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Global challenges Global solutions. The profession’s response Greg Lewin, WCEC Chairman. Key Challenges Energy Food & Nutrition Health & Wellbeing Water. Chemical Engineering. A new South Africa, every nine months... nine billion humans by 2040

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Global challenges Global solutions

The profession’s response

Greg Lewin, WCEC Chairman


Key Challenges

Energy

Food & Nutrition

Health & Wellbeing

Water

Chemical

Engineering


A new South Africa, every nine months...

nine billion humans by 2040

The scale of the challenge we face






Chemical engineering...

The boundaryless profession


?

A vision of the future


Chemical engineering

making the vision

a reality


Chemical engineering

key to the future

Engineering




Future Life

sustainability

process safety

health & wellbeing

energy

food & nutrition

water

education, training & research

essential issues and concerns

chemical engineering

fundamentals: systems

multidisciplinarity & collaboration

the ‘bio’ dimension

key challenges



Step change efficiency improvements

Energy storage and grid management

Resource efficiency

and reduced consumption

Next generation nuclear



Improved energy recovery from waste streams

Step change in waste minimisation

Life cycle analysis of food chains


Chemical Engineering

Matters

Health

& wellbeing


Paradigm shift in energy and resource efficiency

Engagement with policy makers and opinion formers



Chemical Engineering Matters

Water

Waste water recycling

Improved water conservation

Hierarchy of treatment technologies

Low energy desalination


Future Life

sustainability

process safety

health & wellbeing

energy

food & nutrition

water

education, training & research

essential issues and concerns

chemical engineering

fundamentals: systems

multidisciplinarity & collaboration

the ‘bio’ dimension

key challenges



Delivering the vision


Delivering the vision by creating a boundaryless force



But if we do...

Engage with others and contribute to the profession

Chemical

Engineering



Chemical engineering matters...

Chemical

Engineering

The profession’s response

Greg Lewin, WCEC Chairman


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