Past Events


Monday, October 2-4, 2017, 2:30am EDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
The urgent need for more sustainable products and processes is a huge opportunity for innovation. At ICOSSE´17 we will discuss the trends towards greater sustainability that are driving innovation, and present the latest in new sustainable process technologies. At the Congress we will...Read more


Monday, October 24-27, 2016, 12:00am EDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
The 5th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering will be held in 2016 at Soochow University in Suzhou, China. The purpose of the Congress is to exchange emerging ideas about ways and means of protecting the environment and its resources so that humans can achieve...Read more


Wednesday, October 19-21, 2016, 12:00am EDT
Posted by cms_asreedhar
The Trans-Atlantic Research & Development Interchange on Sustainability Scientific Workshop, TARDIS 2016 , will be held from October 19th to 21st, 2016 in Austria.Read more

UCLA Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00am PDT
Posted by cms_asreedhar
On May 19, 2016, the UCLA Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference brought together leading academics and professionals from California, the United States, and Israel to discuss cutting-edge policies, designs, and technologies that are helping cities overcome the greatest challenge of the 21st...Read more

2016 IEEE Annual Green Technology Conference

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 8:00am CDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
The IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech) was conceived to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time: securing green and clean energy sources for the 21st century to protect the environment and help build a more resilient power grid. GreenTech is now in its 8th year, and...Read more

REWAS 2016

Sunday, February 14-18, 2016, 8:00am EST
Posted by Lucy Alexander
Make plans to attend this trans-disciplinary conference, part of the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. At REWAS 2016, materials professionals will exchange ideas with other research fields and stakeholders to synergistically define the way toward a resource-efficient industry and society...Read more

EFS Teleconference - Dec. 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015, 11:00am EST
Posted by Derrick Wu
The next EFS Teleconference will take place on Dec. 14, 2015 at 11:00AM EST. For more information, please contact Lucy Alexander ( ).Read more

10th World Congress on Engineering Education (WCEE2015)

Thursday, October 29-30, 2015, 9:00am EET
Posted by Derrick Wu
The theme of the Congress is: Engineering Education for Sustaainable Development. This Congress is organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations - Committee of Education in Engineering (WFEO-CEIE) in collaboration with the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE), the American...Read more

Food Energy Water Nexus Workshop

Wednesday, October 7-9, 2015, 11:00am EDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this 2½ day workshop united experts in systems analysis and metrics to identify research needs and challenges to understanding the nexus along with the associated tradeoffs between food, energy, and water. The goal of the workshop was to help define...Read more

Engineering Strategies for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain Workshop

Monday, March 16-17, 2015, 8:30am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
This 1.5 day workshop, funded by the United Engineering Foundation (UEF), united experts from several engineering disciplines together with experts in psychology, sociology, public policy, and economics, to explore the technological approaches to improving the sustainability of the food supply chain.Read more

2014 Sustainable Packaging Symposium (SPS '14)

Wednesday, November 19-21, 2014, 6:00pm EST
Posted by Derrick Wu
The 2014 Sustainable Packaging Symposium (SPS '14), “Innovation and New Economics for Biopolymers,” focused on new economics, which reflect the impact of processes on natural resources, and investigated development, consumer attitudes, and venture capital interest in new biopolymers...Read more

Alternative Natural Gas Applications Workshop

Wednesday, October 8-9, 2014, 8:30am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
This workshop funded by the UEF identified current and potential alternative uses of natural gas (NG) and determined which have the highest impact and lowest technical impediments. Deliverables will include a technical roadmap for NG utilization and proceedings from the workshop, which are available now.Read more

May 13, 2014 EFS Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:00am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
The focus of the May 13, 2014 meeting of the Engineers Forum on Sustainability (EFS) was a discussion of the National Climate Assessment Report, which was released during the week of May 5. Ms. Emily Therese Cloyd of the National Climate Assessment staff provided an overview - her presentation is available now.Read more

Carbon Management's Effect on Water Stress Workshop

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8:30am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
This workshop was co-located with the Engineering Founding Societies' Carbon Management Technology Conference and explored the negative relationships between carbon and water management. Presentations from this workshop are available now.Read more

Municipal Water Use and Reuse Workshop

Monday, September 23-24, 2013, 7:30am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
This workshop focused on emerging water reuse technologies, success stories regarding implementation of water reuse strategies and technologies, and review of regulatory impediments and incentives for water reuse. Most of the presentations and discussion took place around three key issues: regulations, technology and public relations/outreach.Read more

NSF Energy-Water Nexus Workshop

Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:00am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
The objective of the Workshop on the Energy Water Nexus was to explore the most critical challenges, needs and opportunities associated with the relationship of energy and water. Presentations from this workshop are posted now.Read more

Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop

Wednesday, May 1-2, 2013, 8:00am CDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
Links to presentations are now available in the workshop program below. This 1 ½ day workshop, chaired by Ralph Exton (GE Power & Water), was held May 1 -2 in San Antonio, Texas. TheWorkshop examined the various factors that drive decisions about water use and reuse and to identify...Read more

Sustainable Supply Chain Design (SSCD) Scientific Workshop

Monday, September 12-13, 2011, 8:00am EDT
Posted by Derrick Wu
Links to presentations and the final report from this workshop are now available. Sponsored by the U.S. EPA, NSF, and AIChE, the Sustainable Supply Chain Design (SSCD) Scientific Workshop brought together a diverse group of researchers and other professionals with experience relevant to sustainable supply chain design.Read more