First Trans-Asia IWA-YWP Conference on Smart Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment – Technoscape 2020

Sophie Felleiter

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Far from being a niche concern, water is the heart of everything we do. The reasons are many – increasing world population, climate change, changing consumption patterns, expansion of irrigated agriculture and improving living standards. Depleting freshwater resources like groundwater and glaciers add on to the concerns. We have concepts and theoretical constructs of the business of water, but the bottom line is we have no choice except judiciously managing the resources to improve lives in a sustainable manner. To keep up with globalization, innovation of various technologies can help manage these dire challenges and showcase a more sustainable path with lower costs and wider effects all the while supporting economic growth. Methods invented and practiced to conserve and treat water are Desalination, Membrane Separation, Ion Exchange, etc. It is the need of the hour to convene a congress of learned men from different specialties devoted to sustainable water to deliberate, contribute to building solution and exchange of knowledge. Hence, it is proposed to convene Technoscape 20 – First Trans-Asia Conference on Smart Technologies for Water and Waste Water Treatment at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore from 16th - 19th December 2020. Technoscape 20 aims to engage a broad spectrum of innovations and hope to bring an amalgamation of ideas, inventions, and research to the forefront. This conference will address the following broad issues regarding water : - water quality, quantity, and groundwater/surface water management - water supply and sanitation planning - water quantity and quality - physical, economic and social aspects of water resources management - Communication and networking between main Water management groups, consumers, and specialists group