SDG9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Deep Decarbonization: A Way Forward on Climate Change

"Global emissions have soared by two-thirds in the three decades since international climate talks began. To make the reductions required, what’s needed is a new approach that creates incentives...

ENGINEERING VIA THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

The University of Florida (UF) has a sustainable materials management group in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. "A combination of field and laboratory activities focus on the applied...

What is “Sustainable Engineering”

"Sustainable engineering is the process of designing or operating systems such that they use energy and resources sustainably, in other words, at a rate that does not compromise the...

Turbines in City Water Pipes To Create Free Electricity

What an awesome project!!!! "If you live in Portland, Oregon, your lights are now powered in part by the water flowing through your pipes. The city recently installed new municipal water...

WEC 2019: “We can’t build a better world without a better construction industry”

Matt Gough’s keynote at the World Engineers Convention focused on how and why the construction industry must move to be more sustainable. "Gough is currently the Director of Innovation at...

Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy

"Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other personal electronic...

Engineers play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Engineers "...skills, and those of engineering technologists and built environment professionals, are critical for water management (goal 6), access to energy (goal 7) and the creation of strong, lasting...

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH BY OUTSTANDING WOMEN.

"Women in Data Science (WiDS) and Stanford Earth hosted a symposium to highlight the research done by women who use data science to assess a range of topics in...

HOW A WASTE TREATMENT PLAN CAN IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

"Although waste is unavoidable in industrial processes, many companies are turning toward business strategies that seek to treat waste with minimal environmental impact — or even better, prevent waste...

LEVEL(S): RELEASING THE POTENTIAL OF OUR BUILDINGS

"The commitment of global leaders to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement have demonstrated their resolve to tackle issues such as climate change, resource...

Forum addresses the future of civil and environmental engineering education

"Battling climate change and adapting communities to be ready for its effects on the world. Ensuring food and water security for an exploding population. Navigating ever-more congested urban landscapes. These...

Hydro Tasmania is actively working towards engineer gender balance.

"It’s hard to believe that in 2019, some professions are still regarded as ‘male’ or ‘female’ careers. We at Hydro Tasmania believe in diversity in the workplace and are...

The IACEE via its 2016 PORTO DECLARATION and SERINA actively underpin these sentiments of the OECD

"Climate change is increasingly impacting on people’s lives, disrupting national economies and transforming ecosystems, including the ocean. The need for urgent, strong and co-operative action based on mutual trust...

Scientists turn plant waste into biodegradable plastic

"Deakin textile and fibre scientists have discovered how to turn plant waste into a biodegradable material that could replace environmentally-damaging plastics such as those used for packaging and other...

The world’s first floating solar plant was built in Japan

"How do you increase your solar energy output when you need all your land for agriculture and for housing? Answer: take to the water. That’s just what they are...

Five projects will explore sustainability using the Princeton campus as a laboratory

Adding renewables to the electrical gridBuilding without wasteField-testing solar-powered smart windows Building better compostFarming on campus lands The five projects will be conducted with the University’s grounds as the laboratory or...

How about becoming a member of ENGINEERS for a SUSTAINABLE WORLD?

"Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability from all across the world. We believe that engineers, and anyone who...

Students testing out their sustainable engineering skills.

What a great example of students testing out their sustainable engineering skills. "It’s part of the Wisconsin KidWind challenge, where the kids present their design to a panel of judges. “It...

Recent research into possible new and safer nuclear reactors that might help stop climate change.

"As of early 2018 there were 75 separate advanced fission projects trying to answer that question in North America alone, according to the think tank Third Way. These projects...

Battery of the Nation

"Battery of the Nation is about helping to secure our energy future – both here in Tasmania and on mainland Australia. For Tasmania, it has three clear objectives – it...

PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING:

"Engineering in context; engineering with a conscience; engineering for a finite planet and the indefinite future" -Benoit Cushman-Roisin "Sustainable engineering should be based on principles that support sustainable development…" https://www.e-education.psu.edu/eme807/node/688

Student engineers to converge on UNBC

"More than 80 engineering students from across Canada will converge on UNBC's main campus this week to learn more about sustainability and how it applies to their engineering career...

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand the skills of engineers.

Key UN SDGs for engineers" - Access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy.- Resilient infrastructure.- Inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.- Foster innovation.- Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. https://www.createdigital.org.au/engineers-crucial-success-sdgs/

“Bricks Made From Human Waste Could Be The Future of The Construction Industry”

"Once sewage is drained of water, treated, and dried – what the heck do you do with it? Well, some of it ends up as fertiliser, but a massive 30...

“Engineering is a profoundly creative profession” -William A. Wulf

"Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. Contrary to popular portrayal, scientific breakthroughs are seldom due to the work of one individual, but rather the result of incremental progress...

Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering Course at LAPPEENRANTA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Finland.

"To develop more sustainable societies, we need to understand better how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behaviour. Modern engineering design can be implemented by...

“How can Cities Accelerate​ Transitions to Sustainability?

"Local transition initiatives are giving rise to place-based sustainable solutions as a counter-movement to globalising uniformity. The accumulation of small actions can add up to systemic change." https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2019/01/13/many-small-changes-cascade-big-change/

Engineering is key in tackling climate change!!

"The fact is we simply can’t carry on burying our heads in the sand when it comes to climate change, hoping this will all just blow away or that someone...