettably, many of these incidents are preventable by using clean water technologies such as connections to public sewers or septic systems, toilets and latrines, and basic hygiene habits like hand washing with soap at critical times.

Without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, the well-being of the human race is threatened, particularly in developing countries.   As the world population increases, so does the demand for water. The technologies exist to rectify the water crisis, but progress is hampered by the lack of infrastructural investment by both the private and public sectors. Decision-makers at all levels must be involved to ensure the lives and dignity of the millions who depend on the rest of the world to intervene on their behalf.

With the theme Achieving Health Outcomes for WASH, this symposium will focus on food safety, public health nursing, sustainable development, waste management, cultural and societal impacts on health and educating communities on the importance of improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. It is hoped that today’s water crisis can be met with viable global solutions.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Leaving no one behind @ European Parliament, room JAN 6 Q 2
Apr 3 @ 16:30 – 18:30

Public Session on the UN World Water Development Report 2019: Leaving no one behind

April 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The MEP Water Group and the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO are co-organising a public session on the new UN World Water Development Report: “Leaving no one behind: sustainable water management and governance from a European perspective”. The event will take place on the 3rd of April from 16h30 to 18h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The 2019 edition of the UN World Water Development Report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improved water resources management and access to safe water and sanitation for all is essential for eradicating poverty, building peaceful and prosperous societies, and ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ on the path towards sustainable development.

Access to safe, affordable and reliable drinking water and sanitation services are basic human rights, as they are indispensable to sustaining healthy livelihoods and maintaining people’s dignity. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

Exclusion, discrimination, entrenched power asymmetries, poverty and material inequalities are among the main obstacles to fulfilling the human rights to water and sanitation and achieving the water-related goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The main policy messages and findings from the report will be presented during the public session, followed by a high-level panel discussion.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Conference cycle: Aigua i món @ Aula de l'Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)
Apr 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00

This year 2019 the program has top-level speakers in the field of water. The Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Minister of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia), Damià Calvet, will be in charge of presenting the inaugural lecture, which will focus on climate change and its impact on the guarantee of water supply in Catalonia.

Conference cycle: Aigua i món (Water & World)

The well-known TV3 meteorologist, Tomàs Molina, will star in the second paper this year, which will take place on Thursday 4 April in the morning, in this case at 11 am. His presentation will focus on the extreme weather phenomena, paying special attention to our country and the aggravation of these phenomena as a consequence of climate change.

Aigües de Sabadell will also address this edition one of the most important problems in the world: pollution of rivers, seas and oceans. And it will be done by two specialists in the field, such as Damià Barceló and Miquel Paraira. Barceló is the director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), as well as a renowned and renowned professor and researcher. Paraira is a scientist and director of Water Quality of Aigües de Barcelona Barcelona.

Finally, in the last presentation of the year, the journalist and writer from Sabadell, Plàcid Garcia-Planas, will be in charge of reviewing the history of our city, valuing water as an indispensable element from the point of view of industrial textile power as for the growth and dignity of the citizens themselves.


Damià Calvet, Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Friday 14 February. 18h. Aula de l’Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)

Remember that you can watch it live on this site.


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Apr
6
Sat
2019
The Green Networking Fayre @ The Old Bath House Community Centre
Apr 6 all-day

The Green Networking Fayre

Working together for a greener Milton Keynes

In Milton Keynes we’re fortunate to have a wide range of voluntary organisations working to protect & improve our environment. This event is a chance to find out more about them…

The Green Fayre is a unique networking experience focused on people working together for a greener Milton Keynes. Discover fresh tasty local produce & talented craftspeople offering green gifts. Be inspired by local volunteer projects and campaign groups with top tips on how to live a sustainable life.

The POWER H2020 project will be presenting at a stall at 3.50 pm. Come and talk with us!

For more info visit transitionmk.blogpost.com

Portrait Green Networking Fayre

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Giving power to your city – the POWER Follower City Conference @ Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici
Apr 12 all-day
Giving power to your city - the POWER Follower City Conference @ Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici

The conference welcomes to Tuscany the POWER Follower Cities and other interested municipalities with the desire that the event will provide them with a series of solutions to the engagement of their citizens in global environmental issues that will affect the future well-being of their communities.

The POWER project aims at demonstrating that the use of the POWER Digital Social Platform (DSP) could prove to be an essential element in an innovative approach to citizen engagement at local level. The DSP encourages the sharing of knowledge and experiences on climate change and water issues (scarcity, safety, quality, consumption) between citizens, public bodies, companies, and local authorities, both within Europe and the rest of the world. This creates an important tool to support the European policy of managing water resources, and strengthens and improves the governance of the environment and water networks.

In order to achieve the aforementioned goals, it is essential that the project’s initiatives are observed by, disseminated to, and ultimately replicated in a number of follower cities who have expressed their interest in the activities of the POWER consortium.


Conference participation is free of charge but requires registration.
Please fill the registration form at this link: https://bit.ly/2TtHC39.


Programme of the Follower City Conference

09.30/10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00/10.15 Welcome | Michele Conti, The Mayor of Pisa
10.15/11.00 THE ROLE OF POWER IN CITIES
11.00/11.30 Coffee break
11.30/12.15 THE COUNCIL OF CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN STRATEGIES
12.15/13.00 Introduction to the POWER FOLLOWER CITY NETWORK

13.00/14.00 Lunch

14.00/14.45 THE EXPERIENCE OF THE POWER KEY DEMONSTRATION CITIES
14.45/15.45 THE OBJECTIVES OF THE POWER FOLLOWER CITIES | Open discussion presided by Klaus Nutzenberger, Director of the German Federation of Towns and Cities

15.45/16.00 Coffee break

16.00/16.30 THE FORMAL DECLARATION OF THE POWER FOLLOWER CITIES | Bernd M. Gawlik of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

16.30/17.00 Conclusion | Professor Giuliano Manara of the University of Pisa | Professor Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd of the De Montfort University (UK) | Filippo Bedini, Counselor of the Mayor of Pisa

At the end of the conference all the participants are invited to the following activities:
17.15/19.00 Guided walking tour to the Piazza dei Miracoli with the world-famous Leaning Tower
19.00 Dinner at a typical Tuscan restaurant


Click here to see the leaflet for the Follower City Conference.


Venue

The Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici, where the Follower City Conference is held, is situated in Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ square), the second main square of the city.
Below is a map of central Pisa and the Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici.


How to get to Pisa

By plane

The airport of Pisa, which is also the main airport of Tuscany, is the Galileo Galilei airport. The airport is situated close to the city centre and caters to both national and international destinations on a weekly basis, with many charter flights as well as Low Cost Carriers flying to and from Pisa.

While taxis are readily available at the airport and can take you to the city, you might want to walk if you are travelling light, as it takes just 20 minutes to reach the city centre – Pisa central railway station is less than 2 kilometres away. The airport terminal is directly connected to the Pisa central station by the People Mover shuttle (every 5-8 minutes from 6 AM to midnight), which is located just outside the passenger terminal.

The second closest airport is the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, in Florence. There are, however, no direct connections from Florence airport to Pisa. Thus you need to go to Florence main train station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and catch a train to Pisa. The journey for non-stop connections takes about 45 minutes.

Pisa Airport is also well connected to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport with three to four daily flights.

By train

Pisa is well-connected by a strong rail network to all the major cities in Italy and Europe. The city’s main station is called Pisa Centrale. While Florence has regular trains to Pisa and the journey takes about an hour, Rome-Genova is another frequent train route which stops at the city’s main station. You can get information about the train timetables on Trenitalia website.

By car

Pisa can be reached via major highways: E80/A12 connecting Genova with Rosignano (exit at Pisa Nord if coming from the North, or Pisa Centro if coming from the South), A11 Firenze-Pisa (exit at Pisa Nord) and Strada di Grande Comunicazione (SGC) Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (also known as FI-PI-LI) both connecting Pisa with Florence. The A11 and A12 highways have tolls. You can plan a route and check the highway status on the Autostrade per l’Italia website.

May
20
Mon
2019
The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019 @ Toshi Center Hotel
May 20 – May 22 all-day

The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019

Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2019

“Independence & Interdependence”

The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019. The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but at the same time they have made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally as a part of the one world we all share.

The conference theme for ACSEE2019 is Independence & Interdependence, and we hope and expect this important thematic lens to encourage wide reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2019.

– The ACSEE2019 Organising Committee

Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Hiroshi Ishida, University of Tokyo, Japan
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, USA

Programme

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.


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