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2023 HPCC Systems Community Summit

The 10th annual HPCC Systems Community Virtual Summit will kick off the week on October 2 with an exciting line up of speakers, sessions and engaging workshops. This is a free event and open to all academia, industry and technologists. The purpose of the Summit is to gather engineers, data scientists and technology professionals to share knowledge and future roadmap plans for the open source HPCC Systems platform.

This chapter aligns with Goal 2: Zero Hunger and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption by considering plant-based meat alternatives as a sustainable approach to provide affordable and nutritious meat substitutes in a world with growing human consumption demands.
SDG flag flying against a blue sky

As we enter the ninth year since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the pressing need to meet these ambitious objectives becomes ever more evident. Launched as a universal rallying cry, the SDGs aim to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, from eradicating poverty and ensuring quality education for all, to tackling climate change and promoting peace in societies. With 2030 looming, the global community remains resolute in its mission, armed with a rejuvenated spirit of determination and collaboration.

Elsevier,

The Lancet Psychiatry, Available online 12 September 2023

Advance directives give people the right and agency to determine what treatment they should receive when they are unable to make such decisions during an episode of illness
The authors analyse global patterns of green water fluxes (key for sustaining crops) and blue water fluxes (water that sustains aquatic ecosystems). They show that green fluxes are beginning to dominate, elevating blue water vulnerability.
The authors explore the impacts of the virtual water trade (i.e. water used in the production of agricultural products). The authors find that increasing trade of agricultural products could lead to significant water savings.
In this episode of the "World We Want" podcast, Márcia Balisciano and David Emmett, from the Biodiversity Partnerships team at the Hempel Foundation, engage in a deep conversation. They discuss the importance of biodiversity conservation, and how our efforts toward preserving wildlife species should not ignore the human communities that surround and rely on them.
The authors introduce a new method for wastewater management. OCTOPUS merges individual treatment plants into one, leading to significant cost savings.
Elsevier,

Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, Volume 79, September 2023

The role of estrogen and ferroptosis in Alzheimer's disease is known. Ginseng has estrogen-like effects as well as a regulatory role in Alzheimer's disease and iron metabolism and this paper discusses for the frist time the link between ginseng, ferroptosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
This Comment article supports SDG 3, 6, and 16 by highlighting the structural and commercial determinants of water crises and their effects on health, and calls for international cooperation and solidarity to address power asymmetry, inequalities, and unaffordable access to water, putting human rights at the core of the water agenda.

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