2023 TD Walter Bean Public Lecture

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
Africa's Plastic Revolution: Advancing solutions for healthy oceans public lecture graphic

Despite worldwide initiatives and efforts, the amount of plastic entering aquatic ecosystems is increasing at an alarming rate, choking our oceans with tonnes of waste. But plastic pollution is only one factor threatening marine ecosystems, biodiversity, livelihoods, economies and human health. In this lecture, Dr. Denis Aheto will discuss a holistic approach to caring for the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. Using examples from African countries, he will explore how the global community can transform the challenges facing our oceans into opportunities for growth to bolster sustainable development and stimulate socioeconomic transformation.

Important registration information

  • This is a free event.
  • All members of the UWaterloo and wider community are welcome to join.
  • For in-person attendance, please note seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Registrants for the online event will be emailed the link for the live-stream prior to the event.
  • Should you register and no longer be able to attend, please contact Chinweike Ike-Orji.