U6 Techno Fix – Resources

Future Challenge 1:        Global Health in the 21st Century

Techno-Fix:                       

  • Sanitation issues in LIC megacities    
  • Aids    
  • Obesity                               
  • Cancer     
  • Malaria
  • Anti-biotic resistance
  • Dementia

The above are the key health concerns which will afflict billions of lives in the 21st Century as populations grow and age – how can they be solved – and are their social and environmental costs?

References/Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24998934

http://www.unicef.org/health/index_malaria.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26031748#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/266/f/3523/s/36b4ee9b/sc/14/l/0L0Sindependent0O0Clife0Estyle0Chealth0Eand0Efamilies0Chealth0Enews0Cdiet0Edrinks0Elinked0Eto0Esnacking0Eand0Eweight0Egain0E910A73290Bhtml/story01.htm

Future Challenge 2:        Engineering our Climate

Techno-Fix:                        Geoengineering Solutions to Climate Change:

  • Removing CO2 from Atmosphere
  • Removing CO2 from the Oceans
  • Reflect sunlight away from earth’s surface

Resources:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/mar/22/geoengineering-china-climate-change

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/geoengineering-the-planets-savior-or-untested-danger-1913291.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8338853.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18885083

http://iboninternational.org/resources/pages/EDM/121/380

  

Future Challenge 3:        The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Techno-Fix:                        Opportunity to explore a wide range of techno fixes…

  •     Water transfer
  •     Future Sustainable Cities – vertical farms,  hydroponics, footprints
  •     Biofuels
  •     Solar Micro-Grids
  •     GM crops

The challenge is to bring them back to the integrated concept of the Water-Food-Energy Nexus – and thus evaluate their costs within an interlinked/interdependent setting

Maybe it is not a techno fix that is needed but an attitudinal fix which is driven by Key Institutions and becomes embedded in how we live our lives?

References/Links

http://www.21stcenturychallenges.org/challenges/the-energy-water-food-stress-nexus/

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/video/water-food-energy-nexus-connections

http://www.water-energy-food.org/

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/12/28/food-scrap-recycling-joins-wastewater-treatment-in-new-nyc-project/

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/megacities-drive-smart-water-revolution?CMP=twt_gu

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/13/sustainability-and-renaissance-citystates

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-26012671#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/UKScienceNews/~3/Gth3licueK4/us-usa-farming-data-idUKBREA130T120140204

http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/266/f/3523/s/368945a3/sc/1/l/0L0Sindependent0O0Cnews0Cscience0Cformer0Egreenpeace0Eleading0Elight0Econdemns0Ethem0Efor0Eopposing0Egm0Egolden0Erice0Ecrop0Ethat0Ecould0Esave0Etwo0Emillion0Echildren0Efrom0Estarvation0Eper0Eyear0E90A97170A0Bhtml/story01.htm

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