Webinar: Productive sanitation and the future
13.08.2012 | 10:00 - 11:00
A one-hour online presentation with breaks for questions and answers, organised by the Water Special Interest Group of the Advanced Chemical Engineering Worldwide (IChemE) and delivered by Mark Hordern, In this webinar, Mark will share his views on the value of productive sanitation over traditional end-of-pipe solutions.
The presentation will focus on Bill and Melinda Gates' Toilet 2.0 vision and innovations, provide examples where ecological sanitation concepts can be adopted in a developed world context, and make a broad economic assessment of sanitation products. Mark would like to encourage an open discussion about attitudes, challenges and innovation, and develop an understanding of what other chemical engineers are doing in this space to make sanitation sustainable.
The webinar is free of charge and open to all.
Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/177366488
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a twitter feed @icheme and #icheme.
Mark Hordern is a chemical engineer who has worked in the water and wastewater industry in Australia for 10 years. In 2008 he spent time in Cambodia as a volunteer with the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development programme, where he learnt first hand about water and sanitation issues facing the developing world. During this time he recognised the value of ecological sanitation for the developing world context, and also the developed world, and the need for organisations to apply engineering rigour to nutrient recovery concepts.
An Associate Member of IChemE, Mark is currently working as a senior process engineer for Queensland Urban Utilities, and is on a mission to educate his colleagues about the value of productive sanitation over traditional end-of-pipe solutions.
Mark will be introduced by Dr Andrew Thompson (Imtech Process Ltd, UK), who became chairman of the Water Special Interest Group in July 2012.
Bastian Etter is based in Switzerland with the research organisation Eawag Aquatic Sciences. He is currently working on a research programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a focus on treatment technologies for urine nutrient recovery.
Bryan Callahan represents the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is preparing to host the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 14 and 15 August 2012. The reinvented toilet is the brainchild of the Foundation's Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program.
Murray HallMurray Hall (CSIRO, Australia) is an environmental engineer and brings together life cycle assessment and life cycle costing to explore alternative system design and opportunities for resource efficiency and cleaner production. He has recently developed a value proposition for resource recovery from wastewater which identified the main resource and pollutant costs and explored alternative system design. This work also draws upon his research on costing of pollution for application in Total Water Cycle Management.
Tony Priestley spent 36 years with CSIRO developing a range of innovative water and wastewater treatment processes, introducing them to industrial application and managing major research teams. From 1995 to 2008 he was Deputy CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality & Treatment, involving 30 research and industry partners with representation from all parts of the Australian water industry. Tony retired from CSIRO in 2010 and is now practising as a private consultant in water and wastewater technology.
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