Resource Nexus in Latin America – Sustainable Management of Wastewater and Sludge in Decentralised Areas

  • DATE / TIME:
    2020/11/04    14:50 - 16:20

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    Organisers: UNU-FLORES, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), University of Bonn


    • Dr Serena Caucci, Associate Programme Officer, UNU-FLORES
    • Dr Jorge Cifuentes, San Carlos University of Guatemala (USAC)


    • Christina Froemder, Scientific Coordinator in Sustainability and Innovation Management, UNU-FLORES
    • Raghid Shehayeb, Intern, UNU-FLORES


    The first lecture of this new series will be held by Dr Serena Caucci (UNU-FLORES) on the topic “Resource Nexus in Latin America – Sustainable Management of Wastewater and Sludge in Decentralised Areas”.

    Guest Bio

    Mr Cifuentes is a professor and researcher at USAC. He conducts research in the areas of nanotechnology, biomaterials, and wastewater treatment at the School of Mechanical Engineering and the USAC Research Centre for Engineering. He teaches postgraduate courses on topics such as Instrumentation and Control and Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy. Mr Cifuentes holds a Master in Science in Mechanical Engineering and Nanocomposites and a PhD on climate change and sustainability from Kyung Hee University, South Korea.

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    International Water Colloquium

    UNU-FLORES, in collaboration with Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the University of Bonn, is delighted to present the International Water Colloquium. This joint lecture series on the topic of “Cooperation in Water Management – Tackling a Global Challenge” is an interactive and interdisciplinary colloquium, which forms a dialogue between a scientist and a practitioner from a local partner institution/industry partner. It seeks to showcase the combined forces of collaborative research to tackle global challenges in water management.

    Each session presents one project of a UNU institution and its local partner institute. These sessions are planned to be held online in November and December 2020 and build a start of a long-term relationship and collaborative network between UNU institutions and their local partner universities.

    Each session will be held in the form of a 90-min Zoom webinar, starting with a 60-min lecture/dialogue between the researchers and partners followed by a 30-min discussion round with the audience.

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