Water must not only be safe for drinking, but also for agricultural irrigation. The solutions have to be affordable, safe and energy efficient. Moreover, there needs to be an understanding of the complex Water-Food-Energy Nexus, which is vital for conservation and sustainable management of surface water. Sustainable outcomes can only be achieved through understanding the dynamics of this ‘Nexus’ in relation to the management of water quality.
The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from water scientists and stakeholders (NGOs, Industries, Policy makers) based in Indian and UK institutions to attend this workshop on Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management.
The aim of the workshop is to further the development of sustainable strategies, urgently needed in India, which also have global impact, to tackle long term provision of good quality water for drinking and food production. This will be accomplished through technical sessions including:
- the centrality of WFE Nexus to sustainable development
- water standards, regulation, and pollution mitigation approaches
- safe and sustainable technologies and strategies for WFE security
- WFE Nexus analysis, technology, and policies for sustainable management.
Technological solutions including for identification of specific heavy metals and pathogens, low cost water monitoring systems, use of solar and systems for water purification and desalination will be explored, along with eco-toxicology and the impacts to wildlife.
The workshop is relevant to academics, industrialists, NGO and young researchers who wish to explore the delivery of outcomes that will benefit people from every walk of life through critical discussion and demonstration. Participants will have an opportunity to gain practical exposure through a field visit to industry.
Attendees are invited to propose a 20 minute presentation or to present a poster at the workshop. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 24 January 2019. Visit the workshop webpage for further information and to apply.
The lead organisations for this workshop are the JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research and the University of Plymouth.