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World Environment Day: ACS Publications Water Research Virtual Talk in Indonesia

ACS Publications did another Virtual Talk on Water Research on June 24, 2021, at the LPPM Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia. We explored the impact on water in June for World Environment Day and invited Professor Shane Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of ACS ES&T Water to join us for this event.

We started the event with a video showcasing highlights from World Environment Day on June 5. This year’s theme is “Ecosystem Restoration,” calling for urgent action to revive our damaged ecosystems.

Next up, we were welcomed with the opening remarks by Dr. Rino Rakhmata Mukti from LPPM ITB, who gave attendees a brief overview of the institute’s vision and how the talk on water ties in with the theme on Ecosystem Restoration.

For the day’s main event, Professor Shane Snyder talked about the journal ACS ES&T Water and his international editorial team. He also shared his insight and the initiatives that he and his team in Singapore worked on in South-East Asia and beyond.

“I very much enjoyed participating in the ITB-ACS event on June 24, 2021.  Having worked closely with many colleagues across SEA, it was particularly exciting to see a large number of participants from Indonesia as well as several from other SEA countries and beyond.  With all of us greatly impacted by the pandemic, the facilitation of such scientific exchanges is of great importance.

I was very impressed by the presentation on Indonesia’s water situation and infrastructure planning.  With a population of over 270 million people distributed over a large and segmented group of islands, water challenges and solutions are both highly diverse.  This meeting allowed an exchange of ideas and concepts for environmental sustainability of immediate need locally but with applicability globally.   I am deeply honored to have had the chance to participate and share some of the research efforts from Singapore.  Moreover, I appreciated the chance to speak about the journal ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water, where I hope the participants will consider submitting their research and policy developments for dissemination.” — Professor Shane Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of ACS ES&T Water

After the session, the president of the ITB Student Chapter did an introduction to their chapter, which was established in 2020. And we got to hear a sharing from Dr. Hadi Kardhana about water issues in Indonesia and the ongoing water research done in ITB.

“Enlightening event promoting an end-to-end quality publication!” — Dr. Hadi Kardhana, Vice Dean of Human Resources, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering ITB

Finally, the event ended with Trivia Questions on the World Environment issues, hosted ACS Publications, complete with prizes for the fastest guessers.

We hope to organize more joint events worldwide. Stay tuned for more upcoming talks with ACS Publications!

Watch a Live Recording of the Talk on YouTube

See What Attendees Had to Say About the Event

What I really like about the event is that it promotes greater awareness for sustainable water usage and management. The presentation was enlightening to me, showing that sciences, particularly chemistry, have been used intensively to develop technology to tackle various water issues, including in my country, Indonesia. — Ferawati Insyabela, Chemistry teacher, Jakarta

The ITB-ACS Virtual Talk on Water Research is a very well-prepared event. The sharing by Prof Shane Snyder and Dr. Hadi is very straightforward and based on real-life cases. This event enlightened me as a young chemist to transform chemistry into sustainability. Kudos to everyone behind this event!” — Giovanno Alvin S, Undergraduate Chemistry Student, Institut Teknologi Bandung

 

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