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July 13 - "The future of sand: Is technology the answer?" - Part of the Global Sand Crisis Webinar Series
The 2019 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report documents how shifting consumption patterns, growing populations, increasing urbanization, and infrastructure development have increased demand for sand three-fold over the last two decades. As the global demand for this limited resource continues to rise faster than natural sources can sustain, it is crucial to manage it sustainably.

Attendees are encouraged, though not required, to attend all sessions in the series.

The third webinar in the Global Sand Crisis Series will consist of expert panelist discussion and audience Q&A. The conversation will explore questions such as:

• The future of mining river sand: what are considerations, challenges, and solutions from an engineering perspective?
• Shifting to sustainable sand alternatives: Chinese innovations in rock crushing to address sustainability challenges such as high water and energy use, dust pollution, working conditions
• Is recycling the answer? Recycled construction materials and community resilience in a post-disaster environment. A look at new cement technologies and a reflection on a sustainable future for non-concrete options?
• Recycling case study: mine tailings - new approaches to recycled aggregates
• Shifting to sustainable cement alternatives: We are concrete addicts and something needs to change. Can the cement industry reduce its heavy carbon footprint?

This exclusive event is hosted by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN).

Jul 13, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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