|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: CORDIS|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Research*EU Magazines|
|Series Details||Number 21|
|Publication Date||April 2013|
|Content Type||Magazine | Newsletter|
Water of life: desertification, access to clean water
This issue of Research*EU results magazine focuses on ‘Water of life: desertification, access to clean water’, and showcases 14 projects aiming to protect future generations from the consequences of low water quality or availability. We interviewed Professor Roberto Ronson, who opens the ‘environment’ section by explaining the WasserMed project and its contribution to avoiding water-related conflicts. Up next is Professor Peter-Wyn Jones, who introduces us to Viroclime, a project aiming to improve virus-detection methods in water. Other ‘specials’ are spread across the ‘environment’, ‘social sciences and humanities’, ‘industrial technologies’ and ‘space’ sections. They start with ‘Climate change, water conflict and human security’.
The ‘biology and medicine’ section opens with ‘Doctor in a cell’, an article which suggests that diseases could soon be diagnosed and treated by micro-computers the size of a blood cell navigating within the human body. The ‘energy and transport’ section starts with an equally groundbreaking story entitled ‘Testing a hydrogen-fuel-based transport infrastructure’.
The ‘IT and telecommunications’ section begins with ‘A boost to your mobile signal’ on page 30, followed by the ‘industrial technologies’ section and its special ‘Collecting water from thin air’. Finally, the ‘space’ section reveals new satellite technologies for ‘Keeping an eye on rising sea levels’, on page 40. The issue ends, as usual, with a list of events and upcoming conferences
Transport and Mobility
Climate Change and Environment
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|