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This globally-focused event presents a series of use-inspired solutions to water-energy nexus challenges that have measurable impact on society.

Engineering for Global Development: Use-Inspired Solutions to Water-Energy Nexus Challenges
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:30 a.m.–noon
Biodesign Institute B (BDB) Auditorium B105, Tempe campus [map]
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About the event

Characterizing and solving water-energy nexus challenges is critical to the long-term sustainability and resiliency of our human-natural ecosystem. This is true domestically and internationally, in both urban and rural settings, and across geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Speakers will give TED-style lightning talks that describe their work in problem formulation, interdisciplinary collaboration, cross-cultural engagement, engineering design, and solution delivery to address water-energy problems from around the world. A 30-minute moderated panel will follow with Q&A encouraged from the audience.

Featured speakers

Chris Mattson — associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Design Exploration Research Group, Brigham Young University — will present Village Drill: A Case Study in Engineering for Global Development, With Five Years of Data Post Market-Introduction

Amy Bilton — assistant professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director, Center for Global Engineering, University of Toronto — will present Design of Appropriate Water and Energy Technologies for the Developing World

Kendra Sharp — professor of mechanical engineering and Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering, Oregon State University — will present Assessing Current and Future Climate, Water and Hydropower Scenarios in Data-Sparse Mountain Regions

Rhett Larson — associate professor of law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University — will present Distributed Water Treatment, Storage, and Augmentation and Water Rights in the Middle East

Opening and closing remarks provided by Nathan Johnson, assistant professor, the Polytechnic School, and John Sabo, professor, ASU School of Life Sciences.


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