LMH's fellow and tutor Nicholas Hankins, associated professor of Engineering, will Chair the First International Conference on Sustainable Water Processing.
With several hundred delegates expected, the conference will be the first of its kind. It will focus entirely on the latest developments in technology for the sustainable treatment and supply of clean water, including the reuse of wastewater. It aims to showcase cutting-edge research in this key and growing area, taking place during September in the seaside resort of Sitges, Spain.
“The global challenge posed by water stress has assumed an alarming level of prominence in the last decade or so, tied inextricably to the so-called water-food-energy nexus. Sitting in the middle of this is global climate change – described by some as the perfect storm.“, said Prof Hankins. “Sustainable solutions to this serious 21st century challenge are urgently needed.”
The meeting aims to highlight particular areas of promising technological development, and support the unifying themes of renewable energy, nanotechnology, and the ever important mantra of the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. It will be supported by the Journal of Water Process Engineering, of which Prof Hankins is the Co-Editor.