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The End of Water As We Know It

January 28, 2016 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Nanoscientist Seth Darling (CNM)
Building 240
Argonne OutLoud Lecture Series

Nanoscientist Dr. Seth Darling (CNM) will present "The End of Water As We Know It" at the next Argonne OutLoud Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Bldg. 240 TCS Conference Center.

Event Agenda

6:30 - 7 p.m.: Reception and scientific poster / display session
7 - 8 p.m.: Presentation and Question / Answer session


We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant, cheap and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact that over the next 35 years, the world’s demand for water will rise by 55 percent, and it’s no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century.

Access to clean water will affect everything from how our food is raised to how our economies function.

So how can we reshape a better future for water?

In his talk, Dr. Seth Darling will discuss how we got to this point, what lies ahead, and what can be done now to respond and adapt. He will also give an overview of the research Argonne is doing in this space, including innovative approaches to water treatment.