Aisha presented her research on water-energy demand management at the 1st International Conference on Water, Energy, Environment Nexus (WEEN-2019) where she also chaired a technical session on water and wastewater.
The conference was organised by the Global Network for Researchers (GNR) in Istanbul, Turkey from the 5th – 8th September 2019. The objective of the conference was to provide a platform for interdisciplinary researchers, scientists, engineers, academics as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research in Water, Energy, and Environment.
Aisha’s presentation was on the role of water-energy demand management in the built environment can play towards efficient and sustainable urban water systems of the future, particularly given expected challenges of population projections, declining water resources, and the UK water sector and the government’s (at both national and local levels) ambitions in achieving net zero emissions targets in the very near future.
Aisha was very pleased to see many different applications to nexus thinking, including with circular economy and process integration.
It was Aisha’s first time in Istanbul, and she made sure to have a ‘water’ tour, including visits to the famous Valens Aqueduct and Basilica Cistern.