With the ever-increasing pressures on the limited resources of our planet, there is today a recognised need to evolve from the “take-make-dispose” model to a more circular model. In the former, mankind's economic activities and lifestyles tend to deplete finite resources and create products that end up in polluting landfills and incinerators. Instead, a circular economy aims at reducing the use of finite resources and reintroducing waste in the production cycle as a raw material.
Transitioning toward a circular model requires us to act now upon the three fundamental components, water-energy-food. The inherent interconnections between these components are complex and must be identified and accounted for to avoid promoting one at the expense of another.
Organised by Cranfield’s School of Water, Energy and Environment, this conference is platform to promote collaboration between scientists and industries to explore, interrogate, and challenge ideas related to making our production and use of water, energy, and food more sustainable.
About the 3 min thesis competition:
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). It is based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland which quickly spread across Australia and New Zealand, and has now gone global.
For detailed information about the 3MT competition, including tips on how to prepare, please visitSome examples of 3MT presentations
Vincent building (52a) auditorium
Keynote speaker: Dr Doug Wilson, Director of Scientific and Evidence Services at Environment Agency (England and Wales)
|09:30-10:00||Keynote speaker: Dr Doug Wilson, Director of Scientific and Evidence Services at Environment Agency (England and Wales) (25 min +5 min Q&A)|
|Session 1: Water, Agrifood & Energy||(each speaker 15 min +5 min Q&A)|
|12:00-13:30||lunch break / poster session (regular and illustration abstract) + Props|
|Session 2: Circular Economy||(each speaker 15 min +5 min Q&A)|
|15:30-16:15||Keynote speaker and discussion/closure|
|16:15-17:00||poster session & three minutes thesis competition|