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Chemistry for Water
Perspectives and Recommendations

Edited by A.C.E. – Association Chimie et Eau, 2006

Plenary Lectures and Perspectives from the CHEMRAWN XV - International Conference on Chemistry for Water, Paris, France, 21-23 June 2004

The mounting problems of water management around the world, exacerbated by an ever growing population and equally increasing vital needs, coupled with a finite natural resource, demand concrete, collective and strategic actions which chemists are ready to undertake, over and above meetings and debates. Using various examples, the CHEMRAWN XV Conference shed new light on the huge, often unsuspected potential offered by chemistry disciplines, which can bring new solutions to countless known problems.

The prospects opened up by CHEMRAWN XV imply an asserted will to share the expected progress based on a more proactive, more confident and more united development model. Precautionary principle and sustainable development can only be truly meaningful if they are applied to actual facts. The CHEMRAWN XV Conference set out these realities together with analyses which underline the need for research strategies with a wider multidisciplinary approach. New technologies in order to protect reserves of pure water more effectively, create new resources, optimise the various uses of water, and treat effluents efficiently are urgently needed.

CHEMRAWN XV has highlighted the emergence of a new chemistry as an essential component of sustainable development. This new chemistry implies more science, more technology, more innovation, more solidarity. It requires the simultaneous combination of basic research, technological research, environmental research and sociological research within strategies centred on major objectives such as water.

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The report reviews the conference’s highlights to lay the foundations for a debate on the future, identifying the main research and development prospects and formulating appropriate recommendations.

Pierre FILLET "CHEMRAWN XV: A new Chemistry at the Service of Water"

- Scientific Committee of the CHEMRAWN XV Conference
- Editorial Committee


- François LOOS (French Industry Minister)
- William F. CARROLL (A.C.S.)

- Leiv K. SYDNES "IUPAC and Safe Water Supply"
- András SZÖLLÖSI-NAGY "The Role of UNESCO"
- William J. COSGROVE "The World's Water"
- Vladyslav GONCHARUK "Water and Progress of Civilization"
- Bernard LEGUBE "Chemistry for Water"
- Yves LEVI "Water, Chemistry and Public Health"
- Jean-Marie ROVEL "Present Status and Future of Desalination"
- Dennis L. HJERESEN "Green Chemistry and Water Resources Management"
- Jean-Bernard LARTIGUE "Distribution: the Growing Role of Plastics in Infrastructures"
- Ikenna ONYIDO "Chemistry & Water Management in Nigeria"
- Satinder AHUJA & John M. MALIN "The Problem of Arsenic Contamination in Water"
- Ellen MEYER "Use of Dry Chlorine in Developing Countries"



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<book announcement published in Chem. Int. July/Aug 2007, p. 31>
<CHEMRAWN XV recommendations reprinted in Chem. Int. Sep/Oct 2007, p. 8>

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