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Society, water and wastewater

Future Water and the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) jointly invite you to two public lectures:

13:00 Craig Sheridan

Water in South Africa: Devastating droughts, population expansion, climate change, poor governance, energy and food shortages and macro-pollutants.  

In this presentation Craig will paint the picture of how society impacts water and how water impacts society in the context of South Africa.  A society with elements of the best and worst of the developed and developing worlds. He will also present some of the research that his group at Wits are doing, showing their links from treating poor water quality to opportunities for producing energy.

Assoc. Prof. Craig Sheridan, MIChemE, Pr. Eng.
Director: Centre in Water Research and Development
School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Richard Ward Building
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

followed by 
14:00 George Ekama

Some opportunities and challenges for urban wastewater treatment

George is a Professor of Water Quality Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, and recently won a prestigious award for a collaborative project in Palermo (read more).

After the two lectures there will be time for some questions and an informal social gathering.

Friday, October 20, 2017 -
13:00 to 16:00

Studio 1, Chemical Engineering Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

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No RSVP required.