Water Innovation and Technology

In this course, attendees will learn about trends in innovative activity in the water sector and about the US EPA’s Technology Cluster Initiative and how that has helped boost innovative activity in the water sector.

August 25, 2022, 2:00 pm EST | 0.1 CEU/1 PDH

 

Technological innovation has played a crucial role in addressing resource scarcities for food, copper, iron, nickel, silver, tin, coal, and natural gas, among others. Innovators have developed new processes that enable the use of substitutes, improve efficiency, or enable access to untapped resources. In this context, longstanding concerns of a “deficit of innovation” in the water sector have raised concerns for scientists and policymakers. In this course, attendees will learn about trends in innovative activity in the water sector and about the US EPA’s Technology Cluster Initiative and how that has helped boost innovative activity in the water sector.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe types of innovation
  • Identify barriers to technological innovation
  • Explain regional innovation systems and “learning networks”
  • Describe how technology clusters work
  • Identify factors that can determine the success or failure of technology clusters

About Instructor




Ahmed Rashid El-Khattabi

 

Economist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate