TS5.3: Innovation in Hydro-Sciences

Convener: CWW Scientific Committee

Session Content:

With the increasing challenges facing water science and the global population posing increasing pressure on limited freshwater resources, innovations in hydro-science are considered the sole solution to the rising challenges. Smart irrigation systems, desalination, renewable energy, water, wastewater treatment systems, and advanced control systems are few examples of such physical innovations in almost all water and environment disciplines.

The session will cover innovations in different hydro-science disciplines. Advances in hydraulic modeling and analysis will be presented during the session. Studies on numerical hydrodynamic modeling of the Nile River will be presented. Advances in desalination technology will be tackled in the session by discussing solar energy in reverse osmosis and innovations in water treatment and removing nitrate from drinking water.