Engineering for Sustainability: Water & Energy for the Tropics

 

The Future Belongs to 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 with 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.

Speakers:

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22 SEPTEMBER 2020

JOIN US ONLINE FROM 10 AM – 12.45 PM (GMT+8)

Highlights:

 

  • Energy for the Tropics  

Prof. Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar FASc and Prof. Dato’ Dr Kamaruzzaman Sopian FASc

  • Water Resource Assessment and Management in the Tropics

Dato’ Ir Lim Chow Hock FASc

  • Engineering Innovation for Sustainability in the Tropics

Prof. Dr Dominic Foo Chwan Yee FASc

  • Panel Discussion on Water and Energy for Sustainability

Moderated by: Prof. Ir Dr Nor Aishah Saidina Amin FASc and Prof. Dr Chong Kok Keong FASc

Guest discussant: Ir Lalchand Gulabrai FASc