Multimedia e-learning on technologies for efficient water use
conference contributionposted on 2018-02-12, 15:08 authored by Oscar Anson, Diego Gutierrez, Francisco J. Seron, Adolfo Munoz, Malini Balakrishnan, Vidya S. Batra, E. Diamadopoulos, P. Paraskeva, A. Kraslawski, Y. Avramenko, N. Ratnayake, B Gunawarrdana, T. Mungcharoen
One of the Millennium Development Goals is “To ensure environmental sustainability”, with a special task dedicated to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. This task collides with alarming studies that, for instance, foresee an acute water shortage in India and other Asian countries by 2050. In this conflicting context we present ED-WAVE, a developing project funded by the Asia-Link Programme, participating six countries (India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Greece, Spain and Finland). Its goal is to create a sustainable international cooperation framework and to develop a multimedia tool for e-Learning on technologies for conservation, reclamation and reuse of natural resources. We therefore use IT tools aimed at improving people’s education, including analysis of current water use status in Asia and Europe, review of potential technological interventions, simulation of impacts of specific technology interventions and translation of knowledge into electronic teaching material.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)