The Future of Water, The Planet’s Life Source

Our Science for All Talks continue with the title “The Future of Water, The Planet’s Life Source”.

Water is a finite resource that is fundamental to human well-being. It is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations. 

In our age drivers like population growth, climate change, land use change and global poverty cause precipitous changes in water quantity, availability and quality. Those changes in our water environment make water sustainability a challenging target.

By 2025, two thirds of the world’s population could be living in water-stressed countries if current consumption patterns continue.

What is ‘water sustainability’ and why is it so important for our lives? What are the impacts of current global consumption over water quantity? Can technology play a role for smart water infrastructure, renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency? If so how?

“The Future of Water, The Planet’s Life Source”  will try to find answers to those questions.


Following the prize draw in the UK, the winners of the Science for All Talks mugs are below:

  • Suzan Doğan 
  • Nuray Can 
  • Esin Çakır 
  • Adem Boyraz
  • Yasemin Kayıkcı 
  • Zeynep Selvi Efe


You could ask your questions about The Future of Water, The Planet’s Life Source through Twitter with the hashtag #herkesicinbilim. We collected them all and asked our speaker on your behalf . You can watch our live broadcast through Periscope below.

 SkyTürk 360 TV channel will record the talk and it will be broadcast on TV.


Prof. Fayyaz Ali Memon, University of Exeter

Prof Memon was awarded the Her Majesty’s prestigious scholarship for MSc in Environmental Engineering followed by a PhD at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London. Before joining Exeter, in Imperial College he worked for about 10 years in various capacities including as the project manager for a £2.7 million EPSRC cum Industry funded 4 year multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project on Water Cycle Management for New Developments (WaND).

Fayyaz has led various international initiatives including the British Council and the Department for International Development jointly funded initiative on Capacity Building for Urban Water Demand Management in Developing Countries. Presently, he is also the co-ordinator of an international network on water conservation and recycling (WATERSAVE) which has members from over 50 UK and international public and private sector organisations. From the network platform, he co-edited a book on Water Demand Management.

He has research interests in water reuse technologies, water consumption trends, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, water saving micro-components, life cycle analysis, sustainable drainage systems, carbon foot printing, implications of water demand management on water distribution and wastewater collection systems, decision support systems and food-water-energy nexus.