Changing World Chemistry and Water - The Royal Society

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Water provision for a world population that is still growing in numbers while also becoming more urbanised and affluent and living longer is one of the grand challenges of the 21st century. Climate change affecting hydrological cycles around the world in different ways, from catastrophic droughts to widespread flooding, adds to the problems. To cope with these challenges, chemistry can provide innovations in the fields of water analysis, treatment and resource recovery that can make valuable contributions towards improving sustainable water use and supply security around the world. At the 6th Chemical Sciences and Society Symposium (CS3), 40 experts from China, Germany, Japan.

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