Events

The Role of Water Technology Innovation in the Blue Economy + AquaHacking Summit

September 10, 2017 - September 13, 2017

Waterloo, Ontario

The Water Institute will host Elsevier’s annual Water Research Conference. Welcoming water colleagues from around the world, the conference will focus on the role of water technology innovation in the blue economy.

This international water conference, co-chaired by the editors-in-chief of the Elsevier journals Water Research and Water Resources and Economics and endorsed by the International Water Association (IWA), aims to highlight, discuss and advance state-of-the-art thinking and research to support the transition towards a blue economy. Focus, in particular, will be on the role of water science and technology innovation and the necessary institutional economic enabling environment to foster sustainable behavioural change in current water use and depletion.

The conference solicits disciplinary and interdisciplinary paper presentations on the relevant technological, economic, social, and governance dimensions underlying technology adoption and behavioural change towards the blue economy.

The 2017 AquaHacking Summit: United for the Lake Erie summit has been integrated into the conference on September 13. This year’s Summit is dedicated to the conservation of Lake Erie and will focus on algae bloom and phosphorus reductions, as well as other efforts to protect and restore the waters of the Great Lakes. AquaHacking will also showcase its Youth Delegation and announce the winners of the AquaHacking Challenge from among the five finalist teams of digital designers, water experts, and business entrepreneurs who dare working on innovative technologies for Lake Erie water issues.

Read more about AquaHacking:

AquaHacking: United for Lake Erie Announces Finalists