Nanotechnology and the Environment

Feb 8 2012 18:00

Hosted by: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS)

When: Wednesday 8th February, 2012

Where: River View Rooms 4 & 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

How do we ensure that nanotechnology contributes positively to environmental challenges, without creating new environmental problems? This interactive forum will look at what nanotechnology is, how it may contribute to environmental performance and protection, and how it may cause environmental impacts. The forum will consider how responsible innovation and regulation can ensure that nanotechnology is positive for the environment, and how community engagement can assist to keep citizens informed and to get their input on future directions for this important technology. Forum will consist of panel perspectives and audience discussion/participation. Panel will include professionals from areas such as Community Engagement, Nanotechnology Research, Regulation and Environment.

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