The Food-Water-Energy Nexus - Global Challenges: Chemical Engineering Solutions
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Session at the Chemeca 2012 // The Food-Water-Energy Nexus - Global Challenges: Chemical Engineering Solutions

Session by Ed Daniels, Global Solutions Downstream, Shell Research Ltd., United Kingdom

More than 9 billion people are expected to live on Earth by 2050, up from 7 billion today. Asia's fast-growing cities will absorb much of this growth, with three in four people living in urban centres. As living standards improve, many will move out of poverty and gain access to energy, a paradox emerges: the world's growing prosperity may undermine the benefits that this prosperity brings. Meeting the needs of a growing population and rising middle class will put stress on the world's energy, water and food supplies.

These vital resources are also tightly linked: for example rising energy consumption adds strain on the world's water stocks and vice versa. Energy providers, for instance, are among the largest industrial consumers of freshwater - water is needed for drilling, flooding wells, refining crude and producing biofuels and also power generation and transportation. At the same time, energy is required for the supply purification, distribution and treatment of water and wastewater. Chemical engineers have a crucial role to play in shaping the understanding of the connections between energy, water, food and climate systems - and devising some of the practical solutions to begin to address such dilemmas and stresses.

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Water Future Conference // Towards a Sustainable Water Future, 24 - 27th September 2019 Bengaluru, India

The conference will focus on the current state of Global Water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets without leaving no one behind.

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Nexus Conference // African Climate Risks Conference 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. This years ACRC will be held from October 7 - 9 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The overarching theme is: Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions. One conference theme covers “Cross-cutting issues: water-energy-food-health nexus”.

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Nexus Event // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a...

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