This was the 10th PACN Congress, and brought together over 200 participants from across Africa and the globe to discuss current research, challenges, new developments and crucial issues on the topic of Water.
The speaker and participants shared expertise and best practice and discussed cutting edge research and applications. It reflected the diversity of science and research that can help solve challenges of water security and water safety, with a focus on the chemical sciences. The conference gave all participants the opportunity to engage with other scientists, exchange ideas and previous events have led to new collaborations and partnerships.
ThemesThere were 4 themes covered in the scientific sessions, these were:
- Water and Health – including sanitation, waterborne disease, pathogen detection, disinfection, disease prevention and disease treatment
- Wastewater management and treatment – including water reuse in industrial, agricultural and domestic environments
- Water quality and contamination – including pollutant monitoring, removal of pollutants and analytical techniques
- Water policy – including the implementation and assessment of chemical science innovations for sustainable water
International Science Programme eventThe International Science Programme (ISP) commits long term support to institutionally based research groups and scientific networks in low-income countries, strengthening their research in the basic sciences physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
The Cross Cultural Partnership event took place on the Friday afternoon of the PACN Congress and welcomes all participants to learn more about ISP and to discuss the future development of the programme.
Find further information at: www.isp.uu.se