Under High Patronage of His Serene Highness PRINCE ALBERT II of MONACO
WssTP participated to the 1st Monaco International Forum (MIF) that was held on October 7, 2013 at Hotel Hermitage in Monaco. The specificity of the MIF is to focus on issues related to the environment and water, in direct connection with the recognized activities of the Principality since decades and which are reaffirmed every day with force by HSH Prince Albert II through his personal actions. The MIF is specifically aimed at creating a global human network based on trust and providing a framework for open discussion.
This forum was born from contacts between FIRMUS, a company headquartered in Monaco (and its subsidiary FIRMUS France) and SIMEV (Membrane Science applied to the Environment), a Chair from UNESCO (hosted by the Ecole Nationale Superieure Chemistry and the European Institute of Membranes in Montpellier).
This year’s theme: “A crucial issue for the next millennium: the water-energy nexus. How membrane technologies can meet the challenge?”, with three main topics: How to ensure the production of water and energy in countries that suffer from significant gaps? What solutions for the full recycling of waste (zero pollution and reuse)? Extraction of gas / oil shale: what to do with effluents?
Around 70 high-level participants coming from more 20 countries (Europe, Africa, United-States, Russia…)have joined this 1st edition. All have appreciated the high level of the discussion, the quality of the reception and expressed their interest for the next edition, thus bearing testimony of the interest of Monaco as a onestop place for this kind of event where it is a question of science at the service of society and environment.