“Waste-Water-Energy as a Resource for a Sustainable Future”

7th and 9th August 2019
UNITE building, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Howard College Campus, Durban, South Africa

Under the aegis of:

Clean water, energy and sustainable waste management underpin the economic and social development of countries. Water is needed for energy production, and energy is crucial for the provision and treatment of water. Sustainable energy harvesting/ storage technologies and water treatment systems are required for an efficient managing of renewable energy sources and water. The challenge is also to address the interdependence between waste, water, energy, climate change and pollution. Therefore, innovative technologies are globally needed. The workshop aims at bringing together scientists, municipalities and industries in a forum to discuss current and future directions of materials and technology innovations that address the global waste-water-energy nexus challenges.

The workshop is organized by the SARCHI Chair in Waste and Climate Change at UKZN within the Italy-South Africa ISARP Project “Integration of High Power Energy Storage Systems for Sustainable Water and Renewable Sources Management” (University of Bologna-University of Pretoria) and is a satellite event of the 70th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry “Electrochemistry: Linking Resources to Sustainable Development “.

The event is sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, the SARCHI Chair in Waste and Climate Change and the Italian-South Africa Joint Research Project (ISARP).

Italy-South Africa joint Research Programme - ISARP

Italy and South Africa have pursued a successful bilateral research cooperation since 2000. This cooperation has financed numerous joint research projects between researchers which also included the training of students and young researchers. The success of this partnership has led to the establishment of a new Programme, now known as ISARP, between the Directorate General for Country Promotion (Economy, Culture and Science) – Unit for Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the South African Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.


Registration deadline: 15 July 2019

Guest Speakers

Francesca Soavi

University of Bologna

Carlo Santoro

University of the West of England

Ncholu Manyala

University of Pretoria

Cristina Trois

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Daniela Spiga

University of Cagliari

Chris Buckley

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Vincenzo Naddeo

University of Salerno