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“Designing the (Water) City of the Future”

The Department of Civil Engineering will host a seminar titled “Designing the (Water) City of the Future” today (Dec. 6) from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in Bingham Building, Room 103.

Glen Daigger, member of the National Academy of Engineers and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan, will give this presentation.

About the lecture

Transforming urban areas to become more resource efficient represents one key to transitioning to a more sustainable future. Urban transformations also offer the potential to enhance human well-being, as the majority of humans across the planet live in urban areas, and in developed countries like the U.S. more than 80% of the population lives in urban areas.

Water represents one of the essential services that must be provided, including in urban areas. While the emphasis of water service provision has historically been on human health, current and evolving approaches offer significant opportunities to further enhance human health while also achieving greater resource efficiency and broadly enhancing human well-being.

Example transformations will be described, along with the technical, economic and social challenges associated with realizing them.