IFAT Eurasia Digital Conference At A Glance
Digital IFAT Eurasia platform hosts an online conference titled "Addressing Climate Change" with 4 sessions by 6 experts on October 21. It is open to all visitors and exhibitors. As an environmental technologies fair, IFAT Eurasia is committed to UN Sustainable Development Goals. From green-blue infrastracture to blockhain technologies and water treatment strategies; experts around the world come together to contribute reshaping our environment in a way that fights against climate-change and depleting resources. Join the sessions and get to know how you should adapt your business choices according to upcoming trends to be valid aorund the world.
Robert C Brears
October 21th, 2021
12:00 - 12:30 (CEST)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (TR)
Greening Our Grey Cities with Nature-Based Solutions
Blue Green Infrastracture is the practice of solving urban and environmental challenges through nature. From stormwater management to fighting with climate change, increasing biodiversity and reducing costs; it offers numerous benefits to cities. Robert C. Brears defines blue green infrastracture and its benefits, and touches upon similar cases around the world.

Robert is the founder of Our Future Water and an international sectoral expert consultant on water with the Green Climate Fund. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies and The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures, published with Springer Nature. He is the author of nine books, including Urban Water Security, Regional Water Security, Developing the Circular Water Economy, and Blue and Green Cities: The role of blue-green infrastructure in managing urban water resources, among others.
Huong Katie Truong
October 21th, 2021
12:30 - 1:00 PM (CEST)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (TR)
Strengthening Systems Based Leak Prevention in Ciudad de Mexico through Blockchain
Ciudad de México (CDMX) loses an estimated 40 percent of water to thousands of leaks emerging throughout its over 12,000 kilometres of piped infrastructure, half of which was built six decades ago.Navigating the interrelated challenges of leak detection, maintenance, and prevention requires a systems-based approach that harmonizes the efforts of the numerous stakeholders involved in managing the metropolitan area’s water infrastructure. Neil Patel ve Huong "Katie" Truong explore three potential applications of the enhanced data integrity offered through blockchain to improving systems-based leak prevention in CDMX: (1) streamlining maintenance through smart contracts, (2) reducing diligence burdens for external financing, and (3) strengthening accountability mechanisms for equitable service provision.

Huong "Katie" Truong is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company and recent graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, where she pursued a triple-degree in Plan II Honors, Canfield Business Honors, and Finance. Additionally, Katie sits on the National Parks Conservation Association Texas Youth Council, advocating for equitable and sustainable use of public park lands.

Neil Patel
October 21th, 2021
12:30 - 1:00 PM (CEST)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (TR)
Strengthening Systems Based Leak Prevention in Ciudad de Mexico through Blockchain
Ciudad de México (CDMX) loses an estimated 40 percent of water to thousands of leaks emerging throughout its over 12,000 kilometres of piped infrastructure, half of which was built six decades ago.Navigating the interrelated challenges of leak detection, maintenance, and prevention requires a systems-based approach that harmonizes the efforts of the numerous stakeholders involved in managing the metropolitan area’s water infrastructure. Neil Patel ve Huong "Katie" Truong explore three potential applications of the enhanced data integrity offered through blockchain to improving systems-based leak prevention in CDMX: (1) streamlining maintenance through smart contracts, (2) reducing diligence burdens for external financing, and (3) strengthening accountability mechanisms for equitable service provision.

Neil Patel is a Staff Associate in the Water Resources and Infrastructure sector at Tetra Tech, where he currently serves as the Assistant Project Manager for USAID’s global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASHFIN) activity. He is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Naomi Morishita-Steffen
October 21th, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CEST)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (TR)
Adoption and Diffusion of Innovative Environmental Technologies: Building Resilient Communities: An Interview
Almost two billion people are drinking fecally-contaminated water. To increase access to clean water, treatment technologies must be appropriate to the local community, affordable, and sustainable at the household level. Naomi Morishita-Steffen interviews Dr. Lona Robertson, Global Learning Advisor from the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST). Dr. Robertson highlights how the CAWST works together with communities to improve their water, sanitation and hygiene levels on a grassroots level.

Naomi Morishita-Steffen is a Smart City consultant with over 22 years of professional experience, 13 of which as a researcher at the Vienna University of Technology, Research Unit of Building Physics and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Sustainable Constructions Working Group. She emphasizes inclusion, accountability, fairness, and transparency in managing international multidisciplinary teams.
Lona Robertson
October 21th, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CEST)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (TR)
Adoption and Diffusion of Innovative Environmental Technologies: Building Resilient Communities: An Interview
Almost two billion people are drinking fecally-contaminated water. To increase access to clean water, treatment technologies must be appropriate to the local community, affordable, and sustainable at the household level. Naomi Morishita-Steffen interviews Dr. Lona Robertson, Global Learning Advisor from the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST). Dr. Robertson highlights how the CAWST works together with communities to improve their water, sanitation and hygiene levels on a grassroots level.

Lona Robertson joined the Research and Learning team at CAWST in January 2018. As senior instructional designer, Lona works with subject matter experts to translate complex concepts in water, sanitation, and hygiene into accessible and practical educational resources. Lona has extensive experience in international adult education as a teacher and instructional designer both locally and around the world in face-to-face, blended and online learning environments. Lona has a Master’s degree in Distance Education from Athabasca University and a doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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