Edited by A.C.E. Association Chimie et Eau, 2006
Plenary Lectures and Perspectives from the CHEMRAWN
XV - International Conference on Chemistry for Water, Paris, France,
21-23 June 2004
The mounting problems of water management around the world, exacerbated
by an ever growing population and equally increasing vital needs, coupled
with a finite natural resource, demand concrete, collective and strategic
actions which chemists are ready to undertake, over and above meetings
and debates. Using various examples, the CHEMRAWN XV Conference shed
new light on the huge, often unsuspected potential offered by chemistry
disciplines, which can bring new solutions to countless known problems.
The prospects opened up by CHEMRAWN XV imply an asserted will to share
the expected progress based on a more proactive, more confident and
more united development model. Precautionary principle and sustainable
development can only be truly meaningful if they are applied to actual
facts. The CHEMRAWN XV Conference set out these realities together with
analyses which underline the need for research strategies with a wider
multidisciplinary approach. New technologies in order to protect reserves
of pure water more effectively, create new resources, optimise the various
uses of water, and treat effluents efficiently are urgently needed.
CHEMRAWN XV has highlighted the emergence of a new chemistry as an
essential component of sustainable development. This new chemistry implies
more science, more technology, more innovation, more solidarity. It
requires the simultaneous combination of basic research, technological
research, environmental research and sociological research within strategies
centred on major objectives such as water.
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The report reviews
the conferences highlights to lay the foundations for a debate
on the future, identifying the main research and development prospects
and formulating appropriate recommendations.
Pierre FILLET "CHEMRAWN XV: A new Chemistry at the Service of Water"
- Scientific Committee of the CHEMRAWN XV Conference
- Editorial Committee
- John M. MALIN (CHEMRAWN)
- François LOOS (French Industry Minister)
- Catherine BRECHIGNAC (CNRS)
- William F. CARROLL (A.C.S.)
- Alain PERROY (CEFIC)
- Leiv K. SYDNES "IUPAC and Safe Water Supply"
- András SZÖLLÖSI-NAGY "The Role of UNESCO"
- William J. COSGROVE "The World's Water"
- Vladyslav GONCHARUK "Water and Progress of Civilization"
- Bernard LEGUBE "Chemistry for Water"
- Yves LEVI "Water, Chemistry and Public Health"
- Jean-Marie ROVEL "Present Status and Future of Desalination"
- Dennis L. HJERESEN "Green Chemistry and Water Resources Management"
- Jean-Bernard LARTIGUE "Distribution: the Growing Role of Plastics
- Ikenna ONYIDO "Chemistry & Water Management in Nigeria"
- Satinder AHUJA & John M. MALIN "The Problem of Arsenic Contamination
- Ellen MEYER "Use of Dry Chlorine in Developing Countries"
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