Engineering for Sustainability: Water and Energy for the Tropics
The Future Belongs to the Tropics
Engineering for Sustainability: Water and Energy in the Tropics
Advancements in engineering have enabled the development of solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The solutions offered not only allow for efficacy but crucially enable access to the world’s resources.
Tropical regions are rich in natural resources that can be used to the benefit of the people who live there. The existence of rivers and rain-fed arable land in tropical regions provide the conditions for most renewable energy sectors to flourish. With just over 79 % of people in the Tropics having access to electricity in 2017, energy sources in the Tropics need to be further exploited to ensure equitable standards of living for all. The Tropics also has over half of the world’s renewable water resources, yet almost half its population is considered vulnerable to water stress.
How can these issues be addressed? This webinar will explore how energy and water in the Tropics can be sustainably provided and managed.