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|| Seminar Series: Rethinking Water and Energy in Global Development
||Engineering for Change (E4C)
|| 2020/05/13 12:00 ET
|| 2020/05/13 13:00 ET
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Dr. Amy Bilton
Director of the Center for Global Engineering (CGEN)
Dr. Jesse Austin-Breneman
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan
Seminar Series: Rethinking Water and Energy in Global Development
May 13th, 2020 at 12PM Noon Eastern Time
A lack of water and energy is at the heart of the major challenges to meet basic needs in remote communities. Technologies engineered for the developed world may not account for unique local factors in communities in developing countries where they are deployed. The result is often failure. Dr. Amy Bilton, Director of the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) at the University of Toronto, presents this seminar on the design, validation, and manufacture of water and energy technologies in the developing world. The talk draws on examples from CGEN’s work in sustainable aeration technologies to improve small-holder aquaculture production, improved irrigation technologies, drinking water, and sustainable sanitation. This is a look at the potential impact of appropriately designed water and energy technologies.
E4C’s Seminar Series features academic laboratories researching solutions to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The world’s cutting-edge research deserves a platform with a global audience. Join us for presentations of new findings from investigative teams around the globe each month.