Sustainable Cities and Societies
With increasing global change pressures (urbanization, climate change etc.), coupled with existing un-sustainable factors and risks inherent to conventional urban water management, cities in the future will experience difficulties in efficiently managing scarcer and less reliable water resources. In order to meet these challenges, there needs to be a paradigm shift. This paradigm shift is based on several key concepts of urban water management including: resilience of urban water systems to global change pressures; interventions over the entire urban water cycle; reconsideration of the way water is used (and reused); greater application of natural systems for treatment.
The sustainable cities and societies (SCS) will serve as a one-stop support hub for sustainable water and renewable energy research and education. SCS hub will have an emphasis on integrating water, energy, and food with sustainable development, developing cross-disciplinary projects and providing excellence in stakeholder engagement and training.
The mission of SCS is to advance scientific knowledge and create tools and technologies for sustainable and resilient cities.
To establish a one-stop support hub for WEFs research and education.
To address key issues of food waste management and renewable energy production through WEF.
To fulfill our mission, we developed a road map shown in the figure below:
Mobile water-energy-food systems (WEFs): ‘PowerKiosk’ for Disaster ResilienceToggle More Info
Household Scale BiodigesterToggle More Info
Cyber Infrastructure: Virtual-Reality based Water-Energy-Food System Simulation and VisualizationToggle More Info
Flood Resiliency: Virtual Reality for Flood SimulationToggle More Info
Precision AgricultureToggle More Info
Integrated Urban Water ModelingToggle More Info
Gray 2 Green (G2G)Toggle More Info
Faculty-Led Student Research ProjectsToggle More Info
Partners and CollaboratorsToggle More Info
Urban Infrastructure: Reflections for 2100
Urban Engineering for Sustainability
If you have any questions, comments, opinions or just about anything to say, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Seneshaw Tsegaye, Ph.D
Backe Chair of Sustainable Water and Renewable Energy Research, Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Management
U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. So. Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Office: Holmes Hall, 423