NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske served on an expert panel at the recent CCST Science Day Symposium at the California Natural Resources Agency. The panel discussed topics including the development of collaborations, the challenges and benefits that came through partnering, and examples of successful partnerships between science-focused organizations. Watch the recording.
NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske shares his thoughts about the future of water on Microsoft’s Future of Infrastructure podcast. Fiske shares his insights related to how infrastructure will need to change to combat climate change, become more efficient, and meet demand in the coming decades. The podcast is part of Microsoft’s Public Sector Center of Expertise, which brings together thought leadership and research relating to digital transformation in the public sector. Listen to the podcast.
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) recently held a briefing that explores innovations in desalination research and opportunities to resolve challenges related to energy intensity and brine disposal. The briefing featured NAWI Process Innovation and Intensification Deputy Topic Area Lead Eric Hoek, NAWI Research Director Meagan Mauter, and NAWI Research Advisory Council Chair David Sedlak. Watch the recording.
NAWI Executive Director Dr. Peter Fiske presented at the Waterloo Filtration Institute 2022 Annual Conference (WFI 2022) on December 6-7, 2022 from 11:15–11:40 a.m. EST. With the theme, “Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living”, the virtual conference addressed the increasingly critical roles of filtration and separation for healthy buildings and the surrounding living environment. Fiske presented on “Pushing the Limit on Desalination: An Update from the NAWI Research Program.” Watch the recording.
In a recent waterloop podcast, NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske explains how desalination is becoming more efficient and effective through innovation in membranes, technologies for handling brine, and extraction of valuable elements. He also talks about upcoming NAWI pilot projects, the role of desalination in addressing water scarcity, and international collaboration. Listen to the podcast.
CBC Radio’s The Current Host Matt Galloway (pictured, left) provided a fresh take on contemporary water issues. He discussed challenges facing the southwestern United States such as drought and climate change. NAWI Executive Director Peter Fiske shares how desalination may play an increasing role in solving water-related crisis. The Current is Canada’s most listened-to radio program. Listen to the episode on CBC Radio One and download the full episode transcript.
“Untapped Potential” is a new nine-minute film by Short Films About Chemistry that explores chemistry-inspired innovations related to water supply, reuse, and purification. The short film features environmental and chemical engineering experts such as NAWI’s Meagan Mauter and David L. Sedlak. Download lesson plan and watch film.