Fire and Water: Energy Efficient Technologies for Poor Communities in the Developing World
October 11, 2007
Senior Staff Scientist and Group Leader in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley
Ashok Gadgil pursues technical, economic, and policy research on energy efficiency and its implementation — particularly in developing countries. He has several patents and inventions to his credit, among them the “UV Waterworks,” a technology to inexpensively disinfect drinking water in the developing countries, for which he received the Discover Award in 1996 for the most significant environmental invention of the year, as well as the Popular Science award for “Best of What is New – 1996”.
Ashok Gadgil's lecture is the first in a series of six lectures sponsored by Brown's Environmental Change Initiative looking at the relationship between energy and the environment .