WaterTalk: The Next Water Revolutions

Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)


As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, David Sedlak, Plato Malozemoff Professor, Director, Berkeley Water Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA will present: The Next Water Revolutions.

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Climate change, development and an underinvestment in water infrastructure are increasing stress on water systems worldwide.  Although some of the world’s water problems can be addressed by employing existing technologies and policy reforms, there are opportunities to develop new approaches to water treatment and management that can address water scarcity, escalating costs and environmental impacts.  This talk will describe the current status of water systems and opportunities from researchers to be part of a revolution in the way that water is treated and managed.   

Speaker bio

David Sedlak

David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley where he is the Director of the Berkeley Water Center and Deputy Director of the NSF engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).  Sedlak is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards including the Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research and the Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research.  He is also the author of “Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource”. 

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