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CLARKE PRIZE CONFERENCE VIDEOS
The 2013 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference, held in November 2013, brought together leading scientists and experts from all across the water community to discuss the most innovative research and technology developments happening today in urban water sustainability.
Mark Wiesner of Duke University presented on "Nanomaterial-Enabled Membranes for Water Treatment." Dr. Wiesner was among the first American scientists to research the application of low-pressure membranes to water treatment. Watch the video on YouTube.
Advanced Membrane Systems for Contaminant and Energy Challenge
Amy Childress of the University of Southern California presented on "Advanced Membrane Systems for Contaminant and Energy Challenges." Her research includes membrane contractor processes and membrane bioreactor technology, among other topics. Watch the video on YouTube.
CLARKE PRIZE LECTURES
Convergence of Nanotechnology and Microbiology
By Pedro Alvarez, Rice Univeristy
Pedro Alvarez presented the 2012 Clarke Lecture on "Convergence of Nanotechnology and Microbiology: Emerging Opportunities for Disinfection and Integrated Urban Water Management."
Nanomaterials, Water, and the Directed Self-Assembly of Environmentally Responsible Industries
By Mark R. Wiesner, Duke University
Mark Wiesner presented the 2011 Clarke Lecture on "Nanomaterials, Water, and the Directed Self-Assembly of Environmentally Responsible Industries."
Membrane Research: The Quest for Pure Water in a New Millennium
By Harry F. Ridgway, AquaMem Consultants
Harry Ridgeway presented the 2002 Clarke Lecture on "Membrane Research: The Quest for Pure Water in a New Millennium."
Fit Water for the Future
By Walter J. Weber, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Walt Weber presented the 1996 Clarke Lecture on "Fit Water for the Future: The Requisite Exercise of Social Discipline, Competent Technology, Responsible Engineering, and the MEAD AORTA Agenda."
Clean Water Hardly Anywhere and That Not Safe to Drink
By David C. White (d. 2006), University of Tennessee-Knoxville
David White presented the 1995 Clarke Prize Lecture on "Clean Water Hardly Anywhere and That Not Safe to Drink."
Final Project Report Prepared July 2010
By Gregory R. Guillen and Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
A Global Perspective of Low Pressure Membranes
Final Project Report prepared March 2008
By David Furukawa, P.E., Ch.E. (Separation Consultants, Inc.)
Coupled Effects of Scaling and Colloid Deposition on the Performance of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Filters
Final Project Report prepared December 2007
By Dr. Volodymyr Tarabara (Michigan State University)
NWRI Microfiltration IV Conference Abstracts
Conference Proceedings prepared March 2006
NWRI Microfiltration IV Conference: Membrane Bioreactors Short Course Abstracts
Short Course Proceedings prepared March 2006
NWRI Pacific Rim "Quantum Leap" Membrane Research Symposium Proceedings
Symposium Proceedings prepared March 2004