30/09/2019

ICRA Seminar: The Four Drinking Water Crises of the Twenty-First Century. Prof. Dr. David Sedlak, University of California at Berkeley

11h. Sala d'actes ICRA

“The Four Drinking Water Crises of the Twenty-First Century"

Prof. Dr. David Sedlak, University of California at Berkeley

As a result of population growth, climate change and greater understanding of health risks posed by contaminants, the world’s drinking water supplies are under considerable stress.  As pressure on water supplies grows, members of the public and decision-makers look to engineers and scientists for solutions to their water crises.  Over the past four decades, we have created an array of technologies that allow us to detect and remove contaminants from water.  Advanced technologies have helped solve some of the world’s water crises, but there is still room for improvement.  This talk will provide insight into four distinct crises that society faces and the technological challenges associated with providing safe, affordable and reliable drinking water.  

Biographical Details

David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley, Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center and Deputy Director of the NSF engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).  Sedlak is a member US National Academy of Engineering, recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research and the Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research. Sedlak is the author of Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource and serves as editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

Sala d’actes de l’ICRA 30 setembre 2019– 11:00am ICRA – Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la Universitat de Girona – Emili Grahit, 101 – 17003 Girona