As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Lovell Endowed Professor Ximing Cai from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be presenting, "Modelling River Basins as Coupled Human and Natural Systems."
The First International Conference on Water Security will welcome academics, thinkers and practitioners from around the world to present, discuss and highlight key issues and directions for change from scientific and policy perspectives, including data needs and how data can be acquired, successful public and private sector business models in different settings, political opportunities and obstacles, what the expressed human needs are, and where the knowledge gaps exist.
This will be the first annual general meeting of the Global Water Futures (GWF) program. Plenaries, project reporting, posters, student events, breakout sessions, and other important GWF initiatives will take place during this time.
The primary purpose of the GWF inaugural Annual Science Meeting is to provide an opportunity for all GWF researchers and affiliated highly-qualified personnel to gather and share their scientific findings and other relevant activities and outcomes with GWF community and users/stakeholders.
The annual UN World Water Day in Waterloo is on March 22, 2017. This year's theme is Nature for Water, exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
The Transformative Technologies and Smart-Watersheds Research (TTSW) group, led by Professor Claude Duguay, are initiating work with industrial partners on the design of a microsatellite water management mission concept. Global Water Futures team members and the broader end-user community have an opportunity to help define the science objectives and observational requirements of the satellite mission.
This will be the first opportunity for the PIs of GWF-funded projects and the leads of the various GWF core teams to meet in person, gain a broad perspective of the GWF program in its entirety, and discuss strategic needs and opportunities.
For more information contact Chris DeBeer.