ACS Publications held another virtual lecture on water research at the LPPM Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia on June 24, 2021. We looked at the effects on water in June for World Environment Day and invited Professor Shane Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of ACS ES&T water to participate in this event.

We started the event with a video showcasing the highlights of World Environment Day on June 5th. This year’s theme is “Restoring the Ecosystem” and calls for urgent measures to revive our damaged ecosystems.

Next we were greeted with the opening words of Dr. Rino Rakhmata Mukti from the LPPM ITB, who gave the participants a brief overview of the institute’s vision and the connection of the talk on water with the topic of ecosystem restoration.

For the main event of the day, Professor Shane Snyder spoke through the Journal ACS ES&T water and its international editorial team. He also shared his insights and the initiatives he and his team have been working on in Singapore, in Southeast Asia and beyond.

“I had a lot of fun participating in the ITB-ACS event on June 24, 2021. Due to the close cooperation with many colleagues from across the SEA, it was particularly exciting to see a large number of participants from Indonesia as well as some from other SEA countries and beyond. ” As we are all severely affected by the pandemic, facilitating such scientific exchanges is of great importance.

I was very impressed by the presentation on the water situation and infrastructure planning in Indonesia. With a population of over 270 million people spread across a large and segmented archipelago, the challenges and solutions in the water sector are very diverse. This meeting enabled an exchange of ideas and concepts for ecological sustainability of immediate local needs, but with global applicability. I am deeply honored to have had the chance to participate and share some of the Singapore research efforts. I also appreciated the opportunity to speak about ACS Environmental Science & Technology Water, which I hope attendees will consider submitting their research and policy developments for dissemination. ”- Professor Shane Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of ACS ES&T water

After the meeting, the President of the ITB Student Chapter gave an introduction to his chapter, which was founded in 2020. And we heard an exchange from Dr. Hadi Kardhana on water issues in Indonesia and the ongoing water research in ITB.

“Educational event to promote consistent quality publication!” – Dr. Hadi Kardhana, Vice Dean Human Resources, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering ITB

Eventually the event ended with Trivia Questions on the World Environment Issues hosted by ACS Publications, complete with prizes for the fastest guessers.

We hope to be able to organize further joint events worldwide. Stay tuned for more upcoming discussions with ACS Publications!

Watch a live recording of the talk on YouTube

See what attendees had to say about the event

What I particularly like about the event is that it promotes greater awareness of sustainable water use and management. The presentation was enlightening to me and showed that the sciences, especially chemistry, have been used extensively to develop technologies to address various water problems, 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 exchange between Prof. Shane Snyder and Dr. Hadi is very straightforward and based on real cases. As a young chemist, this event enlightened me to convert chemistry into sustainability. Kudos to everyone who is behind this event! ” – Giovanno Alvin S, undergraduate chemistry student, Bandung Teknologi Institute


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