When the Taps Run Dry - Will Technology Solve the Water Crisis?

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10b Teknikringen

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What can we do when there is no more water? Will technology solve the problem? Join us for this breakfast seminar where we will find out!

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Welcome to our seminar at KTH in Stockholm seminar - breakfast included!

The drought of summer 2018 proved that water security is an issue also in Sweden. Globally, humans are consuming freshwater at an unprecedented pace and the situation is further exacerbated by climate change and population increase. So how ready are we for an ever increasingly hot climate? How do we safeguard the human right to safe, sufficient and affordable water?

This seminar will discuss the situation in Sweden as well as Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Desalination is often presented as a solution to the shortage of freshwater – but is it really that simple? Can technology save us from our self-inflicted water crisis?

Some questions this seminar will aim to answer include:

- Will Stockholm run out of water? How well-prepared are we for a water shortage?

- Do companies and innovators hold the solution?

- What can we learn from drier regions such as the Middle East?

- What are some of the dangers of large-scale desalination plants?

- How does the technology behind desalination work?

Date:                  Friday 6th of March

Time:                  9:00 - 11:30

Location:            Loungen, entréplan, Teknikringen 10B

(SEED-huset), KTH Campus


9:00 Welcome and Introductions

Sarah Breslin, Stockholm International Water Institute

9:10 Presentations

Susanne Lindhe - Drinking Water Specialist at Stockholm Vatten och Avfall

Jonatan Persson - Founder of Helios Innovations

Malcolm Aw - Executive Chairman, Founder and CTO of Solar Water PLC

10:10 Coffee break

10:30 Presentations cont.

Ingegerd Rosborg, PhD - Drinking Water Researcher at KTH

Andrew Martin, PhD - Professor at The Department of Energy Technology at KTH

11:10 Audience Q&A

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY IF YOU WANT BREAKFAST - however drop-ins are admitted on the day!

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