Where and when
27 October 2017
8am - 4pm
Source: Dŵr Uisce project website
The first annual Dŵr Uisce Conference will be hosted by Bangor University in Wales. The theme of this years conference aims to address the challenges we face in our communities - energy poverty, finite resources and climate change. The event will include guest speakers on technical, social and governance perspectives on the importance of valuing our water and energy resources, and discuss how we can ensure water and energy security in the future.
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