Water Journal : Current November 2017
Almost all human activity relies on water. Water Futures is a commissioned series of eight essays that explore the critical uncertainties, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. To read each essay, visit http://au.mwhglobal.com/water-futures or email email@example.com 1 Climate, security and the Anthropocene era Explore the uncertainties surrounding the global and regional climate, together with the relationship between human action and natural ecosystems. 2 Megacities: complexity, risk and creativity In an era of urban growth, our cities may well lead the way in breaking down boundaries between energy, water and food production. 3 Distributed, networked infrastructures Does a radical departure from the 'one better meet local needs and help drive change? 4 Systems integrators and white space We look at the emergence of systems and integrators with the vision and power to act across multiple systems and deliver new forms of ecosystem design and engineering. 5 Digital intelligence Big data and the internet of things are connecting communities with the world. Computing power and the volume of data is growing---but what does it mean for water? 6 Desalination and brine mining Desalination plants are energy intensive and come with high costs. Did you know that advances in nanotechnology and brine mining could help? 7 Precision agriculture: water security See how precision agriculture is leading the way to vastly improved crop production and security, as well as step 8 Nanotechnology: small worlds, big disruption? We share information on emerging nanotechnology and new materials science; for example, how graphene has the potential to transform water management.
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