Clean Water/Water Recycling
Professor Nick Voulvoulis at the Centre for Environmental Policy has won a NERC funded project on Defining the AMR Burden of Antimicrobial Manufacturing Waste as the PI. The collaborative project will assess the role of antibiotics manufacturing in Chennai and Puducherry (India) as a source of antimicrobial resistance in the environment.
Early laboratory research by Professor Wendy Barclay’s team in the Department of Infectious Disease has found mixing SARS-CoV-2 with chlorinated pool water can deactivate the virus, rendering it unable to infect cells.
Surface Engineered Sponges
An oil-catching sponge, developed at the University of Toronto and Imperial College London could help thwart water contamination from offshore oil drilling. Further research is being done to investigate how the sponges could also remove bacteria from saltwater.
New membrane technology to boost water purification and energy storage
Imperial College London scientists have created a new type of membrane technology that could improve both water purification and battery energy storage efforts.
- Imperial College London at COP26
- Webinar: Clean water champions – the people driving the achievement of SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation. The Global Development Hub will be showcasing the work of Imperial’s researchers and research partners in achieving UN SDG 6. Wednesday, 26 May 2021 12.00 - 13.00
- Webinar: Seminar series A Systems-Based Approach….by CSEI explore how a systems approach to infrastructure and seeing infrastructure as a system of systems are key to achieving climate change mitigation and a reduction in carbon and other forms of pollution as part of the UK being net zero by 2050 26 May 2021, 02 June 2021, 09 June 2021 13.00 – 14.00
- Webinar: The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing We’re bringing together leading experts from across healthcare, policy, research and the NGO sector for an online panel discussion to raise awareness and drive action. We will discuss the latest evidence and the actions needed to address the mental health impacts of the climate crisis. Thursday, 27 May 2021, 12.00 - 13.00
- Innovation Workshop ‘Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Challenges and Opportunities – An Industrial Perspective’ led by Imperial College London. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - Fri, 26 Feb 2021, 11:00 – 15:30 GMT
- Online Poster Session – Next Generation Batteries Friday 26 February 2021 Time: 14.00 - 15.00
- Women@Imperial Week event – Tackling Covid-19 Friday, 12 March 2021 Time: 14.00 - 15.15
Communications and Networks
A podcast with The Grantham’s Institute’s Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation and The Centre for Environmental Policy’s Professor Jim Skea Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), discuss net zero carbon by 2050.
The H2FC SUPERGEN Hub is managed by a leading Imperial professor and seven other UK universities. It links academia to industry, informs policy and builds networks.
The Institute of Molecular Science and Engineering - You can watch our annual lecture, highlight seminars, and all our webinars on antimicrobial resistance, greener plastic future and next generation batteries on our YouTube channel
The Global Development Hub was launched by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, Ms Amina J. Mohammed, on April 29 2021. You can view a recording of the launch event here.