International Workshop and Practical Training Course: Emergent Materials & Water-Energy Nexus: Concepts, Methodologies and Future Applications
02 - 10 Nov 2019
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in Cairo/Egypt & University of Fayoum In Fayoum/Egypt
The global demand of energy and water is driven by population growth, urbanization and climate change. It is expected that the demand will increase by 50% until 2050. At the same time, water scarcity is one of the most relevant global problems. Moreover, the Arab region is one of the most water stressed regions of the world, because rain fall is rare, but water demand increases constantly due to industrial and agricultural developments; whereas, the renewable water resources remain the same or even diminish.
The situation for energy production is quite similar: The demand is rapidly increasing, resulting in an exponential rise in pollution and global warming. Due to the negative effects of fossil fuels on the environment, renewable energy has grabbed the attention and many countries have commissioned power plants based on solar cells and wind turbines. All types of energy generation consume water either to process the raw materials, constructing and maintaining the plant, or to just generate the electricity itself. Due to the strong links between the water and energy sectors, the concept called Water-Energy Nexus (WEN) has been attracted attention. It is mainly dealing with the detailed interlinks of the two sectors including planning, policies and technologies. It is expected that WEN analysis provide a better understanding of potential solutions for both sectors and to assist policy makers and resource managers to develop low cost, sustainable, and efficient solutions for daily life.
In the field of WEN studies the new term “emergent materials” (EM) has become of high relevance, because of the strong link between novel materials and energy applications. Here, properties of novel “emergent” materials and their potentials for future applications in electronic devices are investigated. In addition, the field deals with interlinks of different sectors including industries, technology development and policies. It is believed that EM analysis can provide a better understanding of potential options for a sustainable development: it can assist policy makers and resource managers to lead the development of low cost, sustainable, environmental and efficient solutions for daily life technologies
The aim of this AGYA project is to organize a workshop and a practical training course for Arab and German students to build a sustainable interdisciplinary network and to discuss different aspects and developments of WEN and EM.
The international workshop is organized in cooperation with the Academy of Scientific Research and Development.
Date, Time & Venue
International Workshop, 05 - 07 November 2019, all day
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo/Egypt
Practical Training Course, 02 - 10 November 2019, all day
Fayoum University & American University Cairo