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From VR experiences at in-person events to online webinars, there are several opportunities to explore Future World Vision. See the full list of events to find one that fits your calendar.

Wastewater systems

Internet-connected sensors can catch wastewater overflow early

A case study gauges whether ultrasonic sensors can detect a sewer system's choke events better than traditional video monitoring.

Pilot project to test forward-osmosis membranes for water reuse

Pilot project to test forward-osmosis membranes for water reuse

A Canary Islands research consortium is pilot-testing the use of a forward-osmosis membrane system as a means of reusing brine from a local seawater desalination facility.

Irrigation water

A better way to purify irrigation water by trapping sediment in basins

Here's a way to enhance the performance of vortex-settling basins in removing sediment from irrigation freshwater.

Pores seen in a balsa wood cross section (Image courtesy of Tian Li, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University)

‘Living’ wood to add strength, capture carbon using microbes

A bioink application would introduce mineral-producing microbes into cut lumber.

Man using laptop

Finding mega city solutions for rural problems

The 2022 ASCE Innovation Contest challenged students to address one or more UN Sustainability Goal by connecting their new ideas to Future World Vision.

Vehicles featured in HBO’s "Westworld." (Image courtesy John Johnson/HBO)

HBO’s Westworld, ASCE’s Future World Vision offer competing futures

For civil engineers, the vision of the future presented by HBO's Westworld is instructive, especially in the ways that it compares to and contrasts with ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative.

Hurricane Idea Satellite

Why we must learn from disasters

In episode 132 of ASCE Plot Points, Bruneau discusses his new book, the “Three Little Pigs” fable, and why we must find blessings in disasters.


Book details how to find change-maker employees

Ray Bert reviews Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross' 'Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World.'

Biogenic asphalt

Biogenic asphalt binder aims to drive down carbon in road construction

Adding plant-based biogenic components to asphalt binders can help decarbonize road construction.

The new Interstate 74 Bridge spans the Mississippi River, linking Iowa and Illinois. (Photograph courtesy of Modjeski and Masters)

New Quad Cities bridge improves commuter and pedestrian connectivity

The new twin-span, basket-handle, through-arch bridge improves commuter and pedestrian connectivity in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

Become a Future World Visionary

VR image of Mega City


See how Future World Vision comes to life through an immersive VR experience.

Cities of the Future film, Singapore


Stay updated on the upcoming Future World Vision giant-screen film, Cities of the Future.

Mega City 2070 platform


Create and share your own custom tour of Mega City 2070.

Reimagine the world and shape the future.