Workshops

Science Collaboration Symposium // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The British Council is proud to be partnering with the University of Bahrain to organize the 2nd Science Collaboration Symposium, this time under the theme: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus. The Bahrain-UK Science Collaboration Symposium aims to build on the existing collaborations in scientific research, and bring British, Bahraini, and Gulf experts together for a dialogue.

The Water-Food-Energy nexus is a high priority research area for both the UK and the Gulf. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) leads on UK energy research in support of UK Government targets. It has been focusing on large-scale solutions to water scarcity. Fresh water in GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) is scarce and existing desalination technologies are incredibly energy intensive. A substantial amount of oil revenue is consumed annually to generate energy for seawater desalination. Rapid population growth and the desire to improve living standards (together with water pollution due to industrial use of water) are increasing water and energy demands. To secure the future supply of water and energy sources we must make use of alternative sources of energy and technologies. 

The symposium will invite open discussions and investment in future interdisciplinary research to target water efficiency through emerging clean energy technologies, with the aim of forming UK-Gulf country long term collaborations. The symposium will also look into recent advances in desalination and water reuse technologies including the integration of clean energy desalination such as solar thermal desalination. We encourage early-career scientific researchers to present their stimulating research and ideas for knowledge transfer related to water and energy.

This Symposium, organised in collaboration by the British Council, the UK Science & Innovation Network and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Where and when

23-24 Nov 16

Further information

For further information about the Science Collaboration Symposium, please do not hesitate to contactbc.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.bh

Source: British Council website

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