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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Waste II


Circular Economy & Waste Management in Africa: Sustainable Business Models for Green Jobs Creation
The session featured various enablers for both long- and medium-term national development agendas for solid waste management including policies as well as legal and regulatory frameworks. The session also highlighted initiatives led by both the public and private sectors, focusing on the development of a circular and social economy that drives the creation of green jobs and financial wealth.


Webinar: AI and The Future of Recycling Facilities
Is a smart MRF a smart move? Our webinar tackles this question and more as we dive into how the future of recycling facilities is being shaped by advances in artificial intelligence—not just robotic sorters but AI at every step of the recycling process. BHS Chief Technology Officer Thomas Brooks explores the past, current and future use of this evolving technology from real-life case studies to real-time material classification.


(Future of) recycling and use of recycled plastics in food packaging
(Future of) recycling and use of recycled plastics in food packaging


Future of Waste Recycling Technology
This panel is organized under the theme "Future of Waste" curated by Prof. Margaret Bates of Northampton University


The Future of Waste Management - is a Circular Economy truly possible?
The Millennium City is the first prototype urban development master plan for a futuristic city in Luzon to be powered by waste-to-energy technologies. The future city includes the design of two major projects: the urban development of Millennium City and a waste-to-energy facility located in Barangay Balayan, Batangas. Its 44,000-sqm total land area fragments into 14 land use and 11 districts, populated by numerous structures inspired by meta-modern and neo-futurist architecture.


Keynote Conference Speaker - Futurist: Packaging, Energy, Paper, Waste, Recycling, Sustainability
Futurist conference speaker - industry trends. Future trends in paper and packaging industry- entire 30-minute presentation. Paper and packaging industry. Future of sustainable packaging, paper, logistics. Demographics, digital impact, distribution and destiny.


The Future of Waste with Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton
Technology has brought a completely different life style. Sci Tech Voyager Jheni Osman travels in time and over the world to explore how these revolutionary technologies were invented, how they are produced today and how they will evolve in the future.


Future of Retail - Renewable Energy and Circular Economies - futurist speaker Nikolas Badminton
What if we create sustainable retail operations by switching to renewable energy and circular economy principles?


Future of Waste Management – Turning #waste into #Energy
The future of Waste management starts and proceeds with technological adjustments. Like every other industry, to proceed, the waste management industry needs to become digitized and data-driven to advance its work field.


What the Future: Waste
Each person produces almost a ton of trash per year. Ipsos research finds that consumers want to waste less and want brands to help them. From our latest issue of What the Future, expert interviews supported by Ipsos consumer data and research explore how consumers look to brands to innovate and lead efforts to a more sustainable tomorrow.


"What does the future of waste management and recycling look like?" - Picking Up by Robin Nagle
Robin Nagle and John Doherty discuss what waste management and recycling may look like in the future.


Reimagining Food Waste: Future Thought Leaders Series
Food waste is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. What to do? A panel of experts convened by Kitchens for Good and the Berry Good Food Foundation explores how to reverse this trend by connecting suppliers with those who will benefit most from increased access to healthy foods.


TEDxGrandValley - Michael Merren - Envisioning a Zero Waste Future
Michael Merren is the Sustainability Officer at Mel Trotter Ministries of Grand Rapids. In this role Michael is responsible for organizing food waste composting and runs an award-winning recycling program with a capture rate of 82%. The Mission sends zero waste to landfill. Michael instituted a zero-waste event policy last year, speaks on zero waste around the state and has executed a number of zero waste events.


Zero waste cities - the dream of Anja comes true | Anja Cheriakova | TEDxUtrecht
Zero waste cities where all waste and residual products are being reused or recycled” - that’s the dream and the course of action De Clique has taken to heart - and in practice. Zero waste cities where all waste and residual products are being reused or recycled” - that’s the dream and the course of action De Clique has taken to heart - and in practice. Because the residual waste produced by local caterers and businesses is already been remade and re-used as fertilizer for the production of plants, foods or raw materials from which new products are being enhanced.


We can fuel the future with industrial waste | Sheeba Dawood | TEDxGreensboro
The future of electrification will require increasing abilities to store electricity in batteries -- which require lithium. The use of a nanotechnology approach will expand recovery of lithium from waste products at reduced cost and effort. Dr. Sheeba Dawood is a nanoscientist and CEO and co-founder of Minerva Lithium LLC. Dawood leveraged lithium-trapping technology she developed as a doctoral student into her spin-off company, which aims to disrupt the energy storage industry.


Re think, Re-define and Re-design waste for future without landfills | Nupur Tandon | TEDxBistupur
It is about time that we stop doing "Deceptive Cleaning". The onus is on each one of us to start managing our own waste to divert it from illegal dumping and burning and convert it into resource. Nupur, someone who ran on the tracks of Allahabad in her school days as an athlete in her, continues to run the tracks even now, however these tracks are towards the goal of creating social and environmental change.


A technology that could cause landfills to fall into obsolescence | Johnny Poore | TEDxAtlanta
Landfills are where garbage that cannot or are not being recycled end up and they are expensive to maintain and environmentally undesirable. Johhny Poore is the executive director of Solid Waste Authority in rural Barnesville, Ga., and he is testing technology that transforms garbage into usable gas and environmentally benign and reusable by-products that bypass the landfill.


How Plasma can fix our waste problem | Tom Whitton | TEDxMontreal
What happens to garbage after we throw it out? Are landfills and recycling our only options? Plasma, the 4th state of matter, is one of the ways that innovative minds have developed to maximize energy and material recovery from waste. Tom Whitton shows us how we can avoid sending value-rich waste to environmentally-unfriendly dead-end landfills and discusses the barriers preventing its adoption. As we emerge from COP21 and seek long term solutions, plasma is a viable option to help solve our growing waste management problems.


A Zero Energy, Water, Waste Future | Mike Dieterich | TEDxHerndon
Mike discusses the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment. He suggests how we can zero our human footprint.


2021 Future City Theme Webinar: A Waste-Free Future and the Circular Economy
Recorded live on Oct. 19th, 2021, this webinar is for Future City teams and anyone else interested in this year's theme: A Waste-Free Future. Hear from professionals and experts about what they're doing today. Get inspired as you learn all about concepts of a circular economy!


Also see: Waste Videophile


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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Medicine


The Future of Medicine in Africa
A diverse group of panelists discuss their experiences working or conducting research in the field of medicine across the African continent and how the current landscape shapes the future in terms of medical practice and medical research.


Precision Medicine and Entrepreneurship: Shaping the Future of Health in Africa?
COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong, CEO of 54gene, about genomics research and precision medicine in Africa, as well as his company’s response to COVID-19.


The Future of Medicine
Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of the technologies that Cambridge University researchers are developing and which are set to revolutionise medicine in the future. To tie-in with the recent launch of the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, researchers discuss some of the most exciting developments in medical research and set out their vision for the next 50 years.


Future Medicine
From the tangible impact of genomics and big data, and the huge potential of personalised medicine, to the creative use of new technology, hear from a panel of world class medical experts – Anushka Patel, Louisa Jorm, Anand Deva and Joseph Powell with Vlado Perkovic – as they discuss key discoveries, and what the future of medicine could look like for us all.


Best of Future Medicine 2022
70 top international scientists, who presented their innovative concepts and visions in 3-minute short talks, keynotes and debates.


Medical Technology and the Future of Medicine
Trends and technologies that will shape the future of medicine, medical practices and the delivery of care.


Life Sciences Innovation and the Future of Medicine
Six world-renowned scientists share their vision for what’s possible and present their work that spans the spectrum from blue-sky research to translational science and therapeutics.


The future of medicine
Take this tour of medicine's future with some of the trailblazing doctors charting its course. Once you've seen a transplantable human kidney created from a 3D printer, almost anything is imaginable.


EMCDDA webinar: Preparing for the future — applying a foresight approach in the drugs field
This webinar marks the official launch of the EMCDDA’s foresight toolkit for the drugs field entitled How to run a trends workshop in the drugs field. The event also aims to promote a foresight approach and increase foresight literacy among the EMCDDA’s stakeholders and to take stock of current initiatives in this area and reflect on possible ways forward.


How Will Be The Future Technology Of Healthcare In 2050?
From how it can grow, to how it can cure, and how the human race needs to prepare for what's coming, join us as we show you the future of healthcare via the year 2050.


Our Home Will Be The Hospital Of The Future? - The Medical Futurist
People usually depict amazing technologies and really spectacular devices when they are asked about the future hospitals. But what if the majority of care could be provided in our actual homes by getting wearable and different kinds of devices to our bathroom or bedroom and measuring what needs to be measured. So let’s see what would be needed to make our home the new clinic, the hospital of the future.


The Future of Hospitals
The costs of poor health could reach 15% of GDP in advanced economies by 2050. Leading experts discuss the problems facing modern healthcare systems.


Health Predictions: the future of healthcare
In the latest of our Predictions series, we take a look at what the future of healthcare will look like.


The Future Hospital 2050: Innovation in surgical care
Rapid advances and convergence between medical and digital technology are redefining surgery and the future operating theatre. From hybrid operating theatres equipped with medical imaging devices enabling pioneering and minimally invasive surgery, to open-plan style ‘barn’ theatres and robotic-assisted surgery, there are new opportunities to rethink the way we design surgical settings. A panel of global experts will explore how design innovation and new technology will converge to deliver surgery in the future.


The Future Hospital 2050: Innovation in critical care
The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for healthcare, but it has also paved the way for transformational change in preparedness, response and recovery. Expandable and flexible bed and staffing capacities, safer ICU design, more effective triage, digital transformation and adoption of AI, and new approaches to communication with patients and families are all changing the way critical care services and facilities are being planned and designed. An expert panel will imagine what critical care medicine and the settings in which it is delivered will look like in the future.


The Future Hospital 2050: Innovation in emergency care
Before the pandemic, emergency care services across the world were under increasing pressure, yet many patients could have been better treated in community settings, and in many instances at home. The reduction in crowding in emergency care during the pandemic presents an opportunity for the reconfiguration of services and settings, including greater use of virtual care. Innovative ideas like Wolfson Economics Prize finalist, The Smart ED, an airline-style pod design that reimagines the emergency department, will be discussed, as an expert panel explores the drivers that will transform the design of urgent and emergency care settings and services in the future.


Doctors, apps and artificial intelligence - The future of medicine
Artificial intelligence is changing health care. It promises better diagnoses and fewer mistakes and all in less time. While some associate AI with a frightening dystopian future, many doctors see it as a source of support.


Frontiers in Medicine 2022: The Future of Medicine Is Here
Frontiers in Medicine gathered Stanford Medicine's scientific and philanthropic communities in the historic Frost Amphitheater to explore a future of medicine that is both innovative and human-centered. A future that harnesses AI and big data to transform how we deliver care. A future where knowledge of human biology at a cellular, molecular, and genomic level heightens our ability to treat and cure precisely. A future that is here today—at Stanford Medicine.


The Future of Medicine: CRISPR, Drug Prices & Gene Therapy
What Happens Next examines the future as we confront massive technological transformations in central aspects of daily life. In this episode, we focus on water, food, work, driving, meat, and fact.


The Future of Medicine is Predictive | Stephanie Campbell | TEDxBristol
Medicine is about to become predictive. But are we ready for the game-changing opportunities that are opening up for us in the AI healthcare revolution?


The future of medicine | Aaron Ciechanover | TEDxTelAviv
Prof Ciechanover present as a “tourist that happened to peek into in a discovery that has been here since the beginning of time”. A discovery for the whole of humanity.


What Happens When We Mix Real Doctors, Big Data, and AI? | Atul Butte | TEDxHarkerSchool
What Happens When We Mix Real Doctors, Big Data, and AI? | Atul Butte | TEDxHarkerSchool


Health++ The Future of Medicine • Karen Otte
Science fiction series, such as Star Trek, promised us medical devices like the tricorder, which can diagnose any disease within minutes. I don't know when this will be available (they are working on it!), but I would like to show you some of the current developments in medical technology. The influence of technology is everywhere and the health and medical industry is no exception. We live in a time where gaming devices can be used for the treatment of anxiety.


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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Creativity


Ije Nwokorie: The Future of Creativity in the Age of Automation
As the CEO of creative consultancy Wolff Olins, one of the world’s most influential brand businesses, IJE NWOKORIE leads offices in London, New York, San Francisco, and Dubai, working with companies such as GE, American Express, Skype, Orange, Mercedes Benz, Tate, (RED), AoL, and London2012. Here, he argues that the voices warning of a dystopian future where technology is pitted against society are growing, and they are not without justification. People pay less attention to each other, are in less control of their identities, and huge swathes of the workforce are being replaced by machines. It doesn’t have to be this way. By establishing new norms, behaviors, and skills, technology can be used as a creative force for good to aid in the great challenges of our times and improve the overall societal welfare.


Arts, Future Technologies and the African Story
Most anticipated discussion about the role of future technologies and arts to the African societies, a discussion with Ralph Borland, Founder at African Robots; Gadi Ramadhani, Art Curator & Founder of KokoTEN Studio; Ngaira Mandara, Creative Artist; Rebecca Corey, MD at Nafasi Art Space; moderated by Jumanne Mtmbalike, Co-Founder at Sahara Sparks.


The Future of Synthetic Content and Creativity by @FanaticalFuturist
The way we create content in the future will be dramatically different to how we do it today, and both content creation and creativity will become increasingly democratised. During this keynote I zoom out across the next twenty years and show highlight reels of some of the major technologies that will turn the $6 Trillion content industry on its head.


The Future of Creativity and Culture: Futurist Gerd Leonhards Keynote speech XMediaLab Ba
This is the complete video of his keynote on the future of culture, content, media and creativity at the 2017 XMedialab event in Basel, Switzerland, October 2017.


The future of creativity
Scenarios on the future of creativity. Under the theme of Divergent – they polled the audience in the week before asking them for the most uncertain aspects about the future of creativity and then with colleauge Tim Willard we turned those uncertainties into four different scenarios for what creativity may look like in 2025.


The Future of Creativity | Seda Röder | TEDxKoenigsallee
As a concert pianist, Seda deeply engages with the sound possibilities in and around her piano. Her nicknames are “the piano hacker” and “creativity advocate”. How she earned these nicknames will become evident on the TEDxKoenigsallee stage, where she will present new and creative ways to play and engage with the piano.


The Future of Creativity and Innovation is Gamification: Gabe Zichermann at TEDxVilnius
Gabe Zichermann is the chair of GSummit where top gamification experts across industries gather to share knowledge and insight about customer & employee engagement and loyalty. He is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose next book, The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013) looks at how leaders are leveraging gamification strategy to crush the competition. His books have helped define the industry's standards and frameworks, and continue to be key reference materials today.


The Future of Creativity: The Work
Ad Age Creativity editors chat live with adam&eveDDB’s Rick Brim, Wieden+Kennedy’s Colleen DeCourcy and Droga5’s David Droga. Plus, a guest-curated edition of Creativity Top 5.


Creativity over the career | Pier Vittorio Mannucci | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool
Dr Pier Vittorio Mannucci's talk will focus on how to keep employees’ creative potential alive over their careers, and how understanding the evolution of employees’ creative needs and creative processes can help companies optimize their innovative output and success. Dr Pier Vittorio Mannucci is an assistant professor at London Business School. His research focuses on how to make every employee creative, and on how individuals and categories that are usually depicted as less creative are just the victims of stereotyping and/or inappropriate stimuli. He has published research in top academic journals on how individuals can be consistently creative over time, and on the effects of social networks and technology and on individual and team creativity.


What is the future of creativity? by Susan Greenfield, Author of Mind Change
Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. Susan talks about her hopes for a world in which technology is liberating and the world has learned how to foster creativity and talent.


Technology and The Future of Creativity: Steven Shepard at TEDxManchesterVillage
Dr. Steven Shepard is the founder of the Shepard Communications Group in Williston, Vermont, co-founder of the Executive Crash Course Company, and founder of Shepard Images.


Five Nobel Laureates discuss: The future of creativity
May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser, Randy Schekman, Michael Levitt, Carl Wieman discuss how technology might affect creativity.


TEDxPearlRiver - Joanne Ooi - The future of creativity
Orginally from Singapore, but raised in the USA, Joanne Ooi has lived in Hong Kong since the 1990s. She was formerly the Creative Director of Shanghai Tang and was responsible for transforming the traditional Chinese label into an Orient-Chic powerhouse. Today, Joanne is the CEO of the Clean Air Network in Hong Kong, which helps to motivate and educate the public about the benefits of breathing clean air.


TEDxPerm - Umberto Giraudo - Creativity Future and Our Future
Umberto Giraudo: Programme Leader, Product Design course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow). Umberto tells us about the future of creativity which strongly depends on our historical heritage.


Coding, creativity, and the future of work | Jason Madar | TEDxLangaraCollege
A talk about the importance of teaching our kids how to code, how it will affect their creativity and the future work they can expect. Jason Madar is an educator, leader, academic, and software developer with over 20 years of experience.


The Convergence of Art, Technology & Creativity | The Future of Creative Technology
Join Beatie Wolfe -- UN Women role model for innovation and musical visionary - and The Mill's Will MacNeil as they discuss the power of combining art and technology to convey powerful messages that instigate social change, in a conversation moderated by Dan Phillips.


Yemi A.D. I Future of Creativity I SingularityU Czech Summit 2019 | Singularity University
During his professional career, Yemi has evolved from a dancer to choreographer, director and producer. Today he is one of the most wanted creative authors – he worked for several years with American rapper and superstar Kanye West, with whom he created dozens of concerts, & tours around the globe, including shows like Saturday Night Live, or VMAs.


Augmented Creativity: The Future of Digital Storytelling with Wesley ter Haar | Adobe Creative Cloud
Storytelling is powerful — messages delivered as stories are up to 22 times more memorable than just facts. Join Wesley ter Haar, COO of MediaMonks & executive director at S4 Capital Group, to explore how you can develop experiences that create connections between your brand and its customers through memory. Creatives and designers play an important role in making this a reality and producing work that lives on in memory for consumers, but they need technology to augment their talent.


Cultivate Creativity to Fuel the Future | Josh Johnston | TEDxHuntsville
Josh Johnston shares his creative journey and inspiration behind his many art installations in his community and the benefit it offers to future generations around him.


2nd Renaissance Ep 01 The Future of Creativity and Design with Vince Frost and Anders Sörman-Nilsson
In the 2nd Renaissance podcast we decode the rebirth of human creativity in a technology-driven world. In 2020, the future arrived sooner than we thought. In our inaugural episode global futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson interviews designer and thinker Vince Frost. We cover concepts such as human-centred design and design thinking and how they can be used to re-design ones life as well as the world. Vince speaks about his personal journey of re-designing his life and health, and the rise of conscious capitalism and why doing well while doing good is the new entepreneurial imperative, and why we are all born creative - no matter whether we are more right brained or left brained.


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Water II

Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Water


The future of water and urbanization in Africa
The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies organized, in partnership with the Futures Studies Forum and the UNESCO foresight directorate, an international meeting on the theme: "The future of water and urbanization in Africa." Attended by experts from sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region, this meeting has been dedicated to the appropriation of advanced analysis tools in the field of foresight and their application to two structural issues, namely water security and urban development. Other aspects were discussed, including possibilities for cooperation between the represented institutions in the objective of sharing their expertise in the field of future studies.


Water Strategy and Future Thinking at the City of Cape Town
Michael Webster is Executive Director for Water and Waste at City of Cape Town. We explore the City’s water strategy and key commitments, lessons from the 2018 water crisis, recent progress made, future thinking, new technologies, opportunities and challenges for private sector collaboration, and advice for cities grappling with water management.


Water & Africa - The Future Now Show
The African continent ‘boasts’ the highest percentage of any global population without access to clean water. What does the future look like for this population, short-term and long-term (think climate change) in terms of access to water when the situation is already dire in so many parts of the continent and the status quo seems never to change? But maybe it is changing – economic growth is at least being seen and the US and China are focussing ever more attention there.


The future of water in Africa: Sustainable solutions for water management
The future of water in Africa: Sustainable solutions for water management


The Future of Water
The latest installment of our What Happens Next series looks for solutions in an unlikely spot: a city perched on the edge of the world’s oldest desert. For the residents of Windhoek, Namibia, the arid future arrived long before the growing freshwater crisis made headlines around the world. And this city responded to worsening cycles of drought by tapping water resources from a radical source that was already on hand: wastewater from their own city sewers. And while the technology for building a toilet-to-tap management system isn’t new, the mindset required to do here offers a lesson to any city facing an increasingly arid future.


The Future of Water 2030 by Futurist Keynote Matthew Griffin
The Future of Water 2030 by Futurist Keynote Matthew Griffin


The Future of Water
Join The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and The Pew Charitable Trusts for a conversation about the future of water. We look forward to engaging with you on key questions about water resources and security.


What data shows the future of water could look like | Max Jacobo Moreno-Madrinan | TEDxIndianapolis
Water is a core need that is both threatened and threatening. In this talk, Dr. Max Jacobo Moreno-Madrinan talks about the future consequences of climate change that include fresh water insecurity and the encroachment of sea levels into cities built on our world's coasts. Born and raised in Colombia, Dr. Max Jacobo Moreno-Madriñán is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science within the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.


Scientists have created edible water
'Ooho' by Skipping Rocks Lab is an edible water bottle created out of 100% biodegradable brown algae that is an environmental-friendly alternative to plastic bottles.


What is the Future of Water?
Pew interviewed two leading experts about the future of water for a short video conversation. In this video, you can hear insights from Jay Famiglietti, professor and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Sandra Postel, the director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project and the author of Replenish, The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.


The Future of Water: Mark Owen at TEDxOSU
Mark Owen is an OSU Mechanical Engineering graduate and has a Masters of Technology in Advanced Manufacturing from the University of Limerick Ireland. He is an inventor and entrepreneur, and was the founder of both Phoseon Technology and Puralytics. Puralytics has developed a water purification technology and products which are sustainable and have applications in both here and in the developing world. Puralytics has won numerous global awards for their technology and products. Mark Owen will discuss the future of water and how new technology will be required sustain it.


The Future of Water: Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy at TEDxUSF
A leading global water professional, Dr. Vairavamoorthy shares how his cultural and spiritual connection with water was developed and how that led to principles of good water stewardship. He shares a story of water and a vision for our future with water that is inspiring and immensely relevant to the future of our planet and our communities.


Imagining our Future with Water | Jared Bramblett | TEDxCharleston
Flooding is escalating: solutions are daunting. Jared, engineer and expert on issues relating to flood mitigation, sees the need for increasing collective awareness on sea-level rise impact and modifying approaches to accelerating risks. Jared is a professional engineer with over 13 years of experience working with public and private sector clients throughout the southeast. His technical work primarily includes stormwater master plans, watershed assessments, flood mitigation and drainage improvement projects, green infrastructure design, and resilient projects and programs.


A Fresh Water Future
The poor health and disruption of water systems has compromised our ability to weather the deadly droughts, heatwaves and floods that have become the norm and are expected to worsen in the future.


The Future of Water -The Waterlords
The documentary looks at how the struggle to control and use water will impact political power relations worldwide and influence cooperation, conflict and peace and the destinies of countries and entire continents in the decades to come. The importance of the water question is growing because we are living in a period of world history when fear of climatic changes has become a dominant worry worldwide, and when all societies have to prepare for what is expected to be changes in the water landscape.


Water Alchemy: Attila Bodnar at TEDxDanubia
Our relation to water is ambivalent: when we are thinking about it we imagine the crystal clear source of life, yet in the urban area our water treatment is a mess. Literally. But wasting water like that is no longer an option. It's time to rethink our wastewater treatment in a new efficient, organic and urbanic way. Attila Bodnár shows us his idea of water renewal gardens, where the water cycle closes in a beautiful way.


Water 2050: Voices of the Future of Water
In 2050, what will water utilities, and the entire water community, look like? In this video, young water professionals from around the world speak up about their vision of the future. They have big ideas, big questions, and plenty of hope and determination.


Also see: Fresh Water Videophile

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Solar Energy

Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Solar Energy


(EN) Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa
This event held at the sidelines of IRENA 12th Assembly in January 2022 is the final session of the LTES Africa webinar series, featuring the development and use of LTES by selected African power pools. It aims to share the lessons learnt from the African power pools’ LTES planning practices, both in terms of institutional governance as well as LTES methodologies.


The potential for solar energy
This talk describes promising pathways for advanced solar technologies and for integrating solar with energy storage and other technologies. Becca Jones-Albertus also looks at the associated projections for solar deployment based on NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System model.


The beautiful future of solar power | Marjan van Aubel
The sun delivers more energy to earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops and stained glass windows into elegant solar cells -- and shares her vision to make every surface a power station.


The Future of Solar Power
Solar power has been promised for decades as bringing us a bright future, and at last is beginning to see widespread use. What new innovations and opportunities await Solar in the decade to come?


Sources of uncertainty in long-term global scenarios of solar photovoltaic technology
The deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has consistently outpaced expectations over the past decade. However, long-term prospects for PV remain deeply uncertain, as recent global scenarios span two orders of magnitude in installed PV capacity by 2050. In this study, auhors systematically compile an ensemble of 1,550 scenarios from peer-reviewed and influential grey literature, including IPCC and non-IPCC scenarios, and apply a statistical learning framework to link scenario characteristics with foreseen PV outcomes. Results show that a large portion of the uncertainty in the global scenarios is associated with general features such as the type of organization, energy model and policy assumptions, without referring to specific techno-economic assumptions. IPCC scenarios consistently project lower PV adoption pathways and higher capital costs than non-IPCC scenarios. In the work here presented, authors thus recommend increasing the diversity of models and scenario methods included in IPCC assessments to represent the multiple perspectives present in the PV scenario literature.


Solar Energy Technology | Future Proof Products and Solutions
Join this exciting conversation with leading renewable organizations to discuss about innovation and the future technology roadmap of the solar industry.


Solar Cell Technology Evolution and Future Trajectories
Solar Cell Technology Evolution and Future Trajectories


What Will the Solar Cities of the Future Look Like?
This video takes a look at the city of the future that is built around solar power and solar technology. Seeing how people are building solar panel projects, not just on land, but on water (floating solar farms), and up in the air.


Innovative ideas and smart technology are transforming solar power
These ideas and business models are changing the way people think about solar power.


Upward Bound: Power Satellites
Beaming energy down from satellites in orbit to replace the production of electricity on Earth may solve many of our problems, and avoid a potential economic or ecological crisis such as energy bottlenecks or global warming. Today we will explore how wireless microwave transmission of energy down to rectennas may not only be possible, but could be massively profitable in the near future and spur our exploration and colonization of space.


Solar 3.0: This New Technology Could Change Everything
In this video we'll explore the world's fastest improving new solar technology, and provide an exclusive peek inside the lab of a team working on this breakthrough material.


5 Inventions Showing Us the Future of Solar Energy
When you imagine the energy of the future, solar power is probably in the picture – but in recent years, less than 2% of the world’s electricity has come from solar power. Here are 5 new inventions that are likely to change that.


Why Transparent Solar Panels Are The Future
A visionary new technology wants to upend the way we power society by harvesting solar energy from windows on your home, the windscreen of your car, and even from the screen of your smartphone.


The Future of Green Technology: Hyperloop and Solar-Powered Planes
In this episode, we look at some of the ways technology is helping us solve the big environmental problems of our age. From satellites that map sea surface height, to the development of sustainable fuels such as hydrogen, scientists are using their ingenuity to find answers that will enhance our lives in the future. An aircraft that runs just on solar power, a tech company that’s using its mapping expertise to fight floods and a farmer using futuristic technology to protect his tomato plants are among the innovations profiled in this episode.


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