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Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


For the  MIT Water Summit, we brought together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the most pressing questions in the water sector. As populations continue to grow and demand for food rises, the role of water in meeting future food needs will become increasingly critical. The  MIT Water Summit focused on issues at the heart of the food-water nexus, reflected on the role of water in food production – both in agriculture and aquaculture – and evaluated the innovation, policy, and technologies required to support healthy and sustainable communities.

  • MIT Water Summit

    Poster Session

    Posters presented at the MIT Water Summit:

    Riverbank Filtration at the Water-Food-Energy Nexus
    Thomas Boving, University of Rhode Island

    The role of gender in water, and food provision, in rural underdeveloped areas
    Christiana Smyrilli, MIT

    Electrochemical Degradation of Cypermethrin Pesticide on a SnO2 Anode
    Houceine Bouya, Salem State

    Effect of temperature on nanofiltration membranes
    Yagnaseni Roy, MIT

    Solar Water Pumps: Technical, systems and business model approaches to evaluation
    Brennan Lake, Amit Gandhi and Jonars Spielberg, TechXLab Inc. and MIT

    Degradation of organic pollutants by hydroxyl radicals produced from the oxygenation of reduced montmorillonite
    Weiyu Yao, Harvard

    Activated Carbon Sediment Amendment to Reduce Bioaccumulation During Ongoing Pollution – a Sediment Mesocosm Study with Three Organisms of Different Functional Traits
    Alice Wang, Northeastern University

    Phage Therapy for Aquaculture
    Fatima Hussain, MIT

    Agriculture intensification and Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    Laura Barley, Tufts University

    Climate change at the food-water nexus in Africa
    Amy Dale, MIT

    Planning for Scarcity: Future of Irrigation Agriculture and Land Use Management in Jordan Valley
    Sera Tolgay, MIT

    Wastewater Bazaar
    Alka Palrecha and Ranu Singh, MIT

    A Landscape Approach for Navigating Municipal Purchase of Agricultural Water Rights
    Sourav Biswas

    Big data and remote sensing for understanding crop yields and crop water use  
    Tiziana Smith, MIT

    Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Cape Cod Beaches
    Megan May, MIT

    Blue Cities /Charles River Watershed Association
    Mande Pallavi, Charles River Watershed Association

    Implementation of a CWERC (Community Water and Energy Resource Center) in an urban setting
    Julie Wood, Charles River Watershed Association

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