As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Alex Mayer, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University, presents: Developing the Great Lakes’ Blue Economy: Water productivity, water depletion, and virtual water trade in the Great Lakes basin.
Coffee and light refreshments provided.
Recent technological advances in the areas of solar photovoltaics, Lithium-Ion-based energy storage, light emitting diodes, and the Internet of Things will substantially change the energy, electrical grid, building, and transportation sectors. Some experts estimate that these will result in economic activity of about $30 trillion over the next two decades.
In this talk, Srinivasan Keshav will discuss recent advances in these areas and speculate on their economic impacts, as well as present some recent research results that attempt to address these changes.