NT4H2O – NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR WATER
Special session at Nanosmat 2023 for knowledge sharing The two looming challenges to human existence are climate change and water shortages. The two “grand” challenges contrast each other in that, while the former would affect society as a whole on an extended time scale, the latter would certainly affect every individual for their basic existence. Whilst existing megatrends dealing with sustainability brace themselves to mitigate global warming, it seems that, scientifically, we are ill-equipped to address the issue of water shortages. It is critical to articulate the future of water, which includes a paradigm shift in its production, use, reuse, recycling, and discharge. This session invites presentations that reimagine the future of water from a holistic and futuristic standpoint including the use of exponential use of nanotechnologies in sensing/detection, and contamination remediation. Presentations are invited on futuristic ways to use, reuse and recycle water, sensing/detection and contamination remediation, smart agriculture to conserve water, Internet-of-things to monitor water use, artificial intelligence in water management, data analytics, and smart buildings concepts.
Prof. Ashok Vaseashta International Clean Water Institute,
Transylvania University of Brasov,
‘Future of Water – Finding Solutions Using Nexus of Exponential Technologies’ Abstract (PDF)