- About the triggering of UN sustainable development goals and regenerative sustainability in higher education, by Giulia Sonetti, Martin Brown and Emanuele Naboni
This paper outlines the context in which universities can collaborate and contribute to triggering sustainability values, attitudes, and behavior within future regenerative societies. The second part enlarges the picture to the global dimension, tracing the ideological steps of our current environmental crisis, from the differences in prevailing western and eastern values, tradition, and perspectives, to the technological fallacy and the power of the narratives of changes. Finally, the task of our role as academics in the emerging ‘integrative humanities’ science is outlined with education promoted as an essential driver in moving from sustainability to regenerative paradigms.
- Analysis of emerging technologies in the hydropower sector, by Ioannis Kougias, George Aggidis,François Avellan, Sabri Deniz, Urban Lundin, Alberto Moro, Sebastian Muntean, Daniele Novara,Emanuele Quaranta and Nicolaos Theodossiou
The paper reviews recent research and development activities in the field of hydropower technology. It covers emerging and advanced technologies to mitigate flow instabilities (active and passive approach) as well as emerging magneto-rheological control techniques. Recent research findings on flow instabilities are also presented, especially concerning fluid-structure interaction and transient operating conditions.