IEEE Engineers Work the Problem

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On 3 June, IEEE Engineers Work the Problem: E = H20

By the year 2030, the 8 billion people on Earth will face an annual water shortfall of 2700 billion cubic meters, and the world will demand 45 percent more energy than it does now.

We can’t solve one problem without solving the other.

Join thousands of IEEE members online starting 3 June 2010 at 12 noon ET (5 p.m. UTC) in a massively multiplayer forecasting experiment dubbed E = H20, cosponsored by IEEE Spectrum and the Institute for the Future. Whether you have 5 hours or 5 minutes, you can help explore the future at the intersection of water and energy. Spotlight unexpected challenges that others may be missing, help reveal solutions that only the collective brainpower of the IEEE can uncover, and transform the way the world looks at water and energy.

 
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Contribute your expertise and insight to this unprecedented thought experiment.

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About This Experiment:

E = H20 is a collaboration between IEEE Spectrum magazine and the Institute for the Future's Signtific Lab, a microforecasting platform developed by the Institute for the Future to foster open discussion about the future of science and technology.

 

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